Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Spirited" (Ashley's Thoughts)

"Spirited" by Nancy Holder is another book in the "Once upon a time" series, which is a re telling of Pocahontas, although a lot of people say it's beauty and the beast it isn't. This book is a defiant re make of Pocahontas, but it puts an awesome spin on the Disney one that we have come to know.

The summary is as follows...
   "In May of 1756 war is formally declared between the British and the French. During this highly dangerous time, Isabella Stevens is traveling with her father to the British stronghold Fort William Henry. In the forest, Wusamequin, the young and handsome medicine man, looks to avenge the death of his wife and child at the hands of the British soldiers. When Wusamequin spots Isabella and her father, he alerts his warriors to capture them. But Wusamequin is quite taken with how  bravely Isabella battles. He orders the warriors to spare her and her father, and they are dragged back to their village. However, many members of the Mohican tribe still want them to be killed. In a desperate plea to Wusamequin, Isabella vows to stay as his hostage if he lets her father go."
There are some spots in this book were you could see the Beauty and the Beast simularities, but this story is one of what would happen if Pocahontas was the English prisoner and John Smith was the Native American. Isabella is a strong minded woman whose caring and strong heart shines through in everything she does. She doesn't want to kill anyone even if her life is on the line and she doesn't agree with war. Wusamequin is a man who is trying to overcome the grief of losing his wife and his child, who were killed and he also wishes to be with them, but knows his tribe needs him. Can these two different people come together and help each other through the hard times that they will come into or will their differences keep them apart and miserable forever?
Lots of Love!!!!
Rating: I give this book 5/5 feathers 

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