It's not about reading to impress anyone else. It's about reading for the sheer enjoyment of it all...
Get this book, read it, and keep it handy to re-read, especially if you're taking a trip into a National Park or anywhere there's wildlife. This quick read is packed with invaluable tips -- sounds simple and told with humor, but definitely could save your life if ever in one of these situations. Also, it's a reminder not to be stupid in the wild. Great illustrations, too!
This story kept me riveted the whole way. And unlike another of Kristin Hannah's books - (I won't name it because I'm sure it's a favorite of many) that I read and liked right until the last chapter because it seemed rushed, forced, and too tidy, - this book had a very satisfactory ending for me. I learned some things, as well, about WWII that I don't think we tend to remember and that we should never forget. Wow, I'm rambling... sorry. I just finished this so it's all very fresh in my head and heart, and I would recommend it highly as perhaps this author's best book yet.
So... my eldest son tells me he's on the last page of his homework assignment tonight... he's reading The Birds by Daphne du Maurier! Since she is the best suspense writer of all time, in my opinion, I tell him to please hand over the book when he's done so I can finally read this tale. And that is exactly how I spent the last hour. Thank you goes out to his English teacher for exposing these students to what truly great story-writing looks like.
This book was chosen by a member of my local book club because it was recommended to her and one that she had always wanted to read. I was not even familiar with the title, although I have certainly heard of the author. For me the story doesn't really pick up steam until about the half-way point, and then I had a hard time putting it down until I finished. Loved it! So fun to discover classics like this!
Love the movie, have wanted to read the book for years. Don't know what took so long -- 93 pages long. Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw were the perfect choices for Oliver and Jenny. Everyone tells me what a mushy story it is, but I never thought that about the movie, and I enjoyed the book, and especially the truth in it that there are no atheists in a fox hole.