The third week of August 2021 was one of the most memorable weeks of my weekly reading experience. Because Halloween was coming, I eventually decided on the idea of reading books about indigo children. Every book I read that week had to include a character with the spiritual ability to communicate with supernatural beings; and the three books I finished met that requirement.
In this post, I’d like to recommend those books by sharing a brief review of them.
Jamie Conklin has been able to see supernatural beings since childhood, and his mother is the only person aware of his gift. Jamie’s mother works for a literary agency, but she is currently facing financial difficulties. The only person who can help her is one of the best-selling authors she works with, because she will receive a percentage of the sales of his latest book. Unfortunately, the author passed away before completing the work. Do you see where I’m going with this?
Jamie’s mother believes that telling her son to communicate with the author’s ghost is the only way to keep their family from going bankrupt. She requests her son to communicate with the author’s spirit to learn the book’s entire story that he was unable to finish while alive. Her idea worked, despite its absurdity.
Jamie’s powers as an indigo child became known to many around him. His mother was not the last person to make use of his special abilities. Jamie must take caution because others will most likely use his powers for more hazardous purposes.
The Taking of Jake Livingston
Jake Livingston attended a school with a discriminatory majority of white kids. One of the highlights that provoked Jake’s reaction was when one of the students called him a “slave.” Jake, who fought the provocateur, does not receive defence from the school since they only focus on his action and not the trigger that prompted the action. Basically, the school administrators are also racist.
Aside from racism, the book’s primary focus is on school shooting. School shootings often occur in the United States, the setting of this book. Douglass brought up the subject by showing a ghost who was the culprit of a school shooting while he was alive. Jake, who is an indigo child, mysteriously being terrorized by the ghost, which may endanger his life.
Together with his two new friends, Jake begins to unravel the mystery of the ghost who is haunting him. The interactions between the three of them served as a complement to brighten the book’s somber atmosphere.
The Graveyard Book
I must say, The Graveyard Book is a terrifying interpretation of Tarzan’s story. The plot centers around a baby raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Bod, short for Nobody, is the name given to this baby by them.
A man named Jack murders Bod’s human family the night he is adopted by the ghosts. Jack plans to murder the entire family, including Bod, but somehow he is able to save himself. Jack evidently did not lose up on locating Bod to continue his terrible crimes for some years after the tragedy.
I’ve read many Neil Gaiman’s books, and The Graveyard Book, like his other works, is very imaginative. I’m digging the vibes! I was overjoyed when I finished this book, and one of the main reasons was Bod himself.
Bod is a fascinating character. The growth of Bod’s character as a human who grew up with ghosts piqued my interest even more. What can be expected of a ghost-raised baby? Tarzan’s behavior and personality naturally mimic the animals around him. So, how about Bod? You can find the answer to this question by reading the book. However, I’d like to share one of Bod’s quotes with you:
“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
The order of the books above is simply the order in which I read them. But, as it turns out, Stephen King’s Later is indeed my favorite of the three. Is there a book that has piqued your interest? If you’re not a horror fan, I don’t think The Graveyard Book is as frightening as the other two!