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Ridley

   (5 reviews)

Ridley wants a lot of things. To be left alone, for people to forget a stupid nickname, and for time to stop and rewind two years. What he doesn't want is to be featured in the school paper.

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  • Action Packed 0
  • Addictive/Pacing 6
  • Characters 9
  • Chills 2
  • Cliffhanger 2
  • Compelling 5
  • Feel-Good 4
  • Humor 3
  • Smoldering 3
  • Tearjerker 5
  • Unique 4
  • World Building 4

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  • 1. Part 1
    • 4,966 Words
    • 1,109 Views
    • 9 Comments
  • 2. Part 2
    • 5,761 Words
    • 1,366 Views
    • 15 Comments
  • 3. Part 3
    • 6,889 Words
    • 1,044 Views
    • 14 Comments
  • 4. Part 4
    • 6,535 Words
    • 1,121 Views
    • 18 Comments
  • 5. Part 5 - End
    • 9,271 Words
    • 866 Views
    • 27 Comments

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Topnotch

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Loved this coming of age tale. Very emotional and well written. 6 stars if there is a part two.

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vonfoto

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

A lovely, touching story about a broken guy who only realizes he’s broken when someone far from his ken breaks through his barriers.

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johnnyboy2285

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Wow. Such a wonderful and well written story. It totally needs a sequel, but for now... It is just great

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Danners

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

Ridley was an introvert's guide to the high school experience but with a twist I've come to expect from @Krista.

The main character sandwiched his personality between a request from his (absent and then critically injured) father and his own interpretation of what that meant for him, and he unfortunately chose to sacrifice his future. Ridley opted to ignore his own feelings and desires in favor of fulfilling what he thought his father wanted for him, when all the man wanted was for his son to be happy.

It took the intervention of Gabe and the article he sought to write to shock the main character out of his gloom. Not just the article but also the author's (and photographer's) interest in him as a person. Gabe got to Ridley in a way no one else had and it shocked him into action.

This story was phenomenal. From start, where we experienced Ridley's self-denial, to finish, where we rejoiced in the main character's awakening, @Krista immersed us in mixed emotions we all remembered from our youth.

I couldn't have asked for a more compelling short story. 

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wildone

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

What a wonderful story wrapped up in 5 chapters! It is amazing how quickly your MC and supporting cast got into my mind. Not overburden with tons of characters but the bonus is more about the ones that matter the most. Be prepared, Krista gets you so involved within the first chapter, your heart will break when she tackles a big issue in another one. :worship: 

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