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The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
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Jul 26, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 16 to 26, 2012

The cover touted a big fat recommendation from the author of "Room" - so I was pretty much sold at first sight. The book did not dissapoint. Told from the perspective of a "very unique" 10 year old, the storyline is captivating and the language is poignant. It's a bit of a "little girl lost" tale - Judith is very isolated and alone in a world- she has lost her mother, her father lives in a fog of muted depression, she is different from her peers and her community, yet an entirely lovable little girl. This book explores the juxtaposition between imagination/fantasy and spirituality/religion. You can clearly see that she - inevitably - is hearing more from "herself" or her own thoughts than she is from our Divine Father.

I don't really write reviews as much as I just recap my feelings so I remember but this is a great one: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/boo...

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