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Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how.

Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household. Mindy Denton makes it her single mission in life to destroy Callis, even as her brother, Kevin, falls deeper into love with the mysterious and beautiful girl who is hiding something from them all.

©2013 Mark Tufo (P)2013 Tantor

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  • Mel
  • Ft. Worth TX
  • 10-25-16

Not the kind of story Tufo' is know for,

but great in its own right.
If you are familiar with Mark Tufo's writing you know he has many voices, Mike Talbot the protector, Timothy the crazed clown, Riley the American Bulldog - so why not a teenage girl?
It was a very entertaining story if you just go with it and don't try to find a deeper message.
if you like Carrie you'll probably like this, it has a similar feel to it.
And as always, Sean Runnette was outstanding.
It is my goal to listen to everything written and read by team Tufo-Runnette

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Amazing

From start to finish, I was hooked. I finished the entire book in one sitting as I could not put it down or leave it for long. Wow.

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 09-07-16

Spooky teens

Any additional comments?

Really great narration with a good story. Only complaint is how easy breezy some of the teen conversations went. Good listen nonetheless!

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A constant edge of your seat story

The performance by Sean Runnette is always fantastic.... And to have him do a novel with the superb writings of Mark Tufo is always the best!!!

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  • Michael
  • YUKON, OK, United States
  • 05-12-16

great backstory for BT or otherwise known as Big T

great backstory for BT or otherwise known as Big tiny man captivating story but very dark now we know why he said you're brooding character

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  • H.
  • 04-28-16

Amazing as usual!!!

Tufo is easily on my top five best writers list. Combining the imagination of Tufo and smooth voice of Runnette was brilliant. Will not listen to any other combo. Love the complexity and military humor of Tufo. In the process of reading all his book series.

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  • carmela
  • niagara falls, ON, Canada
  • 04-23-16

Life isn't perfect, but that ok.

At first I disliked Callis, but by the end, I cried for her.

She was born into a loving family. Had everything she wanted.

When she was finally denied something she wanted, her life changed for the worse.

After reading Callis Rose, you should feel happy with what you have and realize, getting everything you want is not always best.

Great book. I highly recommend.

Sean's performance never fails.

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  • Shawn
  • Frederick, MD, United States
  • 03-13-16

Such a sad story

I really enjoyed this book! The author did a great job of making you feel for Callis. I found myself hoping that Callis would have a good outcome & learn how to use powers, but inevitably that cannot be. Mindy was absolutely the most disgusting character I've come across in a long time. She was pure evil!!! One thing that annoyed me was the way the narrator kept changing the pronunciation of Talia. Sometimes it was Tal-yuh & others it was Tuh-lee-uh. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book & will absolutely check out more by this author.

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The only Mark Tufo book I didn't enjoy.

Don't get me wrong. I am a fan. I LOVE Zombie Fallout series, Book of Riley series and everything else he's written. This one was weak, I didn't engage with the characters and had little pity for Callis.

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Great story!

loved this book, and fell in love with the character almost immediately. very good read, as is with all of the Mark Tufo books I've read.