Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins

Repossessed

Don't call me a demon. I prefer the term Fallen Angel.Everybody deserves a vacation, right? Especially if you have a pointless job like tormenting the damned. So who could blame me for blowing off my duties and taking a small, unauthorized break?Besides, I've always wanted to see what physical existence is like. That's why I "borrowed" the slightly used body of a slacker teen. Believe me, he wasn't going to be using it anymore anyway.I have never...


Details Repossessed

TitleRepossessed
ISBN9780060835682
Author
Release DateMay 29th, 2007
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Humor, Teen, Demons
Rating

Reviews Repossessed

  • Karin
    2008-06-23
    Look at the cover. What do you see? Yep, a demon! Demons don’t generally promote a feeling of tranquility do they? However, this one is smiling which is unusual. When you read the first line of REPOSSESSED, First thing I did was, I stole a body, you don’t quite know what you are getting into. Thoughts of a demon inhabiting a teenager and running around causing havoc enters your mind. But, you soon find out that isn’t the case at all.Kiriel ...
  • Miriam
    2008-07-08
    I didn't notice when I got this that I had already read something else by the author (sorry, but your name isn't very noteworthy). Although I didn't love Night Road it was a memorable and original take on the vampire story. Whereas that was dark and not very hopeful, this was a pretty cheerful and upbeat for a story about demonic fallen angelic possession. But Kiriel isn't doing an Exorcist-type mission of damnation here, he's just treating himse...
  • Gaby
    2015-11-25
    Quién diría que entrar en la cabeza de un demonio ángel caído sería tan divertido y reflexivo.Kiriel es un caído que está cansado de torturar a las almas pecadoras, así que decide tomarse unas “vacaciones”. Para ello, posee el cuerpo de un adolescente que de todas formas no valora su vida.Pensé que trataría de un demonio que viene a la tierra para hacer algunas travesuras. Pues no es así.Kiriel lo único que quiere es experimentar ...
  • Amber
    2018-02-21
    Funny, witty, and unbelievable, Repossessed pushed boundaries for me that I didn't know I had. The author spoke of several circumstances so frankly, that I felt almost ashamed. Things such as masturbation, sexual urges, and the deed itself. As a young adult, these themes aren't uncommon in books I've read, yet I've never seen them talked about or described in such detail. While not a book for young teens, in my opinion, the story exceeded my expe...
  • Andrew Hicks
    2014-03-18
    In the 2007 Printz Honor-recipient YA novel Repossessed, Kiriel, one of hell's overworked, underappreciated minions, takes leave of absence, heads up to earth and possesses the body of 17-year-old Shaun. In a convenient sidestep on author A.M. Jenkins' part, Kiriel hijacks and salvages Shaun's body at the exact moment before he was about to get hit by a bus and die, so Shaun's not really gonna miss anything anyway.Jenkins conveys well Kiriel's wo...
  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2008-05-11
    Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.comAs humans involved in our daily lives, we often take the world for granted. Our days are filled with boring, humdrum activities. A. M. Jenkins creates a new twist on the mundane in his new book REPOSSESSED. First, meet Shaun, age 17. He is about to take a step in the wrong direction - into the path of an oncoming truck. Next, meet Kiriel, a minor demon in search of a short break fro...
  • Misty
    2009-03-13
    I wanted more from this book. It sounded so cute, like such a neat idea, but it fell a little flat to me. Repossessed is the story of Kiriel, a fallen angel who possesses the body of Shaun, a slacker teen who wasn't doing much with it anyway, as Kiriel quips. Kiriel tries to experience life as Shaun, luxuriating in the senses humans possess and the activities he's seen humans do but never been able to do himself. He is at first rather sex-obsesse...
  • Amber
    2018-03-31
    Someone rec’d it to me, saying “demon gets a body, immediately masturbates.” Sold. I really enjoyed meeting Kiriel, and following his journey in being human. Ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, eh? The touch with the cat was very lovely, very cute. I think I should spend time with my family more.
  • Jaemi
    2009-01-11
    An eternity of reflecting one's misery back on oneself, as it turns out, gets quite dull. Really, it's torturous. You can't change anything at this point, it's all been said and done. And the thanklessness of it...well. It's just more than Kiriel can deal with. So what if he's breaking all the rules? He deserves a vacation. And the body he slipped into...well, it was about to die anyway.After eternity as a spirit, the physical realm is quite some...
  • Rebecca Johnson
    2008-11-10
    Kiriel is one of the Fallen, one of the angels who supported Satan in his uprising. But after spending millennia in the bowels of Hell, reflecting the sorrows of the sinners under his jurisdiction while living out his own eternal punishment, things have become a little stale and he decides to take a little vacation.In order to take this vacation, Kiriel hijacks the body of the unassuming Shaun seconds before he dies - Kiriel thinks this perfectly...
  • María Belén
    2016-01-30
    Es interesante, curioso, entretenido y muy divertido el ver la vida desde el punto de vista de un 'caido' muy peculiar por cierto me diverti muchisímo y me encariñe con kiriel era como un niño percibiendo cada sentido, maravillandose por lo que le rodeaba, llegando a conclusiones locas jajajaj, siendo imperfecto y aun asi el ya tenia concimento de todo, pero claro ahora lo experiementaba en un cuerpo real.Es la primera vez que me enamoro de un...
  • Goliath Manzano
    2017-11-13
    It thoroughly develops Y.A. issues!
  • Becca
    2009-01-31
    "Earnest Devil Does Some Good in the World?""Teenage Boy Enriched By Possession?""God Has a Plan, Even for Evil Minions?""God Doesn't have a Plan, but You Should Do Some Good Anyway?"I just saw this book on Laura's list, and it was on the very first shelf I saw at the library yesterday, so I snagged it and read it in the afternoon. It was a fun fast read, with some funny bits, and now that I've been thinking about it for a day, I'm not sure how t...
  • Rachael
    2008-07-12
    Kiriel is sick of Hell; that’s where he works. He’s a demon although he prefers to be called a Fallen Angel. So, he decides to take a vacation by stealing the body of a slacker teen named Shaun. It seems a good way for him to experience human emotions and experiences. Even though Kiriel could get in a lot of trouble for his vacation, he risks it, because he was in Hell to begin with and he would only be sent back there. But as Kiriel experien...
  • H
    2010-04-13
    Repossessed questions the afterlife and Hell and the meaning of demons/devils and the banishment of God's favorite (Satan) after he refused to follow God's words.I had no idea what I was getting into. I was kind of looking for a breezy and fun story and in a way, this is, just not up to my standards. The story was pretty good at the beginning, and made me think more of the normal, everyday life that I took for granted. Then it started getting ted...
  • Sara
    2008-05-02
    If you read this book as a story about a kid who's possessed, you'll miss the point. It's not that you can't read it for that. The Fallen One (because the beings who run Hell are fallen from Heaven... it's in the Bible) who runs the kid has interesting goals, and he goes about them in a truly unique way. The real point of the book, however, is a meditation on what it means to be human. What divides us from animals? What divides us from anything t...
  • Esther Barajikian
    2012-02-20
    The book, "Repossessed" written by A.M. Jenkins is an award-winning (Michael L. Printz Award) fantasy novel written to appeal to advanced readers. It is the story of a fallen angel, Kiriel, who is tired of his job in Hell and decides to inhabit the body of a 17 year old American boy. Throughout the book, Kiriel participates in several activities that are apparently common for the modern teenage boy and throughout the process gains a new perspecti...
  • Mina Reyes
    2019-01-15
    I read #Repossessed by #AMJenkins and totally got me off guard. A fallen angel decided that he won't play he's part anymore and he wants to experience everything that had been denied to him, he starts by stealing a body. I honestly thought the fallen would create destruction since the kid he chosen it's the worst as a student, friend, brother, son he just sucks! I love to see he's family and friends break there heads with this new and improve Sha...
  • Terry
    2008-05-01
    A strangely interesting read. The cover might lead you to expect a funny or satiric devil story, but this is actually a surprisingly deep, spiritual read. Kiriel is a demon who takes an unauthorized vacation from Hell by possessing Shaun, and we lucky readers can appreciate the wonders of creation (ketchup, carpet, soap, etc.)from this new perspective. I was struck by how much Kiriel's awe over sensual details sounds like someone experiencing hal...
  • Brandi Smith
    2012-04-12
    A.M. Jenkins was awarded the 2008 Michael L. Printz Honor for this work of fantasy. It is intended for the advanced reader (A). In this novel Kiriel, a fallen angel, inhabits the body of a teenaged boy after he is struck by a vehicle. While in this body, Kiriel explores life on Earth as a teenager.I gave this book 4 stars. It is evident from the very beginning that Kiriel is not a stereotypical demon. He is kind, thoughtful, vulnerable, and inqui...
  • Nancy
    2009-04-15
    This was much more entertaining than doing my taxes! The story is about Kiriel, a Fallen Angel, as he prefers to be called, rather than a Demon. Doomed for eternity to watch over the whiny damned, he decided he wants to experience human life, and sin for himself, even if briefly. He steals the body of a teen-aged boy who is about to step out into traffic and get killed, and spends a few days enjoying an embodied life. There is so much to look at,...
  • Laura
    2009-01-05
    I was incredibly disgusted with this book. The author was trying to make something good out of bad, and that just does not work. The "fallen angel" was a complete slime who didn't deserve to go around "fixing" things in the human world. What right did he think he had in trying to patch up the things in his human body? And I was completely repulsed by his obsession with sex and all things related to it. I was angry when I saw how the author tried ...
  • Debrarian
    2008-01-28
    Short & sweet! Kiriel is one of the Fallen Angels, aka "demons," who spend eternity witnessing the torment of souls in Hell. He finds the job a bit tiresome and decides to take a vacation in the form of possessing the body of an American teen seconds before he loses his life by stepping in front of a bus. All the messy, detailled business of mortal living fascinates Kiriel, and he tries to live as fully as he can - eating the divine catsup, befri...
  • Dana
    2014-02-02
    The book was nice. When I now think about it, I really like it. It's just that I had pretty high expectations from it, and I really like the whole plot, I just think it could have been a whole lot better with a slightly different direction to it, maybe even darker.That being said, I did like the book - the setting, the characters, the style and etc. I think it's a really nice book, and the author is great, but that it was sort of disappointing to...
  • Jason Kurtz
    2009-04-26
    I met A. M. Jenkins in 2008, and have been meaning to get this book read for quite a while. The plot and concept are interesting but the book suffers for continuity issues and needed better editing. I had never thought quite so much about editing before as I did with this book. I felt like I knew where the author wanted to go, but she just didn't quite get there, and I felt that the voice was inconsistent for the character, another area where an ...
  • Trin
    2009-04-01
    Fun YA novel in which a demon possesses a newly-deceased teen (like Supernatural’s Ruby, this dude recycles!) and realizes 1) he’s not as evil as he thinks he is, and 2) Team Humanity is where it’s at. If you’re anything like me (in which case, I am so sorry) you’ve probably read variations on this story a thousand times, but I continue to find them enjoyable, and this one is well done.
  • elissa
    2008-01-14
    Wonderful! 4 1/2 stars. An absolutely unique idea and I couldn't put it down. It would make a great booktalk, it doesn't have anything really objectionable in it, and it was way better than the other book of hers that I read (although I liked that one, too). I added this to my "to read" shelf the day it won a Printz Honor. I had thought about reading it recently, but hadn't gotten around to it. I'm glad that the Printz committee got me to move it...
  • Donna
    2015-08-23
    This book catches you right from the first sentence when a demon steals a body. Forget everything you think you know about demons aka Fallen Angels. This one just wants to experience human life. This is a cute story with some humorous bits thrown in. My only complaint...it's too short. The author could have added so much more.
  • Trudi
    2009-08-17
    Sweet book with a lot of heart. Really makes you step back and appreciate all the little joys of living a corporeal life -- like ketchup, tomatoes and kissing :-D Live life fully now, don't regret for eternity.