Alchemy

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Alchemy
  • Mike Wood
  • English
  • 23 February 2017
  • 143925382X

About the Author: Mike Wood

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Alchemy book, this is one of the most wanted Mike Wood author readers around the world.


Alchemy The Summer Of 1984 Was A Golden Time In America From California, Where Gymnast Mary Lou Retton Was Winning Olympic Gold, To Cape Cod, Where Explorer Barry Clifford Was Discovering Pirate Gold, The Nation Seemed Obsessed With The Precious Metal But For 15 Year Old Al, That Obsession Hits A Little Too Close To Home When He Finds A Code Filled Notebook Belonging To His Missing Father That May Contain The Ancient Formula For Turning Lead To Gold Convinced That His Father S Sudden Disappearance Is Connected To His Secret Experiments In Alchemy, Al Sets Out To Find The Truth He Enlists The Help Of Cammie, A Beautiful Girl Staying For The Summer While Her Marine Biologist Father Tracks A Wayward Manatee, And Together They Begin Unraveling The Mystery But The Closer They Get To An Answer, The Closer They Grow To Each Other, And As The End Of Summer Draws Nearer, Al Wonders If They Can Break The Code Without Breaking His Heart.

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10 thoughts on “Alchemy

  1. Rafa Lombardino says:

    This book was a nice little surprise I got in touch with author Mike Wood through the Kindle page on Facebook by chance and soon saw that he had self published his first novel I m all for supporting independent writers and, upon reading his book s description, I decided to give it a try It looked fun, it was about the 1980s, I grew up in the 1980s, so it just jumped to the top of my What to read next queue.I have to say I really can t remember reading a fiction book with a story so compelli This book was a nice little surprise I got in touch with author Mike Wood through the Kindle page on Facebook by chance and soon saw that he had self published his first novel I m all for supporting independent writers and, upon reading his book s description, I decided to give it a try It looked fun, it was about the 1980s, I grew up in the 1980s, so it just jumped to the top of my What to read next queue.I have to say I really can t remember ...

  2. Kristi, A Book Fanatic says:

    The premise got me anybody who grew up in the 80 s will love this bookThis was a wonderful coming of age tale about a fatherless boy who is figuring out his place in life The author did a great job making the reader root for Al during this story This book would be great to develop in...

  3. Al says:

    In his bio on , Wood indicates he had many rejections from agents and publishers, claiming the book was great, but too hard to market After reading Alchemy, I understand why It isn t a mystery, although there is a mystery to be solved It has a protagonist who is the perfect age for a Young Adult novel and I daresay many in this demographic would relate to much of the story possibly hopefully even learn from it However, some parents might feel that parts of the book aren t suita In his bio on , Wood indicates he had many rejections from agents and publishers, claiming the book was great, but too hard to market After reading Alchemy, I understand why It isn t a mystery, although there is a mystery to be solved It has a protagonist who is the perfect age for a Young Adult novel and I daresay many in this demographic would relat...

  4. Cathy Speight says:

    The author of this book states in his end Credits that he doesn t honestly like writing And yet, he persisted for 346 very long, tedious pages it seems He also pays tribute to his editor s keen eye for detail Really Hmm I had just went Why don t you where your shoes Must of called in sick By dinner time, I had made up my mind to just peddle over there I might get a peak at the upstairs Aaargh to quote just a few from the appallingly long list There were missing quotation mark The author of this book states in his end Credits that he doesn t honestly like writing And yet, he persisted for 346 very long, tedious pages it seems He also pays tribute to his editor s keen eye for detail Really Hmm I had just went Why don t you where your shoes Must of called in sick By dinner time, I had made up my mind to just peddle over there I might get a peak at the upstairs Aaargh to quote just a few from the appallingly long list There were missing quotation marks, bad grammar, characters starting nearly every sentence with well , inconsistent spellings Andplurals are not formed with an apostrophe and an s As for punctuation not quite a Let s eat Grandma example but Be sure to come right in Cammie wasn t far off.If a badly edited book really annoys you, don t read any further This book isn t for you.Editing aside, this book wasn t for me simply because it was mind numbingly boring ...

  5. John Condron says:

    This is a very good, but not great YA novel I loved the first 38 and a half chapters, which is pretty good for a 40 chapter book from a first time author The characters were engaging and likeable, the story was fast paced and plausible, and the FIRST ending was very satisfying.Though I hate cliches, I have to say I couldn t put it down I was emotionally engaged with the characters to the point where I had to stop reading several times because I couldn t see through my tears, or because This is a very good, but not great YA novel I loved the first 38 and a half chapters, which is pretty good for a 40 chapter book from a first time author The characters were engaging and likeable, the story was fast paced and plausible, and the FIRST ending was very satisfying.Though I hate cliches, I have to say I couldn t put it down I was emotionally engaged with the characters to the point where I had to stop reading several times because I couldn t see through my tears, or because my hands were shaking, either with laughter or fury The author has nailed the thoughts and feelings of typical teens as they navigate the treacherous waters between child and adult I truly hope he continues to write, because I am certain that his next book will be even better.My only quibble is with the SECOND preachy ending The author, a middle school teacher, apparently couldn t resist lecturing Teens like to draw their own conclusions about the message of a book Mr Wood put words in the mouth of his ...

  6. Kathleen says:

    This debut novel by author Mike Wood was a fun summer read and a very cool trip down the 1980s memory lane for me The story is set in the summer of 1984 in Cape Cod, MA, and is told in the 1st person narrative by 15 year old Al Newman During this coming of age summer, Al struggles with the unanswered disappearance of his father, and he is determined to find out what happened to him Along comes a pretty teenage girl, Cammie, who along with her marine biologist father have tracked a wayward man This debut novel by author Mike Wood was a ...

  7. John says:

    This was an excellent book The author did an AMAZING job of capturing how it feels to be an early teenage boyit really took me back 35 years The characters are well developed and multidimensional The book moves along at an excellent pace, and even when the story completely changes gears, the transition is smooth There is an emotional depth to this story that is quite amazing, especially for a first time author Lastly...

  8. Sharon says:

    YA Very enjoyable light easy holiday read Review to follow.

  9. Cat says:

    Good book by someone everybody knows

  10. Michelle says:

    A sweet, quirky story Very well written.