The Fifth Rule

The Fifth Rule

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Reef has been living in Calgary for the past year, but nowhe's back in Halifax for the funeral of Frank Colville, hisformer mentor. Memories of Frank compete with memories ofLeeza and the terrible way their relationship ended. Mindful thatthe restraining order against him has been renewed by Leeza'smother, Reef has no intention of staying in Halifax for long.

Leeza, in the meantime, is feeling stifled by her mother's"concern." A first-year university student at Dalhousie, she iskicking herself for not attending university out of town.

Despite Reef 's best efforts to stay away, circumstancesquickly unfold to push him and Leeza ever closer to each other.An eager political crusader wants to close Reef 's former grouphome, and he will stop at nothing to get media attention, includingmanipulating news items--Reef is shocked to discover thathe has been photographed outside Leeza's house and is, therefore,in violation of the restraining order. Finding himself at thecentre of growing controversy, Reef is pushed to his limits.

Before he leaves town, Reef must face his demons andmake some tough choices or else risk losing everything he hasever worked for, including the only girl he has ever loved.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperTrophyCanada, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781554688630
1554688639
Branch Call Number: YF AKE NVD
Characteristics: 263 p
Alternative Title: 5th rule

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gigzak Apr 10, 2012

The Fifth Rule, I had personal experiences that i felt i could connect with this book. IT wasn't something I was expecting, which made it much better.

The Fifth Rule, made me think about my own life and choices, it helped me to analyse what I wanted and make a decision.

This book is truly insightful with many life lessons in-tied with one another. Some may not be able relate with the situations in the book, but can be empathetic with the emotion. A great feat of this book.

I think it's one of the best books to read when you feel lost. it won't give you answers, but it will give you hope.

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jgadey
Mar 19, 2012

This sequel to The First Stone was definitely needed seeing as how I wanted to know more about Reef and Leeza. It kept me hooked the whole time and I had butterflies in my stomach and tears in my eyes. This is definitely at the top of my list of favourites. Don Aker has truly outdone himself.

Krysha Feb 16, 2012

I agree the suspense kills through out the whole book!

enidwray Dec 28, 2011

This book captivated me right from the start and held my interest right up until the final sentence. Fast paced, with a strong narrative, full of action and drama, with authentic characters one can relate to. Fundamentally the book is an exploration of the concept of forgiveness. Within this it is also about that one important individual in everyone’s life. That one person with whom you connected, who made a difference, whom you remember for the rest of your life. That one person who saw something in you that no-one else did, and nurtured you and helped you develop your full potential. This is a great book. Realistic fiction at it’s best. Equally enjoyable for an adult as it must be for a young adult. It’s going to be very hard for me to choose which book I would recommend over all of the others, but this one certainly has to be up at the top of the list.

princessangel04 Dec 22, 2011

This book had it all, love, suspense, action, drama! The only problem I had was with the plot. I found it moved far too quickly. I was told that if you read "The First Stone" then you have a better understanding of the characters. I didn't do this, but i still had no problem understanding this novel. The ending was my favorite part! :)

mrsmorrow Dec 20, 2011

This is a great sequel to The First Stone. It's great to finally find out what happened to Reef and Lisa. Aker said he wouldn't write a sequel but he must have changed his mind! There is a bit of language but as Aker says, can you really imagine any of these characters saying "gosh" or "darn" given what has happened to them in their lives?

SCornelisse Dec 19, 2011

This book provides closure to "The First Stone." The characters and plot are current and believable. For the most part I enjoyed this book although to me the writing style did not flow as well as in "The First Stone." The dialogue is great however, In parts, the sentences read more like stage directions for a movie script. Predictable but uplifting.

EmyKinky Dec 06, 2011

Looks really intresting, I will be reading shortly. Just from the title and the look Iam very intrested indeed.

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Riceyy
Oct 24, 2011

I read this book without reading the first and it was still really great. i loved the story-line and the fact that it revolved around retribution and forgiveness. the characters and their conflicts were really touching because of how realistic they were and yet at the same time, the plot was so unique and well thought out. great story,im glad that Don Aker represents some of the best Canadian authors. now i just need to read the first. :)

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TessaAlex Jan 13, 2012

Reef has been living in Calgary for the past year, but now he’s back in Halifax for the funeral of Frank Colville, his former mentor. Memories of Frank compete with memories of Leeza and the terrible way their relationship ended. Mindful that the restraining order against him has been renewed by Leeza’s mother, Reef has no intention of staying in Halifax for long.
Leeza, in the meantime, is feeling stifled by her mother’s “concern.” A first-year university student at Dalhousie, she is kicking herself for not attending university out of town.

Despite Reef ’s best efforts to stay away, circumstances quickly unfold to push him and Leeza ever closer to each other. An eager political crusader wants to close Reef ’s former group home, and he will stop at nothing to get media attention, including manipulating news items—Reef is shocked to discover that he has been photographed outside Leeza’s house and is, therefore, in violation of the restraining order. Finding himself at the centre of growing controversy, Reef is pushed to his limits.

Before he leaves town, Reef must face his demons and make some tough choices or else risk losing everything he has ever worked for, including the only girl he has ever loved.

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