Faith Friese Nelson
- Title: Finding Verity
- Author: Faith Friese Nelson
- ISBN: 9781480123304
- Page: 474
- Format: Paperback
Finding Verity is a moving story about a young man s survival and search for truth.After being abandoned by his mother, thirteen year old Puck Scarsi follows Fin, a homeless man, into the underground bowels of New York City I had speculated about the tunnels before I d gone under, and I d cheerfully imagined dragons, wizards and monsters But once I set foot under the citFinding Verity is a moving story about a young man s survival and search for truth.After being abandoned by his mother, thirteen year old Puck Scarsi follows Fin, a homeless man, into the underground bowels of New York City I had speculated about the tunnels before I d gone under, and I d cheerfully imagined dragons, wizards and monsters But once I set foot under the city, my childlike fantasies were replaced with something else, a kind of fearful exhilaration, addictive in a way, but frightful, too A warning I had no idea what lurked in the shadows Even though my eyes had adjusted to the dark, it was difficult to differentiate between shadows, some being pitch black, others dark gray I tried to convince myself that the tunnel was no worse than the city at night, but I knew that was not true Fin knows the tunnels are no place for teens, so he escorts Puck to Child Services An escape from an abusive foster family, leads Puck to an unlikely adoption and early success as a novelist.Ten years later, on a visit to Central Park, Puck rescues an elderly woman from a brutal attack A friendship develops, and Puck reveals his troubled past and his longing to reconnect with Fin One day, Puck returns to the tunnels in search of his friend I lowered myself into the underground s netherworld I was back I had returned to the underbelly of the biggest city in the world, submerging myself into a world of darkness where evil flourished, where most people would never go A place where staying too long could prove detrimental As I walked deeper into the tunnel, I realized my life had always been about survival I laughed at my epiphany Life was survival Such a simple concept At thirteen, I had been forced to became an adult Too soon I d been forced to survive by myself Alone Verity means truth Follow Puck as he discovers the meanings of love, life, family, and friendship.
Recent Comments "Finding Verity"
I don't know where to begin, this book captured my attention early and never let go. There was more than one mystery going on and I didn't see the ending coming at all. There were clues, but I never picked up on them.I loved Puck, even as broken as he was, he was still a hero. I followed Puck through his trials, imaginary and real, trying to figure out what else happened to him to scar him even more than his awful childhood. And I loved Ellen for her kindness and gentleness with him. An unlikely [...]
I received this book free through First Reads giveaway. This book was about a man's story of how as young boy he was abandoned by his mother and thus left homeless. This is his story of his adventures as a homeless person in New York City. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
“All readers really wanted to read was a decent story. Why couldn't it be enough to just give readers what they wanted?”Excerpt From: Faith Friese Nelson. “Finding Verity.” iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.
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