This book is well-crafted, gripping, full of exciting twists and turns with a great, captivating story-line. Its complex intrigue and detailed descriptions do not slow down the fantastic cadence that kept me looking forward to the next page. It is suspenseful, mysterious, nourish in a plot, character, and language (“…glowing energy that dripped from those huge leaves caused a solo ambition”).
The story is definitely a brick packed dense with all that is valuable; a beautiful friendship, family, humanity, simplicity, and love. In her poetic voice, the author takes to an amazing journey filled with different people, different emotions, and different discoveries.
“The Urban Boys” offers something for everyone! Although fictional, the book clearly tests the boundaries of fact and fiction; one can't help but believe that the scenarios the author create might actually unfold in the real world. The tale like this pulls the reader to respect and honor people around him/her and reminds one that humans are open to more than the material world as well as capable of overcoming evil by love and wisdom. I highly recommend this read.
K.N. Smith is an American author and passionate advocate of childhood and family literacy programs throughout the world. She continues to inspire students of all ages to reach their highest potential in their artistic and educational pursuits. Her creative, lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist, turn, and grind through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in diverse, exciting, edge-of-your seat narratives. She lives with her family in California.
What was your inspiration for this book?
The inspiration for this novel was actually born of my desire to see more young people reading. When my daughters were in high school, I was a volunteer parent tutor and I could really see the need for tutoring with the students, especially in English and math. I thought if I could entertain, I could educate along the way. With that, my lyrical writing style does stretch the imagination a bit, but it's all for a good cause.
What is your favorite scene in your book?
The scene where the dark stranger finally tells the boys what the heck is going on. It’s the one scene that pulls the entire story together. Beyond that, I loved the final fight scene because there is so much going on. I had to visually map it out remembering who got knocked to the left and who got kicked to the right. It was a blast!