Shelter

Shelter Mickey Bolitar s year can t get much worse After witnessing his father s death and sending his mom to rehab he s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools A new school com
  • Title: Shelter
  • Author: Harlan Coben
  • ISBN: 9781780620053
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shelter
    Mickey Bolitar s year can t get much worse After witnessing his father s death and sending his mom to rehab, he s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley For a while, it seems like Mickey s train wreck of a life is finMickey Bolitar s year can t get much worse After witnessing his father s death and sending his mom to rehab, he s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley For a while, it seems like Mickey s train wreck of a life is finally improving until Ashley vanishes without a trace Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn t who she claimed to be And neither was Mickey s father Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben s latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about With this new series, Coben introduces an entirely new generation of fans to the masterful plotting and wry humor that have made him an award winning, internationally bestselling, and beloved author.
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  • Harlan Coben

    With over 60 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben s last seven consecutive novels, MISSING YOU, SIX YEARS, STAY CLOSE, LIVE WIRE, CAUGHT, LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT all debuted at 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world His books are published in 43 languages around the globe.Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award the first author to win all three and he has received an eclectic variety of honors from all over the world His novel TELL NO ONE has been turned into a hit French film of the same name His essays and columns have appeared in many top publications Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey He still lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.

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  • Review Shelter by Harlan CobenHmn, mixed feelings about this one This is a young adult spin off from the well known Myron Bolitar series I read it with great eagerness but couldn t shake off a feeling of dissatisfaction.This book is based around Mickey Bolitar, Myron s fifteen year old nephew who came to live with him in the book Live Wire when his father, Myron s brother died in a car crash and his mother ended up in drug rehab.If you haven t read any Myron Bolitar books you ll probably love th [...]


  • Life isn t going so well for 15 year old Mickey Bolitar After witnessing the death of his father and placing his mother in rehab, Mickey has moved in with his Uncle Myron Now starting a new school, Mickey meets Ashley Kent They become friends until she mysteriously disappears without a trace As Mickey and his new friends Ema and Spoon try to figure out what exactly happened to Ashley, they find that she was covering up a dark secret.I absolutely love Coben s Myron Bolitar series, so I thought I [...]


  • SPOILERS Entire ending revealed I just finished this book and would have thrown it across the room if it hadn t been an audiobook playing on my laptop Very basic math, Coben to be in the SS in 1945 a man would have to be born in, say, 1920 or earlier, which would make him at least 90, which makes him a bit old to be a Walmart greeter, let alone a sandy haired villain masquerading as an EMT To my mind, all the good points of this book are negated by a plot hole through which you could drive a WWI [...]


  • This is the beggining of a series featuring main protagonist Mickey Bolitar nephew of Coben s other series protagonist Myron Bolitar Thats funny starting a new series with a member of the family of a main protagonist It would appeal to the young adult crowd who are not well read in thrillers and want to read a clean non explicit story Mickey is a teenager and has quite a few problems to deal with one being his mother is in drug rehab and two his father is dead He is meant to be dead but a myster [...]



  • One word wow I ve never read Harlan Coben s books before, but if they re all like Shetler, I m a fan From page one all the way to the end, the Reader is kept in absolute suspense Coben doesn t waste any time in getting into the mystery, and any parts that threaten to drag are immediately interrupted with a new twist that will boggle your mind Mickey is one of the wittiest adolescent narrators I ve encountered in modern literature I didn t even find his talk about girls annoying, because he did i [...]


  • For those who have read my reviews of the Myron Bolitar novels, Harlan Coben once again delivers a world class series this time dealing with the nephew of Myron Bolitar Unlike the Myron Bolitar series this series now includes the young adult audience as well as the mature audience Coben has been writing for To my mind this is an incredible accomplishment to engage both young adults as well as adults in equal fashion.The writing style is slightly different the prose has been excised and edited to [...]


  • Loved it It was such a fun read and I loved the interaction between Micky, Ema and Spoon I am looking forward to the 2nd book Can t wait


  • Having heard some good things about Harlan Coben, I was pleasantly surprised to see one of his books as the Kindle Deal of the Day a few weeks back I mean, for 1.99, why not read something by the acclaimed mystery author Well, for one reason, because this is not the adult mystery series he is famous for, it is a young adult spin off about that character s nephew Oops Not how I meant to start reading this author, but despite that, I really enjoyed this book It was one part Walter Mosley, one part [...]


  • I am a fan of Myron Bolitar and of Harlan Coben s writing in particular Shelter , featuring Mickey Bolitar, Myron s nephew, is a young adult novel, so as an old adult I feel less qualified to criticise the dialogue than the actual story The young hero a martial arts expert who naturally learned his skills from his father as a teenager in the Brazilian jungle performs some amazing feats of derring do while rescuing either or both I m not sure the unbelievably beautiful blonde school student and t [...]


  • You guys may not believe me when I tell you but believe it or not, I read this entire 304 page book in 3 hours I couldn t focus on anything else I wanted to get to the end to figure out all the clues and see how it all related to each other This is the second book I read where the main character is a male, and I loved it I will definitely be picking up of Harlan Coben s book to read in the future He s made my list of favorite authors that s for sure There s mystery and suspense from the very be [...]


  • Mickey Bolitar s life has been turned upside down His father has recently died in a car accident His bereaved mother is in rehab Mickey is living at his uncle Myron s place and going to school for the first time in his life Prior to the accident and everything, Mickey and his family traveled the world on humanitarian missions, but his parents decided that Mickey could use a dose of normal teenage life Obviously, things did not work out that way Mickey thought things were looking up when he got a [...]


  • Recommended by my friend Maureen with the caveat that this book breaks the series rule The first book in a series must be a complete story on its own the second book should be a happy surprise, not a given I read this in a day Despite my compulsitivity, this book was awful The writing was bad though did not approach Twilight esqe levels and I feel like Coben s approach to writing a teen book was to read about seven of them and then take every cliche possible and shove it in his book Let s count [...]


  • I started reading this book with an extra sceptical eye when I saw who the author was I know, not fair But often when a writer crossed from fiction for adults to fiction for kids, it doesn t produce the best books Writing for teens is just a different beast, and it s not for every author.But Shelter had me pleasantly surprised Sure, it opened with a few YA cliches the protagonist is the new kid in town, we re in the cafeteria, sizing up the cliques, etc But the voice was spot on fun, snappy dial [...]


  • It s been 55 years since we ve read the Hardy Boys or Rick Brant or any other young adult book But we re such a Harlan Coben fan, we picked up Shelter despite the intended audience, just for fun, and to see what kind of character Myron Bolitar s nephew Mickey might be In general, we were rewarded with a very entertaining story, with some stereotypical but amusing support characters, and a plot that only got a little far fetched right at the end.Mickey has gone to live with Uncle Myron after the [...]


  • OK I was a little leery, this is a YA book and it has a one word title and I have learned to stay away from one word titles This is my first Harlan Cohen book and now I am a big fan Shelter by Harlan Coben exceeded my expectations The ingredients of this mystery, suspense, fascinating characters, danger, action and underlying meanings are mixed well and baked into a can t put down gripping thriller The violence was not to the point of turning your stomach but just enough to keep the action going [...]


  • This is a mystery for teens written by a well known author of thrillers for adults I was pretty excited to read this since I like Coben s adult books, but I really ended up thinking this was just okay My main complaints involve weakly created characters and terrible dialogue I just didn t feel like many of the characters were real, or even believable, and much of the dialogue was horrible That being said, there is an exciting and interesting plot, so for readers who care about plot than charact [...]


  • This book made me discover the genuis of Harlan Coben I think it s so hard to write a good mystery thriller and Harlan does an amazing job every time If you are sick of reading about other people finding love hey, even this lady gets sick of reading chick lits for a week then I highly recommend reading any of his books but read this one first because I feel like its an easy transition from finding love to finding the bad guy.


  • So I have yet to read a Harlan Coben book, but I have to start somewhere I had never read John Grisham until I picked up his Theodore Boone series so my fingers are crossed that I won t be disappointed Super happy I picked this up When will the sequel be out


  • I will start of by making a number of confessions 1 I tossed this book on top of my library stack at the last minute after having spent quite some time wrangling my three year old away from the puzzles and forcing my seven year old to narrow his book pile down to something he could actually carry himself which is to say, I didn t read the book description and so knew nothing about it but that I thought the cover interesting 2 I have never before read anything by Harlan Coben, therefore naturally [...]


  • Famed thrill writer Harlan Coben is trying his hand at writing for young adults but he s not pulling any punches when it comes to the thrill ride This is the first book in a series, and it introduces us to Mickey Bolitar whose dad s death and his mom s subsequent immersion into addiction has him living, unhappily, with his uncle and trying to survive in a new high school after globe trotting with his missionary parents for his whole life Things started out all right he even had a girlfriend But [...]


  • There s lots to like about this book It s a good mystery with lots of intriguing characters who may or may not be clues Mickey is a good, likable character but I especially like Ema, his unlikely sidekick A couple of things I didn t like Mickey is looking for his girlfriend, Ashley, who has disappeared at the start of the book But we never get a chance to know Ashley or Mickey s relationship with her so it s hard to care too much about her, aside from the fact that you re reading a mystery to fi [...]


  • This one was a bit all over the place It was very slow at the beginning and was confusing The beginning was probably slow because I had been reading None of the Above at the same time which is a far superior book Ending was a bit rushed, climax was an actual real life scenario which was a good change Overall, I m going to add it up to three star.


  • A page turner If you love mystery, this is a pretty cool YA contemp I m looking forward to reading the sequel.


  • What do I say about this book I finished in less than two days so yes it was intriguing I liked the pace of the book, there wasn t a dull moment, went from one problem to the next The problem starts off when Mickey Bolitar, our main character is walking to school and he walks up to this old abandoned house this house is home to the town legend Bat Lady who known to steal children if they dare to get too close Mickey didn t really like think much of it, he s new to town Recently moving in with hi [...]


  • Not sure what to make of this book He is one of my favorite authors and his stand alone novels are fast paced and nailbiters His series featuring Myron is set in the sports world but evolve way past that world.So I was excited to see him start a young adult series featuring Myron s nephew Mickey has been a nomad following his parents around the world doing humanitarian work Sadly his father is killed and his mother is in rehab for an overdose.So Myron moves Mickey back to the family house in New [...]


  • I found this book to be a slow starter but about half way through it really took off and became a real page turner for me I have read the whole Myron Bolitar series so I was familiar with Mickey from when he was introduced in Live Wire I enjoyed the interplay between Mickey, Spoon and Ema and found the other teenage characters interesting too The plot had a few twists and turns which held my interest and the ending was a complete surprise and left me wanting to immediately pick up the next book [...]


  • First book in a series and you can tell it A lot of setup to go forward I have listened to the Myron Bolitar this character s uncle series and Coben s stand alones It is kind of a mix Does not have the same level of tension as most of Coben s stand alones Still worth the read or listen Coben is an accomplished writer who knows how to spin a tale.


  • You guys may not believe me when I tell you but believe it or not, I read this entire 304 page book in 3 hours I couldn t focus on anything else I wanted to get to the end to figure out all the clues and see how it all related to each other This is the second book I read where the main character is a male, and I loved it I will definitely be picking up of Harlan Coben s book to read in the future He s made my list of favorite authors that s for sure There s mystery and suspense from the very be [...]


  • Two and a half stars is the best I can manage for this, although I am usually a fan of Harlan Coben I got it out of the library, in French, and there was nothing at all to indicate this is a Young Adult book It s not a genre I am familiar with so I looked up the age range guide 14 18 I would imagine most modern 18 year olds would find this far too young for their taste, although it might well appeal to the younger end of the age range.The second point of contention is that it is not a complete, [...]


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