Touched By Scott Campbell (free) ✓ Scott Campbell


  • Paperback
  • 324
  • Touched By Scott Campbell
  • Scott Campbell
  • English
  • 07 July 2017
  • 9780553378221

10 thoughts on “Touched By Scott Campbell

  1. says:

    A boy comes home one night and tells his mother the neighbor has been molesting himThat starts an incredibly open and deep examination of how the thing happened It is told from 4 separate points of view The boy as an adult his mother the molester and the molester's wife Uniue Fascinating

  2. says:

    I guess seeing this unfold from several perspectives may have been interesting for some but I didn't appreciate it Three of the characters were horrible people and one had a horrible thing happen to him shaping the rest of his life Th

  3. says:

    Interesting premisse but the way it was used left much to be desired Many chapters started with unrelated ponderings of the respective narrators stuff I was not interested in and it didn't even feel it was building up to something Those long boring introductions were probably supposed to flesh out a character and all that but it only bothered me and I kept thinking get on with the storyStyle wasn't anything remarkable It wasn't bad and it

  4. says:

    Superb story about a boy molested by a neighbor The plot is developed through the POV of 4 characters The author

  5. says:

    Disturbing And I have to admit it held my interest Would like to see what other books this author may have written

  6. says:

    Whilst the novel makes it clear that Rob has been damaged by Jerry it does allow that all of the adult characters including by his own account the victim are flawed and imperfect people The portrayal of these adults is the most interesting aspect of the narrative because Campbell is interested in how our natures shape ou

  7. says:

    I didn't know what to expect going in to this book Was it a thriller a drama was the guy guilty didn't know Turns out the book is a very straight forward and believable portrait of a man and boy relationshipWhat I liked about the book is that it was well rounded all the sides were presented and the four sides were presented unslanted Everyone in the story did something wrong and there was no attempt to hide that but at the same time it w

  8. says:

    May Contain SpoilersTouched by Scott Campbell was a uick and very interesting read about a child who has been molested It was broken down into 4 parts told from 4 different character’s perspectives The first part is told by Linda the young boy’s mother Linda was an okay character however I felt a lot of her responses to what happened was

  9. says:

    I broke plans to keep reading this book I rarely find a story I can't put down but this one pulled me inI enjoy stories on the darker side of the human condition the things so seldom shown in the studio movies Bad book reviews about

  10. says:

    I rated it a 3 because I found it interesting enough to finish and rarely finish books I don't like Although I usually don't need to like or b

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Scott Campbell ✓ 8 SUMMARY

Touched By Scott Campbell

Ry Houseman's been touching me Robbie has been molested and the Young family will never be the same From that moment on the novel unfolds with inexorable power The story is narrated in four parts first by Robbie's mother then by Jerry Houseman himself then by Housem. Superb story about a boy molested by a neighbor The plot is developed through the POV of 4 characters The author deftly described the molestation s effects on people without writing a gratuitous sex scene

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Robbie Young is an ordinary twelve year old boy about to drop a bombshell that will devastate his small town family One day he rides his bike home after school finds his mother in the kitchen making dinner and speaks aloud the secret he's been keeping for a year Jer. A boy comes home one night and tells his mother the neighbor has been molesting himThat starts an incredibly open and deep examination of how the thing happened It is told from 4 separate points of view The boy as an adult his mother the molester and the molester s wife Uniue Fascinating

SUMMARY Touched By Scott Campbell

An's wife Linda and concluded by Robbie himself fifteen years later when he has returned to town for a high school reunion Each voice is remarkably persuasive and utterly convincing and the result is a novel that is impossible to put down as it is impossible to forg. May Contain SpoilersTouched by Scott Campbell was a uick and very interesting read about a child who has been molested It was broken down into 4 parts told from 4 different character s perspectives The first part is told by Linda the young boy s mother Linda was an okay character however I felt a lot of her responses to what happened was with concern about herself Is this my fault Did I suspect this and just ignored it that kind of thing To me she was worried about when it happened and how than trying to get her son the help he needed at that moment She also speaks of an event in her life that I don t understand why it was necessary to the story other than it keeps her away from being home however even when she was home she wasn t off looking for her sonThe second part of the story is told from Jerry the child molester His point of view begins the day the news comes out of what he has been doing I have to say even though the topic of this book is extremely difficult and what he did was horrific I liked his character the best He goes into his backstory with young boys and how it started with Robbie and you can tell he knows what he is doing is wrong yet he does not think he is a monster He is in love The third part was from Jerry s wife whom I hated and I felt like she should have been punished in some way for what happen to Robbie as wellThe last part we finally get to hear from the young boy Robbie His point of view comes when he his 27 28 and he is feeling very restless with life He is floating around doesn t know what he wants I wasn t sure if the stage Robbie was in in his life had to do with what happened to him as a child or if it was just because he didn t have direction and really didn t know what he wanted I would have rather had his perspective from when he was younger versus the adult RobbieI give the book 3 out of 5 stars I didn t care for the characters and did not feel the need to have them in the story I think just Jerry and Robbie would have been fine and it would have been just as powerful As the story goes I felt too much time was spent going over each characters history when it was their turn to speak that it took away from the present moment Plus learning about their past did not make me like them any or less Overall the book was good I had to keep reminding myself that this took place in the 80s and that is why everyone reacted so differently than if it happened today


About the Author: Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell born March 24 1945 in Michigan is an American writer He lives in Boston and works as Director of Communications in the School of Architecture and Planning Campbell holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Vermont CollegehttpsenwikipediaorgwikiScottC