September 24, 2021

#BookReview: Jamie James and the Curse of the Ancestors by Roy Aronson

Synopsis: Jamie wants to become a veterinarian. He travels to Nelspruit near the Kruger National Park in order to gain work experience with a wildlife vet. He has a secret mission that is in fact his primary mission. Two hundred years ago an ancestor of his whipped a black slave to death. The slave’s mother placed a curse on the family whereby all the male descendants will die violently before their fiftieth birthday. 
Jamie endeavours to try and have his family released from the curse. In the process he meets Samantha, the love interest in the story, and Shadrak, who becomes his friend and who is also the son of a Sangoma.

An adventure story set against the backdrop of an interesting milieu where caring for wildlife animals are at the forefront. It is also a story of fear and hope, and above all, one of endurance, friendship and reconciliation. The book is written with children, adolescents and young adults in mind.


Rating: 3 Stars
My Review: This was a pretty short book at just over 200 pages.  For me this story lacked the depth that I normal look for in a good read.  I think if you are looking for something very simple in its writing then you might enjoy this one. But if you are looking for something with more depth then this may not be what you are looking for. The world building did work well for the story and I did enjoy Jamie. 

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