Parents, Teachers, Librarians

THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA IN CHAPTER ONE: GENESIS

Book one of a series by Aurelia

“A great read. Imaginative. Insightful. Heroic. The type of summer vacation that every kid should have.” -Duncan Rouleau – creator of Ben10

“Cool new series.” -Tim Kring, creator of TV’s Heroes and Touch

FORMATS
trade paperback: ISBN 978-0-9840019-6-5

ebook: ISBN 978-0-9840019-1-0

audiobook: Narrated by Teen Choice Award-winner and star of Pretty Little Liars Janel Parrish.
ASIN B00JPLGV1W

READERS GUIDE & WEB SERIES
Click here for a written Readers Guide.

Click here for Best Friends Book Club, a teen-hosted, unscripted web series that serves as a video readers’ guide. With special guest Janel Parrish.

LIBRARIANS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA: GENESIS
“Mystery, fantasy, magic. YUMMY! I could not put this down.
This is a book of miracles meant just for me and you and everyone else..”a middle school librarian in Yorba Linda, CA 

Suitable for 10 year olds+, teens, and are also enjoyable reading for adults.  The author does an excellent job of distinguishing between the mysterious and the mystical, and how our lives and world can be modified when we allow for those possibilities.  The superhuman characters are distinctive and charming with one ominous exception. He is introduced in this, the first of the series, and we anticipate that John and Julia will learn much more about him than they would ever have wanted to know! “Vicki Goode, Librarian and Public Library Board Member, Farmers Branch Manske Memorial Library;  member ALA and TxLA

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Journeys of John and Julia begin.

The Twenty-Two are watching.

Reality is about to change.

It all starts when Julia’s parents totally mess with her summer. First Julia’s dad takes off to start a whole new family. Then Julia’s mom yanks Julia from cheerleader camp to spend the summer with her grandmother in the land of no signal, no mall, no best friend Kellie. Julia’s only hope for human contact is geeky John Freeman, who is six months younger than she and about a million years behind her idea of cool.

If only Julia knew that her mom plans to dump her at Grandma’s not just for the summer, but for a whole year. If only Julia knew that a collective of wondrous beings called The Twenty-Two are watching over her and trying to make contact. If only Julia knew that they could tell Julia every thought she never knew she had and bend her reality in any way they choose. And that she’d be with John Freeman when it happened. He’d think that was way cool. And that is just the beginning. For this seemingly mismatched pair have cracked open the door to another reality. And their enemy-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten, is about to enter the picture.

WHO IS THE IDEAL READER OF THIS BOOK?

THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA: GENESIS is perfect for children age 10 and up, for teens, and for adults of all ages. There is no violence in this book, and there are many profound life lessons for kids, adults, and parents.

READERS WHO ENJOYED:
HARRY POTTER series by J.K. Rowling
THE HUNGER GAMES series by Suzanne Collins
THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho,
will love THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA series.

PARENTS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA: GENESIS:
“I reread many times the scenes with John and his mom, Sara for the invaluable parenting wisdom.”—Amazon.com reader review

“This book should be mandatory for all teenagers and their parents.”—Amazon.com reader review

PARENTING ISSUES EXPLORED IN THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA: GENESIS:

–The aftermath of divorce
–Dealing with a teen’s feeling of abandonment by the noncustodial parent
–Dealing with a teen’s resentment of you as the custodial parent
–Single parent guilt
–Divorced parent guilt
–Compensating for the guilt of working long hours
–Communicating effectively with an uncommunicative teen
–Supporting and advising without meddling
–Dealing with your adolescent’s first crush
–Dealing with the death of your child’s grandparent
–Talking about the unknowable

A COMING-OF-AGE STORY THAT RESONATES:

THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA is a series about growing up emotionally as well as physically and becoming a fully realized, responsible, and empowered young adult. John and Julia are deeply relatable, whether they are dealing with otherworldly encounters or facing the very earthly pressures of family, friends, and the bittersweet path to self-knowledge.

“As a mom of a voracious teen reader, I’m always hoping that my daughter will read quality; a great story that entertains but one that also has meaning. in John & Julia we find that PERFECT BOOK.”—a reader

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS and SCHOOL VISITS:
If your class, library group, or other educational organization would like to read and discuss “The Journeys of John and Julia,” please contact the publisher at laurie@riglercreative.com for information on discounted texts, the unscripted, teen-hosted web series Best Friends Book Club, which serves as a video readers’ guide, plus written readers’ guides for use in class to promote further discussion and deeper understanding.

If you would like to arrange a class or library visit with Aurelia Haslboeck, author of “The Journeys of John and Julia,” please contact the publisher at laurie@riglercreative.com.


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An updated version of Book 1 is now available, including a sneak peek at Book 2. If you already own the Kindle edition, visit your Amazon "Manage Your Content and Devices" page to update your copy.

About The Journeys of John and Julia

Secretly guided by a magical collective of superbeings called The Twenty-Two, a pair of teens crack open the door to another reality—and unwittingly awaken the sleeping beast of their nemesis-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten.

Parents, Teachers and Librarians

Perfect for children age 10 and up, for teens, and for adults of all ages. There is no violence in this book, and there are many profound life lessons for kids, adults, and parents.

Notes From The Twenty-Two