The Talisman is about a young boy named Jack Sawyer. His mother is greatly ill and all he wants is to find a way to save her. One day he meets an old man, Speedy Parker, who teaches him about the wonderful world of the Territories. It’s a dimension which coincides with our own. Jack soon learns that the territories are in great danger and that his mothers twinner (a reflection of the people in his own dimension) is also very sick, and the only way to save both is to find the talisman in California. He then embarks on a great journey from the east coast to the west and we follow him through all of his encounters as he travels and flips between worlds. We read as he learns about his fathers mysterious death, his evil uncle, and as he turns into a brave young man. Overall I enjoyed this book immensely. It is suspense throughout and always keeps you on the edge of your seat! It is definitely one of my favorites. I would recommend this to any who enjoys fantasy or thrillers. If you like suspenseful books then you’ll greatly enjoy this one!