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“Adulthood wasn’t easy when everyone around you wanted you to destroy what adulthood was. “Ticket to Ride” by Philip Scott Wikel is a novel telling the story of Morgan and Livy coming to adulthood during a time where revolutions of all types were coming ahead and so many messages were going around, no one knew who to follow or believe. “Ticket to Ride” is an exciting read with its own take on the 1960s and 1970s, very highly recommended.”

- James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

Dear Readers,

Following is the full text of the review of Ticket to Ride as reviewed by James A. Cox of the Midwest Book Review. The Midwest Book Review is a prestigious reviewer of books connected to “Cengage Learning, Gale Interactive (published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems), as well as such book review databases as LexisNexis and Goliath.

Buy the Book: Ticket to Ride

“Adulthood wasn’t easy when everyone around you wanted you to destroy what adulthood was. “Ticket to Ride” is a novel telling the story of Morgan and Livy coming to adulthood during a time where revolutions of all types were coming ahead and so many messages were going around, no one knew who to follow or believe. “Ticket to Ride” is an exciting read with its own take on the 1960s and 1970s, very highly recommended.” To view it at it’s source, click on: Midwest Book Review

Ticket to Ride is featured in this month’s installment of Bookviews. Bookviews is “a monthly report on the best in new fiction and non-fiction books. [Reviewer] Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades.”

I am thankful for Mr. Caruba’s time and consideration.

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After months of waiting, the reviews are finally starting to come in. And what a welcome relief to learn that, as yet, none are bad. Second only to finding an agent, seeking reviews is the most nerve-wracking, mind-bending process that a writer can undertake. Interestingly enough, I’m finding that oftentimes, reviews say as much about the reviewer as the subjects they review.

Nothing’s final of course. The reviews should be coming in all summer. And as always, I welcome your feedback. See ya next time.

Here are the first two:

from The Book Buff (3 Stars)

The story was nice, and overall, the writing was nice…
… the style and characters grew on me to form an overall engaging book…
My favorite part… the Rock and Roll references, as I am a HUGE fan of classic rock! Reading and music are my two favorite pastimes, so any combination of the two is all right by me:) Overall, I am going to give Ticket to Ride a 3… definitely worth a read.

from Mike Burns on Goodreads.com (4 Stars)
[Ticket to Ride is the story of] 2 young aspiring writers from separate parts of the world in the 60s and 70s. Each is affected drastically by tragic events in their youth. [Having] had the world figured out … they are left with only questions about themselves.

Morgan and Livy [then] travel the world to find out who they are and what they believe in.

I would recommend this book for the average to experienced reader… A book you can [read] in a weekend… great for a relaxing getaway.

Reminder: One dollar for each paperback sold goes to Teen Challenge!

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