You Wanna Play

Short Story, Trilogy Book 1

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
19 Pages
Reviewed on 10/23/2018
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Author Biography

Travon is a #1 Amazon Bestselling young teenage author of You Wanna Play Trilogy. He was born September 25, 2001, in Chicago, IL at Saint Joseph Hospital. The Unexpected is his first book he has ever written. He lives in Chicago, IL and has written short stories: The Women Who Thought Her Life Was Perfect, and Before It's Too Late. Travon has earned many medals in sports and honor roll certificates in school, he has graduated from John B. Murphy Elementary School. Travon was inspired by his grandmother Stella saying "Travon you should write a book." It gave him the idea to go for it. Travon gone through so many tragic scenes in his life that pushed him more to achieve. Up until now, his life has been looking very pleasant for him.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stefan Vucak for Readers' Favorite

On a rainy New York winter’s day, while he was going home from work, Kevin Lamb thought he saw the same man he had encountered in the morning, dressed in an over-sized heavy coat. He wondered if this strange man was a mugger. Unnerved, he decided to run to his apartment building. When he entered his fourth-floor apartment, everything was removed and the apartment thoroughly cleaned. Confused, he tried to figure out what was happening. Someone was playing a prank on him? Revenge? But he could not think of anyone mad enough at him to do this. On the fridge door, a magnet held a note that said, ‘You wanna play?’ He looked out the window and across the street was the odd man in his heavy coat. He searched his pockets for his cellphone to call the cops, but it was gone. He heard a key turn in the lock and rushed to bolt it shut, but too late. The man in the coat opened the door and pointed a shotgun at him. That turned out to be the least of Kevin’s worries.

Travon Toussiant started You Wanna Play short story with tension that slowly grew until I could feel Kevin Lamb’s frantic panic as he tried to resolve his unusual predicament. Here was a story that promised an exciting finish, and I looked forward to reading how Kevin would extricate himself from his nemesis. Travon Toussiant has an engaging writing style and his narrative compels the reader to continue. Despite the somewhat (for me) unsatisfying ending, You Wanna Play is a diverting read for fans of thrilling and suspenseful short stories.