The Life of Ely

The Life of Ely The Life of Ely is Jason L McWhirter s first non fantasy story that was originally written as a screenplay His many years as an educator has inspired this moving fictional story of a young abused boy

  • Title: The Life of Ely
  • Author: Jason L. McWhirter
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Life of Ely is Jason L McWhirter s first non fantasy story that was originally written as a screenplay His many years as an educator has inspired this moving fictional story of a young abused boy who finds hope, strength, and salvation from a caring teacher and wrestling coach who teaches him about life and growing up, and who believed in him when no one else did ThThe Life of Ely is Jason L McWhirter s first non fantasy story that was originally written as a screenplay His many years as an educator has inspired this moving fictional story of a young abused boy who finds hope, strength, and salvation from a caring teacher and wrestling coach who teaches him about life and growing up, and who believed in him when no one else did The life of Ely is a life that you wouldn t wish on your enemy A young abused boy growing up in a poor broken home, who was told every day that he was worthless, befriends a caring teacher and coach who fans a spark of hope within him The classroom and the wrestling mat become Ely s weapons to battle his demons and to find the confidence that he needs to survive It s an emotional story about a boy who comes of age that will leave you crying, laughing, and cheering as he faces the overwhelming odds against him.

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    1. I don't know why it took me so long to finish this book. Interesting story, real characters and for sure it is very fascinating the pages where Ely explains his thoughts about what he is getting trough. Easy to read, easy to understand and a lot of things to think about life. Really like it.

    2. Great bookThe lump in my throat says everything you need to know about this book. Outstanding!! Thank you for sharing this uplifting story.

    3. The smooth, descriptive storytelling in this book makes it a quick and enjoyable read. The story, based on the author's experiences as a student and teacher, is a riveting take on the tale of a disadvantaged child meeting someone who changes the direction of his life. The theme of strength, in all of its manifestations, is present throughout and is conveyed in a powerful way. The main character is Ely, a boy abused both mentally and physically his entire life. In eighth grade, he meets a friend [...]

    4. Let me first start by saying that I don't usually read these kinds of books. I'm not against it, and I have read books with similar stories and enjoyed them, but I have so many books in the action/adventure fantasy genre that its hard for me to steer away from the endless stack. But I'm so glad I did. I wanted to give this book a shot as I read this authors fantasy books and enjoyed them. I was curious how he would do crossing over into something a little more serious and realistic. This was a f [...]

    5. I just finished reading Jason McWhirter’s Life of Ely.Through the application of the wrestling metaphor, McWhirter took me to the mat and helped me struggle up close and personal with at least three formidable opponents that teens like Ely face today: obesity, bullying and parental physical and verbal abuse.His use of language is efficient and effective. His early description of Bill, Ely’s alcoholic father, and the unkempt mobile home which is their domicile is memorable.In fact, these earl [...]

    6. This is not a fantasy book!It is a well expressed and written life lesson carefully disguised as fiction until the end. Although not everyone has a life filled with crisis and pain, everyone has felt some pain in their lives, and if they are mature enough, they have learned empathy for other's pain and suffering.Ely leads by example as he struggles to just survive as a kid caught in a world of negativity and despair. Yet with a little help from a gradually growing circle of friends and supporter [...]

    7. I thought this book was amazing. I had read this author's fantasy books and I was really excited to learn that he had written a coming of age, fictional story. These types of books are some of my favorite and McWhirter did not disappoint. Then when I saw that this book was sort of autobiographical, I really became hooked. How could you not? The author used bits and pieces of his experiences as a teacher and coach and created a really moving, inspirational story. I loved the characters of Ely, Mr [...]

    8. Even though I am usually not one for heart-felt, coming of age type books, I enjoyed reading this particular book very much. I thought that the characters were very strong in the sense that they were well developed and believable. You could also relate to them and really understand why they did what they did. The humor in this book was enough to make me laugh out loud and the emotional struggles and trials of the characters were very powerful and moving. I loved the beginning, middle and end of [...]

    9. OMG a fantastic story worth 10 stars!!Wow, what an incredible heart lifting story. I've never experienced the kind of joy that I did from this book. It's a guide to living a faith filled life that shows that people can, in fact, survive anything. The characters are so very real that I felt like I knew and hated some of them-and loved and admired the rest. Read it--you'll love it!!

    10. Life of Ely made me cry, gasp, and feel a gamut of emotions. The writing made me feel that I was there in Ely’s world. A few times I even had to put the book down when I began angry at what was happening. This book is well written with great insight into a teen’s life. The surprise ending was amazing and tears started. Read this book.

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