Thursday, April 2, 2015



    




Review by Jedigirlsc aka Jeanette Belle


"Finding My Thunder" is a poignant and profound story about a young woman named Hilly growing up in the 1960's. She is a shy and quiet person who learns from life and takes a stand for what she believes in. The story is written so descriptively that the reader can step into Hilly's shoes and feel and experience her 1960's life at home and at school when we hear about her fashions, music, and daily habits. We also learn about Danny, the boy she has loved since she was a child. There are mysteries around Hilly that are gradually revealed as she gets older. She learns the importance of her family and friends that protect her, and what they are protecting her from. Along with the serious events in her life, there are some hilarious ones when Hilly meets and becomes friends with some of the hippies at school who help Hilly find her voice and speak up for herself, something that no one else has done before. In spite of Hilly's trials, she learns love and forgiveness and overcomes difficulties that most people could not. This is a moving story with excellent writing.  I recommend it for everyone.

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