Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Wrong Bus: An Urban Christmas Story

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453645977
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453645970
Ida, a wealthy optimist, sets out for a day of Christmas shopping, not knowing the dramatic turn her life will take when she goes by bus and becomes the victim of a brutal assault. Her luck changes when Junior, an African-American student from the wrong side of town and troubles of his own, comes to her rescue"or does it? 

Can Christmas spin misery into a miracle and just maybe restore faith?

This is a book that definitely would stay in your bookshelf…

The Wrong Bus is a story of real people in real situations, they are those people who are struggling with grief/problems/life challenges, full of dreams but are lost, all brought up in a life-changing accident where they found the true meaning of Christmas- compassion and love.

It’s wonderful that these characters have different desires and yet at the end, they end up wanting to bear the risk for someone else’s safety

Mr. Hampton wrote vivid descriptions with beautiful images, the language and dialogue is easy to grasp… a real tale with deep emotions set in a rough world. The emotions are brought back to real life, and the urban theme is great.

As for me, it might seem that this book ended so fast, I want it to stay a little bit longer, to savor every emotion swirling as I read every word. This review isn’t enough to describe such an enchanting tale which would keep you reading it over and over again. I shed a tear every once in a while with this one.

This made me realize how God work things together for good, that in a series of misfortunes, God’s hand is still guiding our way. It’s really a small world after all, and we could only make a difference by helping someone’s life. The message of love, friendship, moving on, acceptance, trust, understanding, pride, chances are things which we should always be reminded of.

All in all, The Wrong Bus is a perfect tale with imperfect people that gives readers perfect time to reminisce and examine yourself and your view toward other people.

Book 2 hopefully would be out soon, this isn’t just for Christmas but for every occasion. Mr. Hampton is an author to watch out for! Very Highly Recommended!

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