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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
My daughter (13) and I listened today and she came away wanting to read your book. I personally like books that weave real events into fiction. She felt you may have invaded their privacy by writing about them, but I countered that stories about people that don't conform to the "norm" are pretty much fair game and of general interest. She also felt that the father does a disservice to the girl by not allowing her to become socialised within her peer group, ie isolating her from school and age peers. This story reminds me strongly of the movie, "Off the Map" which follows the growing up of a girl who is in remote NM, only to enter society, and then later return. I suppose, in one way or another, we all have our "4o days in the wilderness"...
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