Gold Stars by Samuel Lytle
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure
Where to Get It:
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Gold Stars delves into one of the inner most questions of the soul: why do we do good things? This altruistic adventure intertwines the lives of four main characters, each trying to change the world for the better or worse. The result is a local reality show where those who move 'the obstacle in the path' are rewarded with cash. The town falls in love with the TV program and the citizens find themselves falling over themselves to help each other. But are they helping because it is right, or because they want the reward? The characters are caught in the middle of this conflict of interests while discovering that really, they are striving for their own 'gold stars'. This tale of mystery, adventure, service, betrayal and romance will (hopefully) change the way you look at your own reactions.
What they're saying about it:
"Gold stars has several original characters that fill the pages of this book. The author does a phenomenal job of weaving, the several different stories, together. I was very surprised this book was the authors first. He writes like a veteran, and is able to command the story, moving it forward when the story needs to change and holding the story back to keep us guessing. I had several different thoughts about how this story was going to end, and each time I was wrong. The book is a great read at a remarkable price. I took a chance on this book, not knowing what it would be about, and being the authors first, but I can honestly tell you that the message behind the story and the thoughts I have entertained since putting it down have been well worth it. You can't beat the price, and more so, you can't help but falling in love with the story. Buy this book."--Amazon Reviewer
"This book is 5 (gold) stars in my opinion. I like the book's idea which is to see if people would help others they don't know for the possibility of a reward. If they are rewarded with cash, then are they really helping people? or just gambling?
Just like the cover suggests, the story involves four main characters. I like how I found myself thinking the same way Parker (the main, main character) thinks in some of the situations, especially when it came to girls."--Amazon Reviewer