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Into the Forest

Hegland, Jean (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Two sisters survive a near-future apocalypse and retreat into a forest where they relearn what it means to be human.
Authors: Hegland, Jean
Title: Into the forest
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1998, c1996
Characteristics: 241 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jean Hegland
Notes: "A Bantam book published in association with CALYX books."--T.p. verso
Summary: Two sisters survive a near-future apocalypse and retreat into a forest where they relearn what it means to be human.
ISBN: 9780553379617
0553379615
Branch Call Number: FICTION HEGLAND 1998
Subject Headings: California, Northern Fiction Sisters California, Northern Fiction Teenage girls California, Northern Fiction Wilderness survival California, Northern Fiction
Topical Term: Sisters
Teenage girls
Wilderness survival
LCCN: 96033919
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Two sisters survive a near-future apocalypse and retreat into a forest where they relearn what it means to be human.

Two sisters survive a near-future apocalypse and retreat into a forest where they relearn what it means to be human.


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Jul 15, 2014
  • miaone rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love this book and re-read it every couple of years. What pulls me in is the believability of it; when I was reading it the first time it was just a few months after 9/11, and I was in northern California, near the forests. Also, there was electricity failure in rolling blackouts caused by bad management of Pacific Gas & Electric. The two events, with their ongoing results, made for an emotionally realistic background for absorbing Hegland's story. As the girls' situation becomes increasingly dangerous and desperate, still there small and large causes for one or the other of them to feel joy. But the reader can feel the center breaking ever farther and can't help but ask herself, "How would I cope in a similar circumstance?"

Jul 18, 2011
  • tkwarner rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

What they really needed was man around the house. Poorly written about 2 sisters who could barely eke out a living. Had a hard time completing this story.

Sep 20, 2010
  • sharon711 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nell never knew just how much she consumed, until one day the lights went out in California. “Nothing lasts forever,” her sister Eva notes. As things turn from bad to worse, it’s only a can of gas that keeps Eva going. It reminds her of another way of life, which perhaps someday they can return to.

Now, only the forest offers the girls what they need. It teaches them how to live as people did for 100,000 years before Edison invented the lightbulb. Who needs a man, anyway?

You never know when a book might be your last. Enjoy this one by coal lamp!

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