Monday, January 27, 2014

Book Review ~ " Taming the Wind" by Michelle Thompson

Taming the WindTaming the Wind by Michelle Thompson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Won in a giveaway
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction

Book Description: Claire's life will never be the same. After a horrific car accident takes the lives of her parents and siblings, fifteen-year-old Claire's dreams of becoming a soccer star are dashed, and she finds herself alone and without a home. Forced to move in with her estranged grandparents, Claire feels like her life is being blown by the wind and she has no idea how to make it stop. This heartbreaking story of one girl's struggle to find meaning in tragedy will draw you in from the very first page. Join Claire as she learns to embrace the winds of change and find love, faith, and hope for the future.

My thoughts: This book takes the reader on an emotional journey. The protagonist, Claire, is dealing with the roller coaster of surviving an accident in which her parents and brothers died. She is 15 and dealing with hard things.

The myriad of emotions, thoughts, and actions that happen in the story seemed realistic to me. I could imagine someone experiencing them in the way portrayed.

I loved the analogy of the wind. The wind continues in it's path, it doesn't change, everything learns to adapt to the wind. That theme is brought up in several places in the story that complimented and explained Claire's state of mind.

The book also contains romance and religious events. It is mainly about a young woman who is learning to live with and eventually accept the blow that life has handed her.

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