Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Orphaned

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Book Review - Orphaned


About the Book

Before humans, and before human history, there were the apes.

Snub is a young gorilla, living in the heart of what will eventually be known as Africa. She is jealous of her mother's new baby . . . and restless in her need to explore. When a natural disaster shakes up her family, Snub finds herself as the guardian of her young sibling . . . and lost in a reshaped world.

Snub may feel orphaned, but she is not alone. There are other creatures stalking through the woods -- a new form of predator, walking on two legs. One of their kind is also orphaned, and is taken in by Snub. But the intersection of the human world and the gorilla world will bring both new connections and new battles.

In his boldest work yet, two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer shows us a riveting, heartbreaking early encounter between ape and man -- told from the ape's point of view. It is a journey unlike any other in recent literature.

My Take on the Book
This was a beautifully written book that really allowed you to see the world that snub lived within in a completely new way. The book is written like a poem with stanzas which makes the book very unique but also a very quick read. The book creates a world that you get drawn into and also get lost in a bit. The characters are well created and you really get to love them throughout the book!

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