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Thrift Shop Nation 1. Thrift Shop

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Steve Henson was looking for a summer job. Small town life didn't provide much in the way of employment for idle teenagers, so when his mom located him a possible spot at a new business opening in town, Steve jumped at the chance to check it out.

And found the answer to all of his dreams in the process...

Copyright © 2016 Geron Kees; All Rights Reserved.

Story Recommendations (6 members)

  • Action Packed 2
  • Addictive/Pacing 1
  • Characters 6
  • Chills 1
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 4
  • Feel-Good 4
  • Humor 3
  • Smoldering 2
  • Tearjerker 2
  • Unique 3
  • World Building 1

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This story was recommended to me by Raven1 and he did not steer me wrong. I think it's safe to say that I'm addicted to Geron's stories now! 

I enjoyed everything about this delightful story. The setting was so well crafted that it was easy to place myself in the midst of the action. The character development was also very good, so much so that I found myself longing for another chapter. Thankfully, I just received a message from Raven1 letting me know that there is a sequel, "The Second Time Around" so I'm headed there right now!

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This story puts an unusual spin on a summer job.  Steve goes for a job interview at his mother's suggestion, and ends up getting the job, enjoyment, and a potential boyfriend.  There are, of course, some twists and turns along the way.

Not all is smooth sailing.  But sometimes life is not smooth sledding either.  Sometimes life seems like one slippery slope after another but often things work out as well as some of the things in this story.

Believable, sometimes blunt, but not boring, one of our favorite word slingers has another well-written worthy story for us.

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Thank you for the nice review. :)



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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Steve's mother has found him a summer job.  Surprisingly, he loves the job and Debbie the quirky owner of Thrift Shop Nation.  However, there is an even bigger surprise in store for Steve, something he wants desperately. Something out of his dreams.  This is a delightful story of first love and second chances.  Full of humor and smoldering emotions, it is a very great read.  Though short, there is another great sequel to this story when you finish this one.  I give it my highest recommendation.

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Thanks for the kind words! :)


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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

I cannot emphasize enough how much I love this story! I like the slow pacing of it, the vivid description of two boys spending their summer together and developing a relationship. The parts that deal with the thrift shop and its owner are also interesting, but of course, the love story between the two boys is what makes it so great! Wonderful and heartwarming!

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