The Shack

January 30, 2012

Realistic Fiction/ Mystery By: William P Young Reviewed by: C. Cornell Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

On a cold winter storm day, Mack or Allan Mackenzie receives a strange message in his mail box, from his dead dad. The note will take Mack through a life changing weekend in, the shack. Mack is an average man who has really had a rough life. From his father being an alcoholic to a life changing event that occurs during later in the story. This novel is powerful enough to make you want to keep reading and not put the book down until it’s done.

Just before Macks daughter, Missy is about to go back to school, he decides a plan a late summer vacation.  A camping trip to a national park was Mack’s perfect vacation. While him and his family are staying in their camper in the park the family is spending time together. The vacations seemed like nothing could go wrong. One second Mack is looking at Missy and the next she is gone. She was abducted and later found dead.

 Years after the death if Missy, Mack has somewhat overcome the fact she is gone. One day on a cold winter stormy day Mack receives a suspicious letter. The letter is from his long passed away father. The note wanted Mack to come to the shack where Missy was murdered for a weekend. Once there Mack experiences a powerful revelation with god. The experience changes his outlook on himself and his whole entire life.

 I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars because of how it made me want to keep reading. The book is full of events that make you wondering of what is going to happen next. The theme and plot of the whole book is flawless and makes the book very enjoyable to read.  The way the author uses descriptive writing makes the book all more enjoyable. I would recommend this book to anyone because it really has no specific genre.

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