The One Apart

The One Apart

3.7 (507 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.7 (507 ratings by Goodreads)
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Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life.
He remembers--every life he's lived before.

Tres is about to be born... with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again--as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.

He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he's too afraid to ask: why am I?

In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could ever imagine--and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking him since his birth.

Life as he knows it--as all know it--is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 35mm | 703g
  • English
  • 1948124009
  • 9781948124003
  • 3,789,583

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"From considerations of life purpose and evil to the realization that death is not a limitation or an end, but affords new beginnings, readers who follow Tres on his journey will find The One Apart an outstanding, well-detailed story that is hard to put down, evocative, thought-provoking, and filled with surprises and hope. ... The One Apart is very highly recommended ... expect far more insight from this read than most, tempered with a purposeful saga to keep readers thoroughly engrossed to the end." Midwest Book Review

"The plot is like nothing I have read anywhere ... Justine Avery breaks the laws of nature and lifts a veil, revealing a world that readers will become immediately curious to discover ... From the deft treatment of the conflict to the sophisticated plot [and] the masterful thematic development, The One Apart: A Novel reveals the work of a conscientious and gifted writer." Readers' Favorite (5 stars)

"Our reality is only the tip of the iceberg ... The One Apart is a story heavy with emotion ... A unique tale that rewards readers who take the journey." Entrada Publishing

"A perfect blend of realism, fantasy and deep spirituality ... Fascinating and compelling ... Illustrates the power of compassion and empathy ... A poignant and satisfying conclusion ... This book will stay with you long after you finish it, a hallmark of excellent literature." Chanticleer Book Reviews (5 stars)

"A fascinatingly intricate narrative that will captivate readers from beginning to end ... a riveting chronicle of events ... Avery draws the reader in to learn and discover more ... Readers of any age, from teenagers to those more seasoned, will appreciate the masterful narrative that Justine Avery has superbly developed ... The One Apart easily garners a five-star rating and will divulge more insight and perception each time readers explore its pages." Seattle Book Review (5 stars)

"The story itself is fascinating... I was caught from page one, and the pace never slowed ... a unique perspective on the subject of what it is to be human, to grow up, and what comes after." Manhattan Book Review (4 stars)

"Highly original with several unexpected twists ... an engaging story that will have readers cheering for [Tres] and his family." Blue Ink Review

"Tres is an enigmatic character that readers will love to follow. Justine Avery's treatment of themes is masterful, exploring the concepts of mortality and eternity, developing a powerful psychological conflict that draws the reader irresistibly into the world of the protagonist. The story is told in excellent prose and a gripping narrative voice. ... [Avery] demonstrates great mastery, creating worlds that readers will love to explore." Readers' Favorite (5 stars)

"An extraordinary concept ... a fascinating plot with a convincing portrayal of characters ... this is the book you should be reading." San Francisco Book Review

"Beautiful, emotional, and intense ... The novel twists perceptions of the real world and other, unknown dimensions ... The story dives deep." Foreword Clarion Reviews

"I was immediately drawn into the novel and felt a connection with the well-developed and relatable characters ... compels the reader to open his mind to understand the full depth of the story and the world beyond our reality here on Earth. The themes of love, acceptance, true friendship, and kindness emanate throughout as Avery masterfully tells this unique journey." Tulsa Book Review (4 stars)
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Rating details

507 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 36% (181)
4 23% (117)
3 24% (120)
2 11% (54)
1 7% (35)
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