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Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
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Aug 27, 12

Read in August, 2012

I loved this book - not as much as Daughter of the Forrest and Son of the Shadows, but still very much. As an adult read, I would have given it 4 stars. But the book is for a young adult audience, and from that point of view it was 5 stars. I thought the story was pretty predictable, but not really in a bad way. I mean, it is a fairy tale we all know... hence we know how it will turn out. But Juliet Marillier is a fabulous story teller, and I completely and totally enjoyed her magical, mysterious rendition of this story. But my FAVORITE part of this book was the theme of sisterhood. At one point in the book, the five sisters each cut off a lock of hair and wind it into a ring for a sister to wear as she sets out on a "quest" which may determine their fates. It was a physical symbol of the power of sisterhood. I have sisters, and I have felt the power of our sisterhood many times in my life. The most palpable of these examples occurred when I was in labor with my oldest and things weren't going well. When my sisters came into the room at that point, I felt a palpable power come with them. It was like a someone was pouring energy and strength into me. There really is a power that accompanies sisterhood that I really identified with in Wildwood Dancing
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