#BookReview – A BOY NAMED RABBIT by Marcia Meara

My first review of the year was for book #1 in Marcia Meara’s WAKE-ROBIN RIDGE series, and I’m moving right along with my review for book #2, A BOY NAMED RABBIT. I read all four back-to-back, so I will get around to reviewing the others shortly.

A Boy Named Rabbit (Wake-Robin Ridge #2)A Boy Named Rabbit by Marcia Meara
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarah and Mac survived a terrifying encounter with a vengeful ghost in book #1 of this series, ending up happy and settled together, but nothing could have prepared them for the way their world is turned topsy-turvy in book #2 by the arrival of an elusive figure on their land. Quite what – or who – is the wild, half-starved boy Sarah sees near the grave of Mac’s son?
Meara has created a truly unique character in Rabbit – a child raised in complete isolation from the modern world. The only people he has ever known are his grandparents, and when he is suddenly left alone, he undertakes a perilous journey to locate the man his gran – who has ‘the Sight’ – instructs Rabbit to find with her dying breath. The man who looks exactly like Mac.
Rabbit’s reactions to everything, from the magic of electricity, to living under a roof, to the sound of music, are wondrous, and ring so true for how a complete innocent might genuinely regard such miracles. And Rabbit’s charming dialogue is such fun to read!
Add Meara’s signature supernatural twist, when it transpires that Rabbit’s gran has passed her gift onto him, and you have a tale that is heart-warming, shocking, scary, and truly satisfying, all rolled into one. Once more, I stayed up far later than I should to keep reading another chapter, and another, and then did the same as I did on finishing book #1, going straight on to the next one without pause.
Highly recommended.

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  1. Oh, Debby! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed meeting Little Rabbit, since he’s been such a joy to write. And your review is positively wonderful! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and believe me, I’m going to be sharing it all over in just a minute or two.

    For some strange reason, it always brings tears to my eyes when someone enjoys Rabbit and his take on life in the modern world. Thank you again for letting others know a bit about him! 🙂 ❤

    1. The joy in writing Rabbit shines through – he’s such a beautiful character. If only there really was a child like him.
      Glad to help spread the word 😀

      1. I’ve known children just as sweet, but Rabbit does have some unique qualities, not even counting his gift of the Sight. It was a lucky moment when Sarah whispered in my ear that there was a little boy alone in the mountains who needed his story told. 😀 ❤

      2. I love it when a character takes over and tells us what to write…

  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Even though it’s not #ShareAReviewDay here on The Write Stuff, I can’t resist sharing Deborah Jay’s review of A Boy Named Rabbit with you this morning. It simply made my morning, and after the events of last week, I really needed some warm fuzzies! I’m always so happy when readers fall for this little boy who’s such a joy to write. Please check out what Debby has to say, and then pass it along if you would. Thanks so much, and a million heartfelt thank-yous to Debby, too. 🙂 ❤

  3. I just love Rabbit—and Mac and Sarah. Marcia created a wonderful set of characters for her Wake Robin Ridge series, and each book is delightful. Wonderful review, for a fantastic book!

    1. Thank you so much, Mae! I’m so glad you enjoy the folks on Wake-Robin Ridge, especially Rabbit. I’ve said it before and no doubt will again–he’s a joy to write! 🙂 ❤

    2. It’s always a joy to write a review after such a wonderful read ❤

  4. A great review. Everyone loves Rabbit!

    1. Aw, thanks, Darlene. He definitely gets the lion’s share of attention from many folks, including the groups I talk to locally. And that’s fine with me. (Rabbit reckons it’s fine with him, as well.) 😀 ❤

    2. Let’s face it, who couldn’t love Rabbit?

      1. 😀 ❤ Thanks, Debby!

  5. I’ve heard wonderful things about Rabbit. This series is on my TBR list. Great review!

    1. Joan, this series sat on my TBR list for an embarrassingly long time. I’m so pleased I finally got around to opening up that first one!

      1. Me, too, Debby! I love that you love these people, especially Little Rabbit. 😀 ❤ It makes me very happy!

  6. With a name like Rabbit, who could resist? Congratulations to Marcia on this lovely review!

    1. Thank you so much, Claire. And of course, there’s a story behind his name, too. 😀

  7. Thank you, Deborah, for this lovely review of Marcia’s book. It really does sound great.

    1. Hope you get a chance to check it out one of these days, Robbie. (I mean, it’s not like you’re a busy lady or anything, right? 😀 😀 😀 )

      1. I am starting with the first book this week, Marcia. I was supposed to start it last week, but life happens and I got distracted. I know it is a good read.

  8. Wonderful review and you make it sound great.

    1. Cheers! I love to be able to write positive reviews, and this one earned every word 😀

    2. Thanks for stopping by, Craig, and I agree. Debby’s words were the perfect pick me up this morning. So glad she loves the series, and especially Rabbit. He sometimes astounds me with the things he comes up with. 😀

      1. Sounds like I’ll have to check this out.

  9. Rabbit is such a lovely character…

    1. Thank you so much, Jaye, and thanks for reblogging, too. So nice of you! 🙂 ❤

  10. Rabbit stole my heart! He’s honest and good to the core, tells things as he sees them and expresses himself with such individuality it’s impossible not to come under his spell. ❤

    1. I had the same experience. If only more children were like Rabbit!

    2. Thank you so much, Trish! Your praise means the world to me! So glad you stopped by to read Debby’s wonderful review. I’ve felt better today than I have since last Wednesday, and this is the main reason why. It made me remember all the joy I still have in my life, instead of focusing on what I’ve just lost, and I needed that reminder. 🙂 ❤

      1. So glad I could cheer you up a little Marcia, I know where you’ve been ❤

  11. Outstanding review! Congratulations, Marcia–thanks for sharing, Deborah… I’m looking forward to a great read and sharing your review.

    1. Thank you so much, Bette. Yep, I agree on how outstanding the review was! So happy Debby enjoyed the book and meeting Rabbit! And I hope you’ll enjoy reading this series, too, when you have a chance. I’ll be eager to hear what you think! 🙂 ❤

    2. You’ll love it, I guarantee ❤

  12. This is a lovely review for Marcia’s latest book. I have the first two books of the series on my ereader waiting for me and look forward to getting around to this series. Thanks for sharing your review, Debby.

    Reblogged this on: https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-a-boy-named-rabbit-by-marcia-meara/

    1. Thanks for sharing my review Harmony 😀

    2. Sorry I missed this, Harmony. Somehow the last day or two got away from me. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll enjoy the series when you get a chance to check it out. And thanks for passing it along! 🙂 ❤

  13. This sounds delightful, Marcia. I love out-of-the-ordinary children (and adults) who come to terms with it. Thanks for the intro.

    1. Then you will lurve this series Jacqui!

    2. Thanks, Jacqui! I hope you’ll check out the series, and that when you meet Rabbit, you’ll fall under his spell. (He has a way of doing that to readers, I’ve been told. And I know for sure *I’ve* been under it for several years, now.) 😀 ❤

  14. […] If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look at my reviews of book #1 and book #2 […]

  15. […] If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look at my reviews of book #1 and book #2 […]

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