Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Pearl (The Pearl Trilogy #1) by Geoffrey Knight


The Top End of Australia—a tropical paradise filled with beauty. Wonder. Danger.

For two young boys growing up, the remote beaches and aqua waters of the Northern Territory provide a playground of adventure. So it is for half-Aboriginal Jarrah Yindi and his best friend Luke Lawson, who spend their summers diving for pearls and dodging Old Salty, a man-eating crocodile, under the stormy summer skies of Darwin.

And as the boys grow older, their friendship gradually becomes a need to be together, and slowly something more blossoms.

But for two teenage boys, falling in love is very different to understanding love.

As they teeter on the brink of manhood, as life beyond school looms like a summer storm—at once exciting and terrifying—will life tear the two friends apart?

Or will love keep them together forever?

My Rating - 5 Stars!

Geoffrey Knight's The Pearl deserves ten stars. I'm in absolute awe of it's sheer brillance.

From page one, until the end, I was completely engrossed in every moment, every thought, every scene. The story itself is riveting and emotional. But, the theme of the story is exquisite.

The story revolves around Jarrah, from his youth with Luke, his love of Luke, their tough times, and more. It captures their experiences with love, hope, and longing. They're tender, passionate and romantic. 

Jarrad's experiences are tough and you'll experience every hardship, thought, and feeling along with him. You'll feel his pain, fear, and uncertainty.

The title is perfect for this story, as the Pearl "turns something unperfect perfect." This sentiment is repeated at important times, and the beauty of the pearl for Jarrad and Luke is phenomenal.

In addition to the amazing tale, the author thoroughly captures the feel, history, and climate of Australia. 

The Pearl is a superb story that powerfully hits on the fact that we are not in control of everything. Life can change in a moment and we need to accept that. It's profound and beautiful. I wish I could give it 10 stars. I love every moment, and thank Geoffrey Knight for this spectacular life tale. It's real life, raw and exposed. 

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