About the Book
Book: King of Tennessee
Author: David Alan Shorts
Genre: YA/Teen Fiction
Release Date: July, 2020
It was an ordinary day in Tabersville, Tennessee, until nearly everyone in town disappeared. Middle-school trouble maker, Stewart Rainquest, soon turns this nightmare into a dream come true as he sets about living like a king in his small southern town. Things take a turn for the worse as members of the biker gang Stewart idolizes commit murder before his eyes. While doing his best to keep his distance from the killers, Stewart learns how to drive a car and meets Gina, a high school student battling cancer. Their friendship leads them through wild adventures, but only time will tell if Stewart will learn the truth about what happened to everyone in his town.
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My son and I had just finished watching a Mad Max movie when a conversation began about post-apocalyptic movies and what the Bible has to say. The Apocalypse is real and is described in some detail in the Bible. So, why aren’t all apocalyptic stories told from a Christian world view? That was when I began creating King of Tennessee as an attempt to give depth in today’s contemporary post-apocalyptic stories. It combines action and adventure while still keeping the life-changing message of God’s salvation in the novel.
I would like this to be the book the makes “apocalyptic” a Christian word again. This can be the book that gives some kids a second thought about God, when they might have dismissed Him as meaningless otherwise.
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King of Tennessee is a good young adult debut for David Alan Shorts. I thought this story was uniquely written that was refreshing to read a different writing style. I enjoyed getting to know Stewart. He is on quite the adventure that kept me engaged and often wondering where he was going to end up next. There is action and mystery that kept want to keep reading, as well. It is a quick read and I liked how it was not one that could be easily predicted.
King of Tennessee will be getting four and a half stars from me. I would love to read more by David Alan Shorts in the future and see where else his imagination will take his young readers. I would recommend this one for readers who are fourteen to eighteen years old age range.
I received King of Tennessee from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.