Paige Dickerson's Blog

Into the Forest

Posted in Books by voteforjaneausten on July 8, 2009

I finished Into the Forest a couple weeks ago. Most people from book club have been loving it, but my feelings are mixed. I really liked the concept and two sisters trying to make it in an apocalyptic world was immediately interesting to me. The writing was wonderful and admittedly I was obsessively thinking about what I would do in those sisters’ shoes for days afterwords.

The main problem I had with the book was that it never really said what happened. My questions still continue to plague me. Why did the government collapse? Why no transportation or gas? Did it run out or international relations collapse? Also the girls in the book seemed convinced that everything was temporary. I wasn’t really sure if that was because they were naive or if that was the general sentiment.

But overall, I did enjoy the book, despite my lack of connection to the characters. Worth a read if you like apocalyptic survival stories!


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