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Over the course of a month, Gemma begins to bond with Ty. She discovers his horrible upbringing. Sees the way he "rescues" a feral camel and tames it (hmm. . .could this be a parallel for her situation?). Admires his piercing blue eyes and muscular frame. Wait no. We're not identifying with this monster are we? Are we?
|Hmm. What is the answer here?|
I remember my "Bible as Literature" professor in college telling us that the desert or wilderness is a place of solitude, catharsis and transformation (the Israelites wandering in the desert for forty years, Jesus fasting for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert) and while this is no way a religious book, you can definitely see the transformative themes taking place in the Australian outback. The wilderness changes you, changes your perspective on the world. There's no going back to who you were.
Overall, great story. In addition to an exciting plot and great character development, there are stunning descriptions of the Australian desert.
For an interesting interview with Lucy Christopher click here.
<I checked this book out of my library.>