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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book For A Young Person In Overcoming Social Rejection, August 25, 2015
By Gary L. Grizzell
This review is from: Talon, Come Fly with Me (Kindle Edition)
In Talon Come Fly With Me by Gigi Sedlmayer, the young girl, Matica, must overcome amazing challenges in reaching her goal. One of these obstacles is in the form of social rejection.
Young readers can see characteristics of courage, belief in self, love for others, care for a diminishing species in the face of poachers, and ingenuity in finding her own way in the face of social rejection. Due to her very different and unusual physical appearance, she had a lot to overcome. She did indeed overcome her obstacles. She owned these and overcame. She jumped over hurdles not only to her self-image but to the protection of the helpless, that is, the egg of the two Condors, Tamo and Tima. Focusing on the protection needed naturally diverted her attention from the social rejection.
This type of rejection is a very real problem today among young people. Peer pressure, rejection by the peer groups and cliques, finds some young people retreating into a state of depression, making the days of their youth an unpleasant experience. So, in addition to inspiring and motivating the young reader to read up on amazing creatures of flight and nature itself (which within itself is a great achievement of the book due to the author’s excellent descriptions of the birds and the landscapes), I see this imaginative, highly detailed book as a winner in relation to assisting a young reader to overcome difficulties by focusing on a major goal involving service and of giving of oneself wholeheartedly to that goal.