The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 6th 2016
Soure: Owned (Re-Read)
Link to the author: http://alicehoffman.com/
“The weak are cruel. The strong have no need to be.”
This is a beautiful and powerful story of feminism.
The main character is Rain, and this story is her discovering who she is and what it means to be a leader of her Amazonian tribe.
She faces many trials in her lifetime. She yearns for a connection with her distant mother, strives to be the best warrior, and struggles to feel a part of the whole. She experiences loss, love and betrayal and each shapes and molds her into a strong, intelligent woman worthy of leading her people.
I don’t want to go into a lot of detail about what happens because it is a short story and I worry anything I say will be spoilers. I really feel this is story each person must experience for themselves. I don’t think it matters what your usual genre is either, everyone can enjoy this story if they like strong, independent women. I will say that the romance, if you can even call it that, is very small in this story and not the main theme.
I am so glad that I re-read this book and I plan to do the same in the future. If I was to describe it I would say that it was inspiring, moving, and raw, yet that doesn’t quite capture it at all.
I highly recommend it and I look forward to reading more of Alice Hoffman’s work.