Guest post With Provex City author Micheal Pierce and Giveaway
Today on the blog we welcome Author Micheal Pierce who recently wrote Provex City for us all to enjoy! He wrote a guest post for my stop on the tour about life imitating art! Enjoy!!
Title: Provex Ciy
Author: Micheal Pierce
Pub Date: March 5, 2012
Fifteen-year-old Oliver Grain begins his school year fighting off bullies, learning about the boy who committed suicide in his room, and trying to understand why his history teacher, Mr. Gordon, has taken such a personal interest in him. Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe you can make bullies simply disappear? Do you believe you can walk through walls? Mr. Gordon tells Oliver: "When you truly believe anything is possible, you will be able to open doors where there were only walls." And one of those doors leads Oliver to Provex City, which puts him in far greater danger than he can possibly fathom
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Oliver & the Ghost
Fifteen-year-old Oliver Grain is settling into his family's new house and learns a horrifying secret. He's sharing his room with the ghost of the boy who committed suicide in it a year prior. And it’s from his neighbor and classmates that he finds out that his family moved into the “suicide house.”
This was one example in Provex City of art imitating life. I lived through a similar, yet less dramatic, situation. One of the houses my family lived in while I was growing up happened to be a suicide house and I heard about it first at school. My parents knew, but thought it was best not to tell my sister and me. The teenage boy, who took his life in that house, did so in my sister’s future room. She didn’t find out until we moved out of the house, which was probably a good thing.
Provex City is not a story primarily about teen suicide, but uses it as a subplot to bring awareness to its prevalence and tragedy in today’s society. TJ’s suicide is meant to mirror Oliver’s journey with Mr. Gordon. TJ took his own life due to hopelessness and a belief that his situation could not improve while Oliver is taught to believe anything is possible—and in that belief he can change his situation and reality by changing his perspective. Hope is a necessity of life. And hope is making a decision to believe.
The circumstances surrounding TJ’s suicide are not described in detail in Provex City...for that you’ll have to wait for SUSY Asylum, where you’ll get to look through a window into TJ and Desiree’s relationship and the events leading up to his suicide.
Michael Pierce lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and two ultra-protective Chiweenies. Provex City is his debut novel and the first book in the young adult fantasy Lorne Family Vault Series.Blog - http://www.michaelpiercebooks.blogspot.com
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Website - http://www.michaelpiercebooks.com.
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I'm really looking forward to learning more about TJ and Desiree in SUSY. The contrast between Oliver and TJ was so well done in Provex City. It's such a tragic reality that some young people have no hope and think suicide is their only answer.ReplyDelete
Crystal, thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your blog today and for a stop on the Provex City tour. I appreciate the opportunity! :)ReplyDelete
Julie, thanks! :)
I love that this book has so many different elements to it. There's this thing with the ghost and suicide, there's the bullying and there's the realistic romance but there's also the whole thing about opening your mind to the impossible. So its realistic stuff and issues mixed with a bit of supernatural stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!