Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
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Friday, May 17, 2013

The Fugitive Grandma by Dmitri Ragano

My book today is not a Christian book but is a very good read, there isn't any sex or foul language. I was asked to read it and do a review of the book, my words are my own. I enjoyed this book very much. It deals with a real life situation but in a humorous way. We all feel like Stella at times. The story is well written and his character are quite believable.

Stella Valentine is a retired grocery clerk. She lives on Social Security and a pension that she receives from Caruso's Grocery. Stella is a cancer survivor but must take a new wonder drug to keep the cancer at bay. This wonder drug costs "a few thousand bucks a pop" but is making her doctor rich and famous because of her trial.

Johnny Valentine just turned eleven and his only ambition in life is to be a hero like the ones in his comic books. He is small and is tormented by a set of twins at his school. His mother and father are divorced and his mother is out of the picture. Johnny spends a lot of time with his grandma and her friends.

Frank Valentine is a failure at everything he does. His last attempt to become rich has got him a million dollars in debt to a criminal. Now Lester wants his money.

Caruso is taken over by a big national chain, Great American. Stella's close friends are fired, she loses her pension, her health benefits, and her doctor refuses to help her. Frustrated she goes to the new store and confronts the manager, Lowry. The confrontation ends up Stella attacking Lowry. Stella is taken to the ER, the doctor puts her on some heavy meds, her son sells her home, puts her in an assisted living home run by the mobster.

Johnny runs interference and dumps the meds. He and his grandma decide on a plan to take her life back.
These two become the terror of Lowry, of Great American, and Lester. Running from the police, Lowry, and the mob they have an intriguing adventure. I think you will love it.

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