This is a story of exploration. Not only of the world, but of self. This is a tale of love, of heartache, of life, of death, of peace and of war. It is one girl's journey to find herself. Written in the style of a personal diary, each entry is an observation, a discovery.
Often we feel that to be found we must step outside ourselves. We traverse the planet looking for some semblance of peace. We poke around this big wide world, yearning to discover all the secret places, and the people in it, but the biggest discovery is often found within. The hardest lessons can come when we take the courage to reflect a light inward, lighting up our own shadows. It can be overwhelming, but it can also be liberating.
Whether you are a fish or a bird, or any manner of creature in between, this is a book for you. It, in no way, claims to have the answers to all of life's mysteries, these are nothing but random musings, after all. However, it might give you insight to your own path. It might provoke you to ask more questions, to appreciate the things you can, to rail against the things you can't. Whatever it gives you, where ever you are, whomever you are, may the words find you well and leave you curious. Or perhaps, curiouser.
This book is not my typical read, I usually prefer YA but I'm glad I picked it up. I found myself taking breaks between the essays so I could chew on them for a while. I also will probably relisten to the book, not just because the narrator was amazing but because I feel that the books calls for it. It's so thought provoking and deep that it needs to be given more consideration than my normal reads. There were parts of the book that I felt a little lost in, it's very richly worded and the author uses a lot of metaphors but I feel like mostly I didn't mind it. It almost made it easier to insert myself in the story. It's personal but not so pointedly detailed that I couldn't imagine a time when I had felt the same.