Into the Dangerous World
Raised on a Staten Island commune in the 1980s, Aurora has never attended a day of school, and has seen little of the outside world. What she knows best is drawing. To her, it’s like breathing; it’s how she makes sense of the world. When h ...more
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This book's idea was solid, but I hate the way it was done.
It's set in the 80s about an artistic girl who lived estranged from the world on her family's small farm, but then moves to NYC when they become homeless. There were just several things in this book that I could not be on the same level with.
1. The main character was so estranged from the world that her whole mentality is that "everything is dumb! i hate people! the "normals" are so dumb, the cops are pigs, i hate orga ...more
I am very pleased to have won this book in a first reads giveaway – Thanks Goodreads!
I thought the book was pretty good. My star rating is actually 3.5.
Aurora (Ror), her mom, her sister Marilyn and her dad all live in a commune, squatting on land that they don't own and making a home selling things they make and from animal produce. Their dad brings in a few more people into the commune. But their dad isn't all together there and soon everyone leaves but Ror's family. Their dad does something drastic and Ror, Marilyn and her mom are left on t ...more
Ror loves art and drawing. She spends her days and nights drawing thing ...more
There have been plenty books in recent years that are so called “hybrids” - part graphic novel, part traditional, written book.
But, to be honest, Into the Dangerous World not only fits this category the best, but also is the most hard hitting and the best written.
Ror doesn’t have an easy life, and never has. Her father has raised her with warped views of the world, some good, some bad, and some blatantly wrong. She’s grown up learning to distrust the government in a ...more
One thing I did not realize going into this book is the era in which it covers. This is the era of my childhood (although, and I have to admit this to make myself feel better, I was not quite a teenager during t ...more
The art in this book is awesome I grew up in st.Louis mo. So graffiti was around a lot there so I know the look of it. But this story was so great this is such a great read. Worth the money. Pluses if I could I'd give this a 10. Thank you for letting me read in arc .I loved it so much I even bought .
From the very first sentence the reader is drawn into the story. It ...more
This book was unlike anything I have ever read in my life! I absolutely loved it. There wasn't magic or hot fae men or epic battles (well not the kind with swords anyway) but there didn't need to be. There was such a unique relationship between the M.C., Ror, and her art that the relationship took center stage and filled up the whole book.
Into The Dangerous World follows the tale of a young girl named Aurora, Ror...more
This book was quite unexpected, but in a very good way.
I have to admit, I was ready to feel indifferent towards this book. The cover and the synopsis didn't really appeal to me, but I picked it up because I was intrigued by the art. I flipped through the book, and some were beautiful while others were strange and the graffiti made me cringe (more on that later). But as I kept reading Into the Dangerous World I was absorbed by Ror and her jo ...more
Ror has just gone through a traumatic experience. Her family lived on a four-acre commune outside of New York City with her father, her Dado, as the leader. They were following a manifesto he had created out of unhappiness with the government when, suddenly, he burns the place to the ground, killing himself and leaving Ror, her mother, and sister with nothing. It’s 1984 and her family is forced into a homeless “hotel” and Ror is forced into public sch ...more
Into the Dangerous World, set during the Reagan Era of the early 1980's, is a thoughtful story of a teenager coming into her own as she deals with the recent death of her father. The story is driven by Ror's need to create art, be expressive, have purpose, and find her place in the world that hasn't had a place for her until now.
The illustrations add depth to the story and helped express the confusion that Ror experienced from losing her father. She tried to make sense of his ...more
Ror grew up on a commune that was run by her father. It was more of a hippie sort of set up than a religiously-devoted group. When her father dies in a fire, she, her mother, and her sister are put into public housing in New York City. It's the first time Ror has attended a public school or really been around other people her own age. It's not long before ...more
Aurora's protected life in a rural commune suddenly comes to an end when her mentally unstable father sets fire to the group's home. A frustrated artist, he dies in the flames he ignited, leaving his wife and two daughters homeless. Aurora, Marilyn, and their moth ...more
Into the Dangerous World is unique in more ways than one. The format stands out immediately. The text is complemented with illustrations throughout. Most chapters include at least two illustrations and some have even more. The content is also unusual.
Art as a means of healing is not all that unique, but the way that Ror has grown up and how she has practiced art with her father is certainly beyond the norm. Ror and her father shared a bond through art, but their ...more
Ror's narration, and especially her description of ...more
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