So, have you ever been really mad when a book just leaves you hanging and the next one in the series hasn't come out yet? ugh... so many unanswered questions... I love love love this book. So many redeeming qualities in the characters of this book and yet still real, people with imperfections. Makes you think about the never answered question. Would you die for someone you love? Or would that be worse for the person you love? Would you die for a cause? What would you be willing to do to stand up for something you believe in?
We've been dealing with something recently that isn't really a big deal but it really wears on our minds - whether we're supposed to stick up for ourselves or just take it and learn to be forgiving. Either way there seems to be a lot of negative feelings headed aimlessly. Sometimes things are given to us to help us work things out for ourselves. In this book, there was a statement made by one of the characters about another character, that I needed to remember. This was in regard to her Mother's mental state... "I needed to stop punishing her for something she couldn't help, specifically the crushing depression she fell into after my father's death. Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them." Although I am a firm believer that no one is dealt a card they can't overcome, initially it may take some time to 'become equipped' and we should not blame others for that.
Loved this book 5 stars...
I also decided that although people think this is a lot like cannibalism, to me it seems no different than war.