Fireflies

Fireflies

Bree Wolf / Oct 22, 2019

Fireflies In the buzzing city of New York year old Gabriel Scott retreats from his parents constant arguing into a virtual world of adventure and companionship Unfortunately as summer comes along his pare

  • Title: Fireflies
  • Author: Bree Wolf
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  • Page: 477
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  • In the buzzing city of New York, 12 year old Gabriel Scott retreats from his parents constant arguing into a virtual world of adventure and companionship Unfortunately, as summer comes along, his parents ship him off to Kenton Woods to stay with grandparents he hasn t seen in years Trapped in a world of small town life, Gabriel suddenly finds himself cut off from the onIn the buzzing city of New York, 12 year old Gabriel Scott retreats from his parents constant arguing into a virtual world of adventure and companionship Unfortunately, as summer comes along, his parents ship him off to Kenton Woods to stay with grandparents he hasn t seen in years Trapped in a world of small town life, Gabriel suddenly finds himself cut off from the only friends he ever had when he discovers that his grandparents don t even own a computer.After sulking in the house for a few days, his grandfather drags him outside and Gabriel takes his first steps into the real world Gathering all his courage, he talks to Liam, their neighbors son, who hands him a small sheet of paper and asks for his help From that day on, Gabriel follows Liam and his friends on a treasure hunt across town With the entire school on their heels, they rush to solve riddle after riddle, slowly closing in on that which no one has ever found before Along the way, Gabriel meets the head butting twins Jack and Jordan, their dog Cat, the insane story teller Eddie and Hannah, a young girl locked up in her room.Hand in hand, they work to help Hannah escape and take her along on their adventure Having spent her entire life cut off from the rest of the world, Gabriel finds a kindred spirit in the red haired girl with the glowing eyes But one day, a secret Hannah has been carefully hiding from the group rears its ugly head and threatens to shatter Gabriel s new life and the place he thought he d finally found in the world.

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    1. This book was nominated as a Great Middle Great Reads Book of the Month, in a special edition for indie authors. I was a little doubtful about the book from the blurb, but got drawn in, and read it in two sittings. It’s the first of an as yet unfinished trilogy, but it stands alone.Gabriel is virtually ignored at home in New York, and spends most of his time inside video games. When his parents ship him out to stay with his grandparents in the country for a ‘couple of weeks’ he is complete [...]


    2. What to say? Only that I loved this book, I read it in a few days as it was well written and the story touched my heart. A great story of growth and compassion of a boy called Gabriel who finds himself in a new life staying with his grandparents in a small town. This story had a twist that tugs at the heartstrings. The charecters are charming and in this small town so different from New York, Gabriel finds his real self and learns the true value of friendship. Bree Wolf wrote a heartwarming stor [...]


    3. Twelve year old, Gabriel’s real world is filled with bickering parents and a sense of isolation and loneliness. Is it any wonder that he would rather be living in a computer game, surrounded by loyal friends and off on important adventures? A nasty surprise comes when the parents who he feels have long ago abandoned him, decide to take away his only friends by sending him to stay with grandparents he hasn’t seen in three years, in a micro town, WITH NO COMPUTER. They seem to think it is for [...]


    4. 4.5 stars! This is a lovely, moving book. It's a sad story, in fact two sad stories in one. I may not have read it if I'd known, as I tend to avoid sad stories. I suspect most children do, too, and parents tend to shield them from unpleasant realities. But one never knows when reality will burst through the barriers, and perhaps it is good for children to be brought face to face with it in a gentle way, as in this book. I am so glad I read it, because in the end it's not the sadness but the cour [...]


    5. Twelve year old Gabriel heads to his grandparents house in rural North Carolina to escape his life of being invisible to his fighting parents in the city. Arriving at his loving grandparents house with his computer games as his only enjoyment, Gabriel slowly comes out of his shell as he meets a group of new friends throughout the summer. Granted the freedom that only a small country town can provide, he learns that adventure in the real world is even better than his games. I really enjoyed readi [...]


    6. I was given a free copy of this novel in exchange for a review. I loved this book, and as someone that has grown up getting lost in video games in order to escape things out in the real world I really relate to this - think of it like Ready Player One for middle grade readers. Disaster strikes when Gabriel is forced to go with his grandparents and leave his home comforts. For the twelve year old me who never left home without his gameboy, I totally got it. The personal growth that Gabriel underg [...]


    7. 'Fireflies' by Bree Wolf is a story of innocent summer adventures that lead the reader and Gabriel, the principle young character, face-to-face with a major dilemma.The red-haired, secretive Hanna shows lonely, troubled Gabriel how to find happiness and 'seize-the-day' as if it were his, or her, last. The two form a special bond that I thought quite sensitive and heart-warming. The dilemma is: Could he/should he choose to live with his grandparents in the country, rather than with his dis-functi [...]


    8. This was a surprising story in many ways from the beginning to the end! Every time that I thought the plot was taking a predictable route, it would surprise me by taking a detour into an unexpected area. I like how the story starts out focusing on a kid that is so obsessed with technology and really only lives his life online and then turns into that child growing and learning how to live in "the real world". I feel that is a subject that is applicable to many kids today. Far too many young peop [...]


    9. Gabriel Scoot lives in NYC with his parents. And he always is playing computer games is his spare time at home. The big reason is because his mother and father fight all the time so he becomes the "hero" in his computer game. The other reason is he has no friends. It seems his parents don't have a clue about their son.School has let out and Gabe's parents decide that he should live with his grandparents over the summer and Gabe is upset, he'd rather spend time playing his computer game. He makes [...]


    10. A sweet, moving story about friendships, and stepping out bravely into the world ~ a world of tension and fresh air, a world of fights and strong bonds, a world of neglect and acknowledgements, a world of inferiority and self-acceptance. Gabriel is a quiet teen who used to bottle up his frustrations and who chose to live in the cyber world. Reading about him opening up to his new friends in his grandparents' town and learning to fit in and stand out at the same time is such joy. I feel proud of [...]


    11. 5 startsPlease read this book, pleaseIt's such an amazing and heartbreaking story. The writing is breathtaking and beautiful. In the beginning I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it, but thanks god that I didn't put it down. It talks about a boy and him coming out of his parents problems and coming out to the world, not with a second meaning, it literally means that the boy, Gabriel, left the house and started living life. Making new friends and discovering the real world, not the world inside his [...]


    12. When I first started reading Fireflies, I thought it was going to be another middle grade "parents fight and ignore kid so kid delves into computer life" book. But no! This story developed into a full-bodied, cozy, touching experience showing the importance and benefits of friendship, compassion, and living life to the fullest. Gabriel, a 12 year old city boy, spends the summer at his grandparents' house in a small town. He joins forces with a group of local kids, riding bikes and swimming in th [...]


    13. I very much enjoyed this book, and would recommend it. I'll be trying to get my two boys to read it when they finish the books they're currently in the middle of. Loved the characters, great morals, exciting, well written. Great middle grade to YA read, but also fun and a quick read for adults. Touching story. I look forward to book 2.


    14. Sweet and wonderful story.Very sweet story about how much friendships and truly living can mean. Great book for kids with some meaningful messages about life and death.


    15. I wasn't sure if I'd really like his book when I started. The main character is a harassed boy who chooses to become invisible in real life while his computer game avatar is a leader and guide.Gabriel's home life is sad. His parents are self absorbed and can barely work together as a couple let alone as parents. What's even sadder is at that I am certain there are many children and young people out there who are in similar home situations. This one particular summer Gabriel's parents (they don't [...]


    16. I quite enjoyed this middle grade read, a light fantasy story that deals with a few sensitive issues really well. I think this would be a great book for young readers looking for adventure and a bit of mystery.


    17. Wow!!! It is surely a tale of Life and death. It captivated me. It is an easy story to read but the meanings behind it are so deep. It gives you a lot to think about and change your way of living. I was crying like a baby at the end


    18. Slow to start with but then develops into a lovely book. A sad but very heartwarming tale of parental abandonment, withdrawal, death and finding your way through it all with hope and a smile on your face.


    19. AUTHOR, ASTROLOGER, ACTOR J. Lee GrahamFRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014FIREFLIES by Bree Wolf: a Review by J. Lee GrahamBree Wolf’s FIRFLIES, her first it seems in the Middle Grade Genre, is an oddly wonderful fusion of The Well-Wishers by Edward Eager and the Southern Gothic stories of Truman Capote. Ms. Wolf has created a delightful, sweet twelve-year-old boy named Gabriel, who lives in New York City and inside his computer in a fantasy world adventure game where characters use stereotypical face-cring [...]


    20. Gabriel is 12 years old, living a lonely life in New York City with his work obsessed parents who barely notice him between their verbal altercations. Gabriel retreats into the world of his computer game, where he feels a sense of control and companionship. But when his parents send him to his grandparent's country home for the summer, he'll learn what true friends are like, and how to reach out for life's real adventures.It sounds like a good book, and I wanted to enjoy it. The themes are true [...]


    21. ProseI’ve now caught onto the trend—that is the trend in most of the self-published works I review—and Fireflies is no different…sadly. With most books of this fashion, the author has a bit of talent with words and strings lines together decently, sometimes very well. This author, too, exemplifies this. Even in broad daylight the house seemed haunted. Most of the paint was peeled off, giving the wood a run-down impression. Bushes and trees, not to mention the lawn, grew in wild abundance [...]


    22. Gabriel is a lonely, apparently friendless boy who lives in New York City. His outer world is comprised of video games and his inner world is inhabited by video game characters. His busy, uninvolved parents send him for the summer to his grandparents’ house, located in Smalltown, USA. He makes friends with the kids in the town and slowly withdraws from his obsession with video games and begins to live real life.This is a sweet, lovely story of friendship. The kids are funny, engaging and are w [...]


    23. A great story of growth and compassionThe early part of FIREFLIES portrays the contrast between a boy's reality and a game. I thought this was a clever idea to explore what the game world meant to him, compared to his real-life. As the story progressed, the game took a back seat, so it was a storyline that never really was completed. Looking back, I understand that was the whole point. Gabriel's real life became more important than his game life.Gabriel is shy and inexperienced at social interac [...]


    24. Fireflies by Bree Wolf 3.5/5>> Gabriel wants to remain invisible. He would much rather play on his computer than listen to his parents argue all the time. His life suddenly changes however, as his parents send him to live with his grandparents and he learns that adventures can happen anywhere, not just inside his computer. >> As I first started reading Fireflies, I had a very difficult time getting into the story. The book struggled to catch my attention, and I found myself confused [...]


    25. Bree Wolf’s Fireflies contains everything a middle grade reader craves in a novel: mystery, suspense, puzzling riddles, and mystifying clues. Add a cast of quirky characters, a dog named Cat, and a relatable hero, Gabriel, to a scavenger hunt leading to a coveted treasure, and you have yourself a terrific summer read.Stuck at his grandparents’ house for the summer, aghast to be without the Internet and the use of a computer, 12-year-old Gabriel initially feels betrayed by his parents and ang [...]


    26. Some parts of this late elementary school age book are really just beautifully drawn. The various descriptions of small town life are very appealing, and not in a retro or corny way. I can just about feel the main character's attitudes about being sent from his home to his grandparents's due to 'family problems' and his fears and reluctance to get involved in the activities of the local kids he doesn't know. With some prodding, he really finds a spot for himself and some friends in his new rural [...]


    27. Fireflies is so textbook perfect it is scary! The plot is classic, sophisticated and fresh. The child characters are on the cusp between middle-grade and tween, all individuals with strengths and weaknesses, and very nicely drawn. Thematically, because it deals with parental abandonment and death, it might be a little heavy for those at the younger end of middle-grade. The writing itself and the flow of the story are super.Gabriel's journey from the world inside his Manhattan computer to the Rea [...]


    28. This book was such a good read! I really was able to relate to Gabriel in the fact of his parents always arguing and having to find something to take him out of his misery. He chose video games. Then he is suddenly swept away from his world of video games and arguing parents and put on the fast track to his grandparent's house. His grandparents don't have a computer so Gabriel has to create his own adventure by going out and making friends. The introvert kid who hides behind his hair, finally ta [...]


    29. I so enjoyed this Middle grade read. I also so wanted to give it five stars. However there is some cursing, very mild, and very little, but my personal preference is no swearing in Children's books. Otherwise it was a great read. The main character lives in the big city where he fills his time with a computer game, feeling "invisible." He ends up in a small town with grandma and grandpa and meets some wonderful friends. There is plenty of humor and adventure, along with some serious topics. This [...]


    30. A Charming Read Fireflies by Bree Wolf is a great middle grade read. The writing style is simple but engaging – there were times I was reminded of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Series. The reader is drawn into the story through the character of Gabriel, a lonely, isolated boy who withdraws from the world he lives in. It is only when he goes to stay at his Grandparent’s that he finally begins to learn to have the confidence to stand up for himself. The characters and world created by Wolf are c [...]


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