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Exorcising Aaron Nguyen
- The Millroad Academy Exorcists, Book 1
- By: Lauren Harris
- Narrated by: Lauren Harris
- Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
The murder of Millroad Catholic Academy's resident genius Aaron Nguyen shuts down student life at the boarding school in rural North Carolina... for about a week. With the resilience of youth, the student body bounces back, and the memory of murder is nothing but a streamer of caution tape fluttering in the breeze. Unfortunately for them, Aaron's spirit has some resilience as well. The school priest's exorcism fails, and before long Aaron is breathing chills down the students' necks and hurling Bunsen burners at nuns.
Funny, Suspenseful and Supernatural, All in One
- By orange fan on 12-31-14
A stellar performance
Ms. Harris does a wonderful job of breathing life into her characters. Rather than speaking to the YA audience, the book speaks in their language. Through her writing, as well as subtle pauses and accents in her narration, the author gives us an insight into the thoughts of a real live person in Georgia. Little asides (fantasies, internal threats, quirky jokes, etc.) all serve well in creating a well-rounded individual that the reader/listener can really connect with on a base level. The story itself has wonderful pacing that allows for character and plot development at a pace that never feels rushed or to drag on. I greatly look forward to the next chapter in Millroad Academy series.
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