The Girl Who Came Back to Life: A Fairytale
When you die, your spirit wakes in the north, in the City of the Dead. There, you wander the cold until one of your living loved ones finds you, says "Goodbye," and Sends you to the next world. After her parents die, 12-year-old Sophie refuses to release their spirits. Instead, she resolves to... show more
When you die, your spirit wakes in the north, in the City of the Dead. There, you wander the cold until one of your living loved ones finds you, says "Goodbye," and Sends you to the next world. After her parents die, 12-year-old Sophie refuses to release their spirits. Instead, she resolves to travel to the City of the Dead to bring her mother and father’s spirits back home with her. Taking the long pilgrimage north with her gruff & distant grandmother—by train, by foot, by boat; over ruined mountains and plains and oceans—Sophie struggles to return what death stole from her. Yet the journey offers her many hard, unexpected lessons—what to hold on to, when to let go, and who she must truly bring back to life.
Publish date: 2014-04-16
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl. Lately it seems like I'm reading books back to back about life and loss. I believe I'm drawn to those topics especially at this time of year when the vibrancy and liveliness of summer gives way to the unforgivin...
Good little fable. http://ifthesebookscouldtalk.com/2014/10/16/blog-tour-girl-came-back-life/
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. When Sophie’s parents die, she’s left an orphan at the young age of 12. While her distant grandmother takes her in it’s up to Sophie to make the trip to the North, to the City of the Dead to release their spirits to the ne...
Sophie's parents have died, leaving her an orphan. Even more importantly, leaving her the only one who can release their spirit from the City of the Dead. When a person dies, their loved one must send them on to the next world by making a gruesome and dangerous journey north and up a mountain to t...