Reading. Writing. Simply being.
This is my first Kristin Hannah book. I was drawn by the topic, a little girl raised in the woods like an animal and then placed back into suburbia. I’ve heard about stories like this and always wondered how the child is able to transition from the wild and into civilization. This book did a great job of walking the reader through the process from every facet. The court, home life, public life, education. The characters are dynamic and had me hoping the best for them. It’s so well written it doesn’t seem like fiction. Hannah had to have conducted a great amount of research to include as many details as she did. I highly recommend this book. Now, for quotes!
“It was the Magic Hour, the moment in time when every leaf and blade of grass seemed to separate, when sunlight, burnished by the rain and softened by the coming night, gave the world an impossibly beautiful glow.”
“Girls like you can’t understand,” Julia said, and it was true. Ellie had been popular. She didn’t know that some hurts were like a once-broken bone. In the right weather, they could ache for a lifetime.”
“Love rips the shit out of you and puts you back together like a broken toy, with all kinds of cracks and edges. It’s not about the falling in love. It’s about the landing, the staying where you said you’d be and working to keep the love strong.”
“What did she wish? She didn’t know. When she thought about it, that was the problem with her life, now and always, she’d never known what to wish for until it was too late.”