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Karen Kimball & the Dream Weaver's Web By Cynthia Sue Larson

Jacket: Paperback
Pages: 154 pages
Publisher:; (April 2003)
Genre: Teens > Adventure & Thrillers
ISBN: 0595276156

Comments about the author: About the author: Ever since she was a child, Cynthia has sought to understand the true nature of reality. She experienced the world as colorful patterns of interactive energy fields, and sensed and saw unusual changes in the physical world that corresponded with her thoughts and feelings. The fact that our thoughts and feelings change the physical world was made clear to Cynthia one day when she was young and feeling particularly relaxed and energized; she looked out a window at the rain falling outside, and noticed the rain stopped when she thought "stop", and started again when she thought "start". Visit the author's website at RealityShifters

Review: What a wonderful book! As far as I am concerned, there’s nothing quite like a good story well told. In Karen Kimball & the Dream Weaver's Web, Cynthia Sue Larson has given us just that.

Karen Kimball is the protagonist in a story that explores the psychic and emotional tensions experienced by young people as they begin their transition from childhood to young adulthood. Larson’s book opens with the less than joyful home life of Karen Kimball – a young girl surrounded by two self-absorbed brothers, a conflicted father and a mother trapped between all sides.

We follow Karen as she travels from what promises to be a mundane summer at swim camp to her transformation into a person who is more in-tune with her immediate environment, and indeed the universe, than she ever might have imagined.

As Karen Kimball’s awareness blossoms, she has one foot in the three-dimensional world we all inhabit and another foot in a place where time and space are but two of the many facets of existence that she will come to understand. The message behind Karen Kimball and the Dream Weaver’s Web is the need for us to trust openly and to love fearlessly while seeking out all that is available to us.

This is a truly uplifting story that lends itself very well to the coming-of-age genre of young adult fiction. It is quite easy for the reader to envision our young protagonist moving through many, many other adventures in subsequent volumes of a Karen Kimball series. I can also easily envision a made-for-TV after school special that tells this excellent tale. Both of my daughters and I look forward anxiously to the next release!

— Reviewed by: Timothy E. McMahon, M.S.


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