I found this book fascinating in the actual trek but more so in the psychological aspect of her story. This was about hitting rock bottom and clawing your way back to the top, not just a hiking adventure... Although it was that too. It was a life adventure and how, sometimes, to survive, the human spirit must be broken down completely before it can take shape again.
The book started a little slow and detailed, but don\\\\\\\'t give up! The pace picks up and the characters draw you in. The book is a window into how you can be pulled in by fear and ignorance while others survive through bravery. All in all it is a journey in understanding all sides to a story. The characters give us insight.
I found the book sad, but interesting. A part of our history I knew little about on how foster care has historically caused often more damage than good. This helped me to understand the psychological repercussions.
This book WAS beautifully written and brought some understanding to the dark world of those to whom abuse has caused mental illness. I might recommend it to someone who craves understanding the psychie. However the book was so detailed in a repetitive way that the length became prohibitive. That said I I came away with startling insight to what and how childhood abuse could affect an individual and what they must do to get through their little life.
Although there were times I became aggravated with the main character she helped me gain perspective into certain struggles. The book also offered a good mystery.
A book that grabs you in a story of 2 sisters and their lives in France, particularly during World War II during an occupied France. Their, personalities, their loves, their reaction to their circumstances in a maze of twists and turns. Not a boring moment.
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