Raising Riley

Riley Lewis stands atop an enormous cliff with an abusive father, teenage bullies, and the demon inside the closet all ready to shove him over the edge When he reaches his limits will he finally break free of the terror that threatens to consume him, or will he become the monster that everyone wants him to be This tragic novel examines the life of a boy who wants to be juRiley Lewis stands atop an enormous cliff with an abusive father, teenage bullies, and the demon inside the closet all ready to shove him over the edge When he reaches his limits will he finally break free of the terror that threatens to consume him, or will he become the monster that everyone wants him to be This tragic novel examines the life of a boy who wants to be just like everyone else, but who must contend with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse while the world around him is oblivious to his suffering Raising Riley by Brick Marlin is written in a remarkably raw voice From the prologue Brick Marlin is clear that this story is going to be rough, brutally honest and maybe at times even harsh But it is a story that needs to be told, because like many in America and around the world physical and emotional abuse occupies the lives of too many and is rarely told This authentic account of Riley reminds us that we are all human, all fragile and all able to break.Told in a first person point of view, Riley carries us through his younger years growing up under the hardened hands and heart of his father Brick Marlin cleverly uses time period descriptions with posters of the Police, Steven King, the use of an Atari and a television show of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd to set the stage of historical accuracy.Out of Riley s tumultuous family life, he finds comfort in a friend named Calvin who shares many of his same interests But when a strange occurrence happens to Riley at night, one which he cannot fully comprehend yet and one that leaves the reader guessing whether it was a ghost, a dream, or a nightmare come true, the main character may be changing in ways he cannot see.The story is told from the point of view of Riley as an older character now in prison looking back on his life and the events that led up to it and while the piece may be fiction, it read sincere and was a believable tale of horror Ami Blackwelder author of The Hunted of 2060
Raising Riley Riley Lewis stands atop an enormous cliff with an abusive father teenage bullies and the demon inside the closet all ready to shove him over the edge When he reaches his limits will he finally break

  • Title: Raising Riley
  • Author: Brick Marlin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Raising Riley is a horror novella where Riley, as an adult in a reformatory, narrates his childhood and the events which led him to that place. He tells of his abusive father, his best friend, the bullies who harass him and something very, very scary. I found the book a bit slow paced at times. However, the scary parts were pretty scary. I found some parts inaccurate, particularly the dynamics of a mother who knows her son is being abused by his father. It seems to me that she would want to prot [...]

    2. Raising Riley is the story of Riley Lewis, a fifth grader victim of abuse from his dad and school bullies. Nothing we haven't heard before, you may think, but Riley's problems are far from ordinary. There is something living in his closet. An otherworldly creature with piercing red eyes that is slowly, but surely taking over him.Brick Marlin's novella takes the reader back to a time when children didn't have smart phone and spent their days playing outside. The format of the book makes it seem l [...]

    3. Great Book Edge of your seat suspense This book will keep you turning the pages till the end I truly enjoyed this book would recommend for sure thrilling to the end!!!

    4. Raising Riley provides a glimpse into the life of a boy with an abusive father and loving mother unable to protect him. Riley suffers at the hands of his father and the bullies many children endure at school and throughout their years growing up. But for Riley the endurance is quickly coming to an end. He has encountered a means to stop the punishment and all it takes is one push too far. When that push comesdy better run. But I doubt he can run fast enough! Brick Marlin gives Riley life in this [...]

    5. Thank you to the author for sending a free copy! this is not my usual genre but I enjoyed this read even though it is scary & dark. Great choice for a simultaneous Friday the 13th & full moon rarity!!! The suspense made it difficult to put down. I recommend for anyone who enjoys a good suspense story. Tip, if, like myself you get scared easily def dont start it too late in the day or you could find yourself finishing it in the middle of the night hoping you dont have nightmares!

    6. This book, although graphic and sensitive in areas, shows how some people can go over the edge after having a lot of problems in their life, and in this case, having an abusive father and bullies in your life. When main character Riley starts getting weird sensations, he starts getting really worried about him, and scared as well. At some point he'll have to go over the edge, but the question is: when?

    7. I won this book on Its different then I usally read This book was about a child named Riley who is abused by his father physically and mentally Rileys mother is no help Bullys are beating him up will a darker side come out of Riley This was a great read and I suggest you read it :)

    8. :( poor RylieI received this novella in exchange for a honest review*This tragic, brutal story is about a boy named Rylie who suffers from the abuse of his father AND school bullies. A must- read. Brick Marlin did a fantastic job with this beautifully written novella.

    9. I finished this in one evening. Brick Marlin makes you truly feel for Riley and Calvin. You want justice for his abusers and bullies. This is creepy read and a must for any horror fan!

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