Jonah's parents have always been supportive of his practices of energy healing, channeling, and yoga. However, they're now trying to convince him to choose a different career path-and demanding that he find a part-time job. Meanwhile, it's becoming more common to see Shanna arriving at school with injuries, and when she's suspended for walking out on the school social worker, her mother's abuse goes from bad to worse. Shanna's arm is broken, and Jonah persuades her to finally admit the truth. With all that going on, it's little wonder Jonah has nearly forgotten about the entity that's trying to transmigrate to our universe. But when a substitute teacher at school seems able to drain energy, sickening another student, Jonah remembers the threat and knows he must take steps to raise the vibration of the person the entity intends to use as a portal. It's just that the potential portal isn't who Jonah thinks...and when he finds the right person, he's afraid he may be too late.
I tried to get into Jo Ramsey's Taking Control several times, but the content didn't spark my interest. I have experience with victims of abuse, and this book's message is slightly impractical. Just because you try and have a positive attitude does not mean that the abuse ends, or hurts any less. I did enjoy the characters, especially Shanna and Jonah, whose relationships were developed reasonably well; but I disliked the overall story-line, particularly the "energies" and "transmigration" of entities, etc. I would be willing to read more by this author, I like her writing style, unfortunately, I just didn't like this book.
Rating: DNR (2/5)
* I received this book from the author (LibraryThing Early Reviewers) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.