Niobrara's Thorn

General Fiction, Young Adult

By Patrick Douglas

Publisher : CHristopher Matthews Publishing

ABOUT Patrick Douglas

Patrick Douglas
Patrick E. Douglas lives in Montana with his wife Jessica and their two sons Marky and Jack. Douglas, a journalist since 1994, has written for numerous magazines and newspapers across the country. A movie critic who has watched thousands of films, Douglas initially began writing novels as More...


Jason Thorn is a filthy and unwanted 13-year-old with a bleak future. He’s been pulled from school for good and is kept prisoner in the family basement with his dog when a wicked storm hits his tiny hometown of Niobrara. Already adept at enduring situations most 13-year-olds wouldn't be able to comprehend, Jason must survive the onslaught of flood waters and devastation that has destroyed his hometown. To do so, he’ll rely on three unexpected friends who will encourage him along the way. This is a tale aimed at readers 13 and up that tackles the ever-present problem of child abuse and how easy it can be for some children to slip through the cracks if people tune them out.

L. Zindman - "I can't stop crying. As a teacher, myself, I have to ask, 

"What were his teachers thinking?" Why did no one try to save this boy? 

It's too horrible to imagine that Christian went through a similar 

horror. You definitely give the reader a clear, concise picture. Thank 

you for writing this book."

This one is on the Niobrara Facebook page, written by a youngster ...

M. Sweatt - "After I read this book I had a new view of life, that is in 

some words life is not 'unicorns and rainbows' but sometimes a fight to 

the death unfortunately. This book helped me realize that. This young 

boy just wanted love and all he got was hate. I myself being a child as 

old as this one am grateful I have a family that loves and cares for me 

and with that I will be eternally happy."