My Take On the Book: If you are wanting to read and live an adventure, this book is for you. Robin, the author, takes on a journey with her husband, Ian, to live in the Dantree Rainforest. Not only is this her journey but she draws in the reader to be apart of her journey, too. Going into this story you think that the husband is leading her to do this. He is at first. She is following the "crowd", so to speak, as she has always done. Once they get to the Rainforest, she is the one doing the leading. Robin realizes why she has been led here and discovers the Robin that was hiding within her all along. She has a beautiful way of sharing and engaging her readers as she explores and discoveries a small creature, such as an ant and even vast creatures, such as the trees.
Robin refers several times to her life as a child. Teachers thought very little of her because she wasn't one of the "smart ones". It truly breaks my heart to hear stories like this. Life is all about learning and when, at a tender age, you are being told that you aren't smart or you aren't worthy of learning or expressing yourself, your spirit gets chipped away until you are left with a shell of no feelings. Robin takes the reader on this journey. She turns her broken heart and spirit into breath taking beauty.
Robin makes a great point in the book that not everyone can just pick up go live in the Rainforest to be a part of nature. She encourages us to look and explore and understand nature where we life. When we do this then we are less likely to want to destroy it. Thank you Robin for all the nature and life lessons taught!
WARNING: This book will break your heart and then lift you up and lead you to discover the joy that Robin found during her stay in the Australian Rainforest.
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