Roland West, Outcast: My Review and Some Mad Lib Fun!

ROLAND WEST, OUTCAST

by Theresa Linden

He’s searching for the truth but is he ready to proclaim it?

For shy Roland West, speech class is synonymous with humiliation. The last thing he wants is more attention from the gossips and troublemakers of River Run High School. But when an outcast’s house is viciously vandalized, Roland needs to find the perpetrators—before they strike again. Yet nothing is as straightforward as it seems. Suspected by the police and ridiculed for his beliefs, Roland draws closer to the sinister truth. When the perpetrators threaten a good friend, can Roland overcome his fear of speaking out and expose them?

MY REVIEW

Theresa Linden has done it again with Roland West, Outcast. We meet the characters we’ve come to know and love, Roland, Peter, Caitlyn and others.
When a new girl in town—and school—is the target of a hateful act, the Fire Starters are quick to help clean up the mess. Peter and Roland also try to find out who did it, but a shy Roland and a smitten Peter have to confront their fears along the way.

In this story, Linden touches upon issues that are prevalent in our society, and she captures them with God’s truth and compassion. Struggling as Christians in a world that is so focused on selfish desires, Outcast reminds us that we should always stand up for what’s right, regardless of what the mass tries to push us to believe. Outcast is fun, emotional roller-coaster, with realistic characters and a lot of suspense.

Jump ahead: Mad Lib FunBuy NowBlog Tour ScheduleAbout the Author, and find Theresa Linden on the the web and social media.

Mad Lib Fun

Although there is a BONUS stop tomorrow (check schedule below), this is the last day of the Virtual Book Tour for Roland West, Outcast! If you’ve stopped by all 7 blog stops, you’ve read the Author Interview, the article “Why We Need Catholic Fiction,” and the article “Embarrassing Moments.” You’ve entered the first GIVEAWAY on Tumblar House’s website, played the “Saints Contest” for several entries to the second GIVEAWAY, and commented on all the other blog stops for more entries. You’ve watched the Book Trailer, and you’ve had an opportunity to begin reading the Prologue of the story.

This is the final blog stop, and we end this tour with a Mad Lib game just for fun!  The Mad Lib is called “Roland Gives a Speech.” Play the game here and answer this question in the comments of this blog to be entered into the second GIVEAWAY: Did you ever give a speech in high school? How did it go?

Since today is the last day of the Blog Tour, the winner will be chosen using an online “winner picker.” Winner will receive a paperback of Roland West, Outcast if they live within the continental US and an ebook (mobi, EPUB, or PDF) for everywhere else (unless the author feels that the shipping cost is not too bad). Winner will be announced here: http://www.theresalinden.com/outcast-blog-stops

Buy Now

As an ebook:
Kindle

In paperback:
Tumblar House

Blog Tour Schedule

If you’ve missed any of the tour, you can still check out some of the stops!

Saturday, November 17 – our first blog stop will be Tumblar House Catholic Bookstore’s blog “The Lounge”.Check out the Author Interview and look for the 1st GIVEAWAY! You’ll be able to enter all week long! A winner will be chosen on the last day of the Blog Tour. While you are there, check out the other great books and content on Tumblar House’s website!

Saturday, November 17 – visit Today’s Catholic Teacher Magazine for my article “Why We Need Catholic Fiction.”  Share the link to my article in Catholic Teacher anywhere to enter the second GIVEAWAY. Simply message me or email me the link.

Sunday, November 18 – blogger Barb Grady Szyszkiewicz shares her review of Roland West, Outcast on Franciscan Mom.

Monday, November 19 – stop by Unseen Books, home of the books by Corinna Turner, fantasy and dystopian author.

Monday, November 19 – blogger Steven R. McEvoy on “Book Reviews & More” Read his review and my article “Embarrassing Moments.” Share your own embarrassing moment in the comments to enter the second GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, November 20 – award-winning Catholic teen fiction author Leslea Wahl shares her review of Roland West, Outcast on her “Monthly Book Review” blog. Play the “Saint Game” for several chances to enter the second GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, November 21 – visit blogger Christina Weigand on “Faith, Inspiration, and a Cup of Tea” to read her review and to see the entire Prologue to the Roland West, Outcast! Copy any line of the prologue into the comments to enter the second GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, November 22 – Carolyn Astfalk, author of coming-of-age romance Rightfully Ours, has posted the book trailer and her review of Roland West, Outcast on her “My Scribbler’s Heart Blog.” In the comments, share which West Brother books you have read, if any, to enter the second GIVEAWAY!  (It’s okay if you are new to the series. Just say so and you are still entered to win)

Friday, November 23 – T.M. Gauoette, Writer, Blogger, and Author of Catholic Fiction, shares her review and points you to a Mad Lib game! Play the game and answer this question in the comments to be entered into the second GIVEAWAY: Did you ever give a speech in high school? How did it go?

***BONUS STOP***

Saturday, November 24 – blogger Steven R. McEvoy on “Book Reviews & More”shares his interview of the characters: Roland, Keefe, and Jarret West, and Peter Brandt! Check out the character interviews today!

About the Author

THERESA LINDEN is the author of award-winning faith-filled fiction that weaves the natural with the supernatural. She has eight published novels, including a dystopian trilogy, contemporary young adult fiction, a short story in the anthology Secrets: Visible & Invisible and two short stories in Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body. She holds a Catechetical Diploma from Catholic Distance University and is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild. Her books are featured on CatholicTeenBooks.com, Catholic Reads, and Virtue Works Media. A wife, homeschooling mom, and Secular Franciscan, she resides in Elyria with her husband and three teenage boys.

Social Media

Connect with Theresa Linden:

​website: www.theresalinden.com

blog: Things Visible & Invisible

Facebook author page

Twitter: @LindenTheresa

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4 thoughts on “Roland West, Outcast: My Review and Some Mad Lib Fun!

  1. Pingback: Roland West, Outcast Blog Tour - Carolyn Astfalk, Author

  2. I love Mad Libs! That was fun!

    I can’t remember having to give a speech in high school. I’m sure I had to speak about something, but it must not have left an impression. I do recall having to do a science presentation for a high school competition and having laryngitis. That was tough!

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