A friend of mine had read this book on a recent backpacking/ camping trip and thought I would really enjoy it. I was stoked that our library had it, especially since it was originally written in 1991. I was hoping to love this one (since my friend had talked it up so much), but I would say it wasn't my favorite. Don't get me wrong, it was still really good, but the storyline didn't get me hooked like some of my recent reads had. I love that it was about a strong woman finding her place in the world, how it incorporated topics such as politics, water rights, Native Americans, etc, and how all of the characters felt extremely real and relatable. The story itself is fiction, but the underlying themes are just as real today as they were in the 90s and beyond. I think the slower pace of the book might have been what didn't have me absolutely loving it, but I still flew through it in a day and a half or so. I would give it a 7 out of 10.
This book was really well written. I liked the way the author wrote it. It had many details. I personally liked the way Codi knew how to take care of her life. Even though when she was young, she made mistakes in her life. However the story is really interesting, and I recommend people to read it, if they like stories about making mistakes, but at the end realizing that people can do better in life, and starting a new life, just like Codi did. But suddenly, ending up again with the past, and knowing how to get out of all the problems again, and working in something useful, like Codi did teaching at a High School, and meeting someone that loved her.
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