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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

*[Blog Tour Review] Six Weeks to Yehidah by Melissa Studdard

"The thing you would notice most was the rain, how the rain fell and fell and never seemed to stop. The sky was constantly swollen with it, then birthing it, swollen, then birthing again, and the hills, like greedy babies, suckled up all that rain. They shone and glistened green as the backs of frogs on bright green lily pads.

Annalise was ten then, old enough that she’d begun thinking about grown up things, like picking her own clothes out for school, yet young enough, still, to indulge in fanciful imaginings of enchanted trees and talking hills. Her best friends were the clouds that canopied her village and the verdant hills that hosted her most precious and outrageous dreams."

As spunky young Annalise travels from one adventure to another, she learns ancient wisdom traditions and gains deeper and deeper insight into herself and her world. Eventually she must make the most important decision she's ever faced -- whether or not to return to the self she has always known
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Length: 170 pages (Paperback)
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: August 2nd 2011 by All Things That Matter Press         
This book took me completely by surprise. In fact even though I just finished this book a few hours ago I think I'm going to have to go back and re-read it because there were so many elements at work in the novel.
I know one thing though that while this book is classified as a young adult novel and centers around a 10 year old little girl I think that the book could easily work as an adult novel regardless of the 10 year old heroine Annalise.
In her novel Six Weeks to Yehidah Melissa Studdard created a wonderful novel in which Annalise learns, grows and explores and engages in in miraculous ways. While the novel is short at only 170 pages long it felt like a much longer novel because of all the things I got to experience along side Annalise as she herself grows as a person.
For me I found that Annalise was just the sweetest character I've "met" in a long time and I couldn't help love her Melissa's story telling ability is amazing. I loved the world she created and her way of describing what was happening in the story was extremely well done and while I was reading it was as though the book itself was coming alive.
Over all this was a great YA read that is written simply enough for younger readers to grasp but not so much that the older reader grows bored. I do have to warn you though that the book has a strong spiritual theme so if that isn't your cup of tea I would pass on this one. However, if you don't mind it I highly suggest getting your hands on a copy. I know my review is short but trust me on this, it's so worth the read.
*I received a free copy in exchange for my free and honest review. I was not compensated in any way and all thoughts and opinions expressed therein are my own.
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Really Liked it!
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  1. I'm glad you liked it :) It's really a great book and as you said it has a strong spiritual theme but I think that if you read it with an open-mind you will enjoy it.

    Great review :)


  2. I love how you have "met" in quotes. Hehe. A good read has those authentic characters that make you want to reach out in the book and shake hands! I like your review. :)

  3. Thank you! I agree sometimes we find those rare characters that seem so real I just wish they were :)

  4. Thank you for sharing this is an interesting book(: I love your review!

  5. Thanks for an awesome review & for being a part of the tour!

    1. Thanks for inviting me to the tour Sage! Without your invite I doubt I would have found this little gem.

  6. Loved the review. The cover is awesome. I like that she is sitting on a cloud.

    Nancy @ The Avid Reader

    1. Thanks, Nancy! Glad your stopped by. I like that she's sitting on a cloud too.

  7. Thanks for a wonderful review. I'm thrilled that you're going to re-read it! Thanks also to all of you who left comments :)

  8. Hmm, don;t think I will ever pick it up on my own, but well, if you say so....I just might. Thanks!


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