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.
Six weeks to Yedihah is one of those books that should be considered as adult, not middle grade. I think if I read it few years earlier, I wouldn’t understand it. This book is supposed to make you think and… It does, in a funny way.
Annalise is a lovely heroine. One day, she finds herself in another word, world full of adventures and questions that have to be answered. I easily became a friend of her as she grew – not in psychical way, mental one.
I felt magic, I cried a lot. I thought that all her adventures were just a dream but scene when she comes back to the hospital and sees herself in coma, with her mother crying near to her bed was simply heart touching.
It’s not a simple children story. Somehow writing is easy to understand and not too complicated but it’s excellent! I loved all the descriptions and songs.
Six weeks to Yedihah reminded me a little about book I read long time ago, The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey by Ken Schoolland. Both books are about travels. They are about different topics but they give you similar feeling.
I recommend it for everyone with a child… If you read it by yourself first. You’ll love it.
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