Persimmon Takes On Humanity
The Enlightenment Adventures: Book One
by Christopher Locke
Pub Date 10 Feb 2015
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What would you do if you saw someone committing unimaginable acts of cruelty? Turn the other way or defend those in need—no matter the cost?
That’s the dilemma thrust upon Persimmon, a clever and compassionate raccoon, and her loyal forest friends. Instantly, the courageous critters spring into action, risking their own lives to rescue any animal they see suffering at the hands of humans. What the team doesn’t know is just how rampant this violence really is, and soon their exciting rescue missions turn shockingly dangerous and deadly.
Will they succeed in saving the animals of the world from humans’ brutality, or will they fall victim to the powerful system of abuse they’re trying so desperately to end?
Persimmon Takes On Humanity is the thrilling first novel in the YA series, The Enlightenment Adventures, and for anyone who loved the intensity of The Hunger Games, the social commentary of The Jungle, and the heart of Charlotte’s Web, this will be your new favorite book.
If you enjoy Persimmon Takes On Humanity, make sure to check out Persimmon’s new adventures in Book Two, Vincent and The Dissidents.
A Note From the Publisher
Ebook ISBN: 9780990419716
“Powerful, captivating and inspiring! By the time you turn the last page, this book will have changed your life.” — Nathan Runkle, President and Founder of Mercy For Animals
“Not only is 'Persimmon Takes On Humanity' a riveting read, but it also tackles one of the most important issues of our time with poignancy and heart.” —Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary
“In taking on industries that exploit animals head on, author Christopher Locke is as courageous as his indelible heroine, Persimmon, and has created a memorable novel that's a searing expose of some of the most oppressive, yet seemingly benign industries on the planet. People who have never explored these issues will, quite simply, have their minds blown, and even the most seasoned animal advocates will find themselves re-galvanized by this little raccoon and her big heart.” —Marisa Miller Wolfson, writer, director and editor of "Vegucated"
“There's quite simply no
other book like this. There are books we read for enjoyment, others that we
read for information, and then there are the select few that influence our
beliefs in such a profound way that we never forget them. "Persimmon Takes
on Humanity" is one of those books. It's able to accomplish a powerful thing: changing someone's
perspective on the world.
The writing in here is wonderful. The characters are lively and lovable. While adults will love it too, every middle and high school classroom around the world should be reading this book.” – Katie V., Amazon reviewer
“I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes, having just finished the novel "Persimmon Takes On Humanity." I have not been moved by a novel so greatly in many years. I cheered, laughed, sobbed uncontrollably, moved to the edge of my seat many times, and sat deep in reflection on the issues raised by the author.” – Mark M., Amazon reviewer
"If you like adventure and care about the world, then you will love this book! It's great if you love animals, but even if you just love imagination and thrilling stories -- PTOH is just plain great reading." - Dave, Amazon reviewer
"Everyone should read this fantastic book. It's a tale of epic adventure and heartbreaking discovery about the world in which we all live. You'll find yourself cheering on Persimmon and her friends as they fight for justice and, by the end, be inspired to go out and change the world yourself. This book is a true page-turner that you won't be able to put down." - Kristen, Amazon reviewer
“In a language that is captivating, with a unique phraseology and witticism that is rare, Christopher Locke takes readers on an adventure of a lifetime with exciting, somewhat quirky characters. [The book] is poignant, with deep emotional layers, sprinkled with dialogues that reflect the author’s gift for wit and realism in writing. ‘Persimmon Takes on Humanity’ is hugely exciting and thought-provoking, but it is also a work filled with pathos. The narrative is done in a clear and exciting tone, and the characters are so well developed it will be hard for readers not to feel as though they were also part of the animal world. A page-turner you can’t resist; this book left me emotionally rattled and hugely entertained.” – Romuald Dzemo, Reader’s Favorite reviewer, 5-star review
"Once you reach a certain age, it's rare to come across art--a book, movie, show, etc.--that is truly different than anything you've seen or read before. I can honestly say that Locke has written a truly unique book. It's a mix of adventure and philosophy with an underlying substantive message. I was often surprised by the story because this book doesn't play by the standard narrative rules, which makes for an interesting read." - DB, Amazon reviewer