REVIEW for TALON, COME FLY WITH ME

on November 2, 2016
~I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review~

This was a very powerful, emotional read, urging you as the reader to find the thing that makes you happy using Matica and her love of Condors as an example. Matica has a disorder that keeps her from growing to her normal size, causing her to be rejected by the Indians of her tribe. It’s her loneliness and wanting to be accepted that causes her to turn to nature where she finds her sanctuary in birds, two condors to be exact.

Matica is a very believable and likeable character. Throughout the book I could feel her every emotion as if they were my own. This novel could definitely serve as an inspirational story to younger people who feel left out or not accepted. This is a beautiful story about friendship, learning to accept yourself, and being happy in spite of the negativity you may face in your life.

And this is only book one of a series that I have a feeling could be very impacting on the world.

Summary:

Talon come fly with me is a delightful middle grade story set in Peru with a family of condors and missionary Australians. Is it possible for condors to understand humans? Suspend your beliefs and watch how an under-size girl, Matica, finds friends with a family of condors, after being rejected by the Indians because of her size. There are beautiful descriptions of the flight of the condors, and more so when Talon is cared for by Matica. The language suits this age group and does not talk down to the reader. This is a great inspirational story for everyone. It will lift you up and make you believe in adventures, friendships, acceptance in a whole new light. Come and take the journey that is called Matica’s life. It is filled with rejections, heartbreaks, growth and loneliness, but through it all it will make you feel stronger. Come Fly With Me is the first book in this series and you will be blown away!!!In a world full of pain this story gives ones hope

 

Talon Come Fly With Me_cover website

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About Gigi Sedlmayer

Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany. Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich. Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books. In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years. In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992. Two years later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, 'Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life'. She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing. Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life. She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines. She also loves travelling, 4x4 touring, swimming, gardening, handcrafting, reading, fossicking and enjoys good adventure DVD's or going to the movies.
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