Mar 222015

The AwakeningA book that feels alive and current and that is so much better than I remembered it. Just as important: it was a hit with my students.

I’m not sure the significance of the protagonist’s rejection of others’ expectations and her embrace of her own choices really registered when I read the book the first time. I was too young and still thought I’d live as principled and free as she does. I think most young people assume the same.

It’s taken time and experience to realize how few of us make and stand by choices in the way she does.

 March 22, 2015  Book Logs Tagged with: ,