- BLUR BOOK CLUB -
Here we are again, the end of yet another book, and we're killing it here at Blur Book Club. *Victory Pose*
Over the last month, I was thrilled to read this. It was so relaxing to read a novel that took me out the seriousness of daily life in a compact digestible way. A definite needed break from reality! Let me reiterate how I am not the biggest fan of fiction. So this is not the sort of thing I'd usually read. I'm a non-fiction and poetry girl through and through but there was something that drew me towards wanting to read this, and I was open to the challenge. And a challenge it was not! From page one I was engrossed in the fable. The journey Sprout took, from sick hen thrown out to die by her farmer, escaping death more than once, outcasted, and the amazing sense of motherhood and willingness to care for someone who wasn't her kind, was so enjoyable to follow. Even though it's a story that deals with animals, I found aspects in the book that we, as humans, could relate to. Topics such as motherhood/parenting, bullying and protectiveness, racism, liberation, friendship, and marginality where themes that I identified. Which was so great to see how even though it was a book about an animal, that I could still very much identify with her. Overall it was a pleasure reading this, I look forward to hearing what you all thought.