The Abduction of Joshua Bloom

The Abduction of Joshua Bloom [KINDLE] ❆ The Abduction of Joshua Bloom ❥ Michael L. Thal – A high school track star is abducted by aliens, explores strange worlds, uncovers genocide on a planetary scale, and is thrust into extraterrestrial politics that decides the fate of an Earth on the b A high of Joshua Kindle Ö school track star is abducted by aliens, explores strange worlds, uncovers genocide on a planetary scale, and is thrust into extraterrestrial politics that decides the fate of an Earth on the brink of war or unification The Abduction of Joshua Bloom tells the story of The Abduction Epub / a teen abduction by an alien race who justifies their act in an attempt to save their people Joshua finds himself in a world dominated by women, and men are subjugated to their whims He travels to a dinosaur world, visits a water planet, and the alien home Abduction of Joshua PDF/EPUB Ä world doomed by a star about to nova.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 216 pages
  • The Abduction of Joshua Bloom
  • Michael L. Thal
  • English
  • 02 August 2018

13 thoughts on “The Abduction of Joshua Bloom

  1. Rod Little says:

    I always enjoy stories on ships in space, and this one did not disappoint me. The Disappearance of Joshua Bloom moves fast, has an ensemble cast of very interesting characters (there is even a zombie), and not a moment of boredom. There are elements you'll find in most YA novels, such as teenagers flirting non-stop, but that does not hinder the story or action. For many, it will add a new dimension. After his abduction, the MC has to deal with unfamiliar co-characters along with new settings and his current situation (the abduction) which is the crux of the story. It will appeal mainly to YA/SF fans who enjoy off-world adventures.

  2. Al says:

    I believe The Abduction of Joshua Bloom is the subgenre of science fiction that is termed space opera, with most of the action happening in space and a romantic subplot. The latter aspect is mostly low key given the target demographic which the Amazon listing gives as ages 10 through 18 or grades 4 through 12.

    As explained in the book description, Joshua Bloom is a high schooler , abducted by aliens. It’s quite an adventure for Joshua as he’s exposed to these aliens, learns about the differences in their cultures and the ways they’re more technologically advanced than on Earth. He also falls in love with Anita, one of the aliens.

    The language Thal uses is a good fit for the target audience, especially those toward the younger part of the target age range. It might also be a good read for someone in the older part of the targeted age range who needs an easier read, but isn’t normally attracted to the subject matter of books aimed at their reading level. There is one scene that hints at sex which some parents of younger readers might feel is pushing the limit for their age.

    Anita scanned me with a mischievous glint. Her eyes told me what she meant, and my hormones did flip-flops. She grabbed my hand and took me to her room. I couldn’t believe my luck.

    Even though the story takes place largely in space and is full of enough action and adventure to stay entertaining, the story is full of subtext that is very applicable to the here and now. The alien race who abducted Joshua is a matriarchy which should provoke consideration of gender roles and whether they serve to help or hinder society. It also raises the question of whether nationalism is one of the things keeping us earthlings from growing to our full potential.

    **Originally written for Books and Pals book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

  3. Chris Torretta says:

    I really enjoyed reading this, although it is Sci Fi and definitely not my normal go to genre. I enjoyed reading about Joshua but thought the beginning was a bit mired. His thoughts go back and forth with what is currently happening with thoughts of the past. In just the first chapter he had multiple flash backs and I think these hindered me being able to fully fall into the story.

    Other than the flashbacks the writing was right on par with what I thought the targeted age range is which also makes it a really easy read. Joshua reacted in ways that was totally with his age and character. Surprised most of the time, he even faints, but he is also easily able to accept. It is interesting to wonder what would happen had he been a bit older.

    What I enjoyed the most was the way he explained in detail, what was going on around Joshua. The aliens are quite different from our own society but some parallels can be found, even so I was easily able to see what was going on. Which is one reason why I do not read Sci Fi, if the author isn't able to fully explain but not drag the story down, it is hard to understand and see what is going on. I didn't feel that this was the case at all with this one.

    In short: I enjoyed this. This is definitely one that will make you think!

    This review was originally posted on Creating Serenity

  4. Donnielle Tyner says:

    I'm a fan of YA and SciFi, so I was excited to read this book and it didn't disappoint. Although, I'll admit, at first I thought this was going to be some sort of boy's wet dream come true story (Boy abducted by a group of strong women, one of whom flirts with him instantly). And I'm so glad I was mistaken. The world Thal build is exciting and full of hope for the future of mankind.

    The MC Joshua, is a typical teenage boy. At times, Joshua was immature, but what sixteen-year-old isn't? It's great that Thal allowed him to be smart and tough, yet still pass out and cry. Allowing a boy or man to be at one with his masculine side and his emotions is a concept that is severely lacking in the YA genre. Most YA boys are tough mans-men, but sensitive boys are usually not the heroes. Thank You Thal for that!

    Anita and the other Oceana's are an interesting race and you get plenty of backstory of the main characters and the history of the race as a whole. I felt they were a believable alien race. It was interesting how the sex-dynamic was reversed in Oceana and how Joshua was forced to experience the struggle that Earth women have to deal with.

    In short, The Abduction of Joshua Bloom is an enjoyable read.

  5. Melanie Adkins says:

    Sixteen year old Joshua Bloom was getting ready for his usual run through Central Park. He looked up and saw his twin brother Moshe working on yet another speech. In many ways they were so very different. He shrugged then Joshua began to jog down the stairs and headed toward Central Park. He had no idea this would be an extremely different day. Nothing would be normal again.
    Since that fateful day, Joshua was learning and growing in many ways. The people around him were friendly and nice but it wasn't home. It would take years before Joshua understood the full magnitude of his last day in Central Park.

    Mr. Thal takes us on a voyage that will open your heart and mind. A wonderfully tight plot and characters you'll feel close to. I felt as though I was right there every step of the way. I could visualize the details very easily. This trip is one that will make you consider the earth and it's environment in a new way. I enjoyed this book very much and would love to read more.

    I found no issues with this one.

    I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because I felt it had viable points. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~

  6. Scott Spotson says:

    This book is ambitious, suggesting ways we can make mankind--and the planet better, in a new era of co-operation and collaboration by nations, several of which have merged to form super-states. But most of the book focuses on the space adventures of Joshua Bloom, a Jewish teenager who is abducted into space. Typically, alien abductions are mysterious or hostile, but this time, it's a friendly crew of inter-galactic women that take him in. They tell him that they need him in order to save a dying planet and to persuade Earth--in the most forceful but appealing way possible--to accept this massive influx of a space race.

    I enjoyed it when Joshua remarks something to the effect of How can Earth accept a new species in peace when we bicker among ourselves? It does make me wonder why we can't simply all get along, how delightful it would be to have real, lasting peace in our lifetimes!

    Another enjoyable book by this author!

  7. Danessa Violette says:

    Great book!
    This is a page Turner. I recommend this book for anyone wanting to read a good, well written, thrilling book! I found myself lost in the story line. I'm not sure why this book hasn't made it to the top seller list yet but I'm certain that it will!
    # Masterpiece

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