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ISBN: 1557044791

ISBN13: 9781557044792

Finding Forrester

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Family isn't always what you're born with sometimes it's the people you find, sometimes it's the people who find you.He was a vibrant personality who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel four decades ago. And that's the last the world heard of William Forrester.That is until Jamal Wallace, a brash 16-year-old with a secret passion for writing, invades Forrester's sheltered existence in the South Bronx and re-ignites the dreams of this literary...

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5 ratings

A great read! Perfect for travel or beach reading.

It seems so right to read the book upon which a movie (of the same name) is based, especially when the story revolves around two main characters who share a passion for the written word. Though it is not whimsical in its content, it is a fairly quick read (two to four hours). Excellent for a train or plane ride, but overall it is about the characters and they are well-written and carefully considered. As always, not every detail in the book is in the film and vise versa, but that keeps the read from being dull if you've already seen the film. Some of my favorite exchanges from the movie (like when he explains the history of BMW) are also in the book. You know that feeling that comes over you when you realize the book you are enjoying is in its last chapter? Well, that is why part of me wishes that Ellison could have drawn the story out a bit more. Other than that, it was a sublime read and ideal for travel entertainment.


WOW! Finding Forrester is an excellent read. It is inspirational and makes you feel sooo ooo good inside. While the story is predictable and a little cliched, it is a masterpiece nonetheless. I finished the book hungry for more. I saw the movie after the book, and it is very true to the novel but a lot of scenes were cut out. This is why you have to read the novel! I'm telling you, you will absolutely love it! Reading Finding Forrester rekindled my passion for reading, and my faith in humankind. Thanks Ellison!!!

Finding Forrester is delicious!

Finding Forrester reads like smooth chocolate to the palate. I enjoyed every sentence and wished only for more at the end. I will admit, I found several errors. I was surprised the editors didn't correct them. As I read without contempt, I discovered a passage where errors (breaking grammatical rules) were discussed. Aah, brilliant James W. Ellison! Ellison made you love each character. He made them family. I found myself wanting to take care of every last one of them. No, I wanted to be them!

Movie Masterpiece

I haven't read a book with this much feeling in a long time. Finding Forrester is the type of novel that you just feel good reading. It has several very memorable quotes that I will keep in me for a long time. This novel is sort of in a category by itself. I've never read a book quite like it. I would reccomend this book to a person who thinks the human race is failing because this book will reignite your feelings in a good way.

An Inspirational Story About Struggling Against the Odds

Finding Forrester is one of those books that has it all. A smooth pace, heightening climax and a clinching ending. This is the kind of book that stays in your thoughts weeks after you read it. The movie is also recommended; both are works of art. It's rare you come across something as deep and inspirational as this. 6 out of 5 stars goes to Finding Forrester!

Finding Forrester Mentions in Our Blog

Finding Forrester in A Celebration of National Author's Day and National Novel Writing Month
A Celebration of National Author's Day and National Novel Writing Month
Published by Karen DeGroot Carter • November 02, 2020
The intrigue around what makes novelists tick has been explored in multiple stories through the years. Check out these books and movies during NaNoWriMo (or anytime!) to enjoy unique takes on the wonder and exasperation often experienced by those who pursue the writing life.
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