Summary

Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how.
Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household. Mindy Denton makes it her single mission in life to destroy Callis, even as her brother, Kevin, falls deeper into love with the mysterious and beautiful girl who is hiding something from them all.
©2013 Mark Tufo (P)2013 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 15-03-15

Don't let the cover art put you Off

To be honest the cover artwork almostvput me off, gothic romance is what I thought, but how wrong I was. It did take me exhausting the entire Mark Tufo library to give Calls a chance and I am so glad I did. Callus is everything you would expect from a Tufo novel except it is a stand alone story, but, I was pleasantly surprised by a guest appearance by one of favourite Tufo characters. I have listened to the brilliant reading twice now and have enjoyed it both times.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William jones on 03-10-17

excellent read

great read. I must admit I was hesitate at first whether or not to get this book as it had not seemed part of the "mike talbot" experience. that soon changed tho as his new character came to life. a must read for all mark tufo lovers

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amanda H. on 19-04-13

If "Carrie" had a sister she would be "Callis"

Loved this book! If Stephen King's "Carrie" had a sister or cousin she would be "Callis". The story is tragic on so many levels. I could not stop listening. I could see this book turned into a movie.

You have a beautiful little girl with a loving family but his is no ordinary girl. She has a gift, a gift that will destroy all she loves. MIx in nasty high school bullies, dysfunctional foster parents, and a witch and you have a recipe for trauma induced insanity.

For those who enjoyed reading Stephen King's "Carrie" you WILL LOVE "Callie Rose"!!!

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31 of 33 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sean Dustman on 12-04-13

I judge books by how late they keep me up

I have a sleep timer on my MP3 player that I set for 15 minutes when I go to bed, Callis Rose kept me up for 2 hours past bed time. Callis Rose is a girl who finds out early in life that she can control the physical actions of people around her, mostly when threatened and almost every time she uses her power, bad things happen. Mostly by chance and she's a sweet girl that he gets you to care about who takes care of the people around her but she keeps handed a bad hand and then there was a straw the broke the camels back.

Good job Mark, as usual, I ate it up. This isn't for the faint of heart, it shows what happens to a person when you push them beyond the breaking point.

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