Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Belletristic Skirt Society: Into the Forest

For the month of April, the Belle. Skirts read 
by  Jean Hegland

It was Rondi's month to host. 
 Isn't she pretty? :)

Here's what Amazon had to say about it:
Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.

Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society's fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.

Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale, Into the Forest is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking novel of hope and despair set in a frighteningly plausible near-future America.

Ok, so I am not totally sure how I feel about this book.  I enjoyed reading it, and I found the plot line to somewhat parallel the plot line of Impatient With Desire. I thought it was interesting, and I liked the's just that... I don't know. There was something missing. At least to me there was.  I didn't care for the ending, either. I felt kind of ripped off, and left hanging. HOWEVER, it was good, and I didn't have to make myself read it.  I wanted to keep going. Does that make sense at all?

May's pick is
by Tess Callahan

Stay tuned, and keep reading!


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