I finished this a couple days ago but haven't had the time to write the review. Even though I have finished reading two books and a short story since...moreI finished this a couple days ago but haven't had the time to write the review. Even though I have finished reading two books and a short story since then I still feel five stars is appropriate. This flawed depressed person finally decides to go on her sacred walk, a hermitage, or just plain run away to the PCT. There are worse ways to deal with angst, but none seem as healthy as this one. Sure there were dangers, but as she says, most of what we are afraid of are images in our heads. I loved her powerful Amazonian woman mantras.
I loved being with Cheryl on her journey, both the internal and external. The author made it an easy flow between, like most of our minds work during long periods of boredom or as we move through pain.
Though this was a library book I think I may someday buy the paperback. Who knows, it could be the very novel I burn ten or fifteen pages a day! Then again, maybe not. I don't know if I could burn a book. Especially if by re-reading the pages would get me to actually go for this hike!
I do like the author's writing style and think I will look up her other books.(less)
A good prequel to the Eden's Root series. I think I did gain a bit more insight to the characters and dilemma they are put into. Most of all, as appli...moreA good prequel to the Eden's Root series. I think I did gain a bit more insight to the characters and dilemma they are put into. Most of all, as applies to the series, this is a great warning to all. These books show how it is and it could easily get as bad as Ms. Fisher's books portray if more people don't heed the warning.
I do think that reading this first will prepare the reader for the rest of the series. Though it isn't centered on Fi but rather what her parents and their generation went through as they studied and learned of genetically altered seeds and the how quickly the GM plants (read here, Monsanto) spread globally and soon caused world wide famine.
Wow! What a ride! Look if I'm dingy today, I blame Rachel Fisher. This book started out rolling and didn't stop. Real life got in my way, or I would'v...moreWow! What a ride! Look if I'm dingy today, I blame Rachel Fisher. This book started out rolling and didn't stop. Real life got in my way, or I would've finished this in a day or so. Somewhere around 60%, it felt slower but that was the calm before the storm. I figured last night. I'd start reading it midnight and I would fall asleep. The sun was well up in the sky for two hours before I fell asleep. I could not put the book down. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Fi and her friends.
I gave this five stars because, as usual, Ms. Fisher told a wonderful tale. But I noticed that somewhere around 60% of the book, there were a few mistakes words left out or tiny misspellings. The other thing that really bothered me and I know this is just me, how did Fi deal with dirty diapers? I've had four kids. I could not have fought a war with any one of them hanging from me. I know Fi is a really strong woman. But somehow I have a hard time grasping a woman who just gave birth and running 3 miles with her baby in the backpack. It just seems rather impossible to me. But that doesn't stop the story. And it is an amazing one. Maybe I missed something in reading it.
I love the ending! I will have to reread the trilogy again as I miss this great bunch of characters!(less)