Review: Point Horizon by:David Zelenka
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While exploring in the canyons of Colorado, Tommy and Kate take a plunge into the unknown. Lost, they face dangerous challenges, tough decisions and extraordinary creatures as they struggle to find a way home. Will they return safely to the light of day? Readers will find adventure and a fresh exciting new way to look at the world.
The power of hope is the central theme of Point Horizon, recurring throughout the book as the journey of two young people named Tommy and Kate unfolds. The novel’s essential message is to pursue a life of purpose and integrity despite the temptations to view life selfishly and without greater meaning.
Tommy and his new friend Kate find themselves racing to escape being bullied by small town gang in rural Colorado. While hiding in a limestone cavern and waiting for their pursuers to pass, they tumble headlong into a pit and their fall unexpectedly takes them to the middle of the Earth and an unknown world called the Firmament. The youth discover a world similar to ours, where the physics are somewhat reversed. In this environment, gravity holds them to the interior of a vast, spacious hollow sphere.
Tommy and Kate navigate the ecology and geography of the Firmament in the company of new friends. They come to understand that going through the “Way,” a special light, is their only way home.
It is hard to live this life and you add to it being young and it being a world full of sin. It’s hard to do the right thing and do it well. As readers of Point Horizon, you are invited on an adventure that Tommy and Kate are a part of that goes from simple curiosity to deep well thought out way to learn about something that has been around for generations.
Tommy and Kate are just everyday kiddos that are trying to escape some bullies and they stumble across something so unbelievably mind blowing that they must follow these clues to find out what what this new found mystery is all about. The pair are suddenly moved to a place that is similar to our world but incredibly different they have to learn real quick how to maneuver this place and still get back home in one piece.
The book is written quite well and is directed toward a more youthful audience at ages 10-13. The main characters in the story provide a strong plot line and are strong, vivid characters that help the story along quite beautifully. A very big adventure for young readers!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.
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