Rehab Doesnt Work - Ibogaine Does lNnot say I enjoyed this read I felt it dragged in aot of areas I was expecting a dystopian read and it was nothing ITS NOT YOUR FAULT like that I just felt underwhelmed for majority of the read it was as if the book was not going anywherekindaike Kid I guess Maybe this is a me thing and not the book but it just was not for me This book was a gentle Unfinished Puzzle little allegory about the current state of ourives as we all hurtle towards a climate apocalypse About the kid a teen who is Data Analytics left by her addicted parents toive with her grandmother temporarily on a self isolating island of seniors our protagonist finds herself in a world where she is unwelcome and unwanted following the death of her grandmother With The Mystery of Risk little of meaning to do and no close friends the kid spends her days trying to mange overwhelming anxiety while also slowly unpacking the experiences thated her to this Alchemy Arts little hideaway The wrinklies as the kid calls them just want toive and die in their own way blithely ignoring the climate crisis that they ve created as their island cut off from the bad place rapidly crumbles into the sea The kid herself is trying to get through days of despair and to envision a ife in a world that is falling into shortages and conflict and that is so uncertain If this book isn t a metaphor for what my generation and the generations to follow who are trying to find a way in uncertain times financially socially governmentally and environmentally I don t know what is I feel the same uiet uncertainty and building resentment and directionless despair trying to imagine how I can give my kids a safe future and also trying to grapple with
What Has Happened To Get has happened to get to where we are and who made those decisions for us and who still yields so much power shape our futures This book took me into my own heart and I enjoyed it very much Thank you harpercollinsus harperbooks for this review copy Strange I always confuse the title with signet but y makes all the difference the meaning is a baby swan someone on the brink of becoming a magnificent creature so you re going in expecting a coming of age story and that s what it is A story of a 17
year old youngold young eft on an island of old people by her insufficient parents This story might have been the case of a setting outshining the protagonist The island is so strange its population are agists separatists who want nothing to do with the mainland or anyone above retirement age which creates for a singular experience Especially for one as young as the girl She finds ways to fit in she works for an old eccentric ady determined to digitally optimize her entire past into a most acceptable version She tries to make friends with some of the islanders She sleeps with a dealer who visits island once a month to provide recreational enhancements She *Waits For Her Parents Meanwhile The Island Is Succumbing To *for her parents Meanwhile the island is succumbing to sea making the very place feel temporary and fleeting ephemeral in a way much ike those who Aliens Bride Book live there For them it s a final destination but for the girl it s only aayover she has Therapy of Love literally and metaphorically reached the precipice and now has to make some decisions Which is how coming of age stories usually go The writing is uite good but it is mainly a first person and a very young persona t that stream of consciousness kind of narration and so while hauntinglyyrical in execution this novel may not be for everyone I enjoyed it it read uickly but it didn t really wow It was of a thing to appreciate than Connecting in College love It s uite well done for a debut and a good read if you re in a mood for a uiet sad though not depressing story The island of Wrinklies is certainly its most memorable thing though not the protagonist despite the title s suggestion Thanks Netgalley. Le They don’t care if she has nowhere to go they just want her gone She is a reminder of all they’veeft behind and are determined to forgetBut Kid isn’t the only problem threatening the insular community Swan Island is eroding into the rising sea threatening the Swans’ very existence there To find a way forward the Kid must come to terms with the realities of her Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism Perspectives on Gender life and an unknown future that is hers alone to embraceSeason Butler makes heriterary debut with an ambitious work of bold imagination Tough and tender compassionate and ferocious intelligent and provocative Cygnet is a meditation on death and ife past and future aging and youth memory and forgetting that explores what it means to find acceptance of things past and those to co. ,
Characters Cygnet by Season ButlerCygnet is a wholly original coming of age novel and a great debut which is effectively a meditation on the difficulty faced by teens who are transitioning into adulthood a feeling we all know personally Ms Butler explores issues surrounding oneliness social isolation bullying self confidence confusion The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports love parenting family relationships desperation and drug addiction It s a well told story which was rather moving as The Kid manoeuvred her way around the dystopianandscape she inhabited There is a profundity to it all that is often missing in books featuring youngsters so I found that very refreshingAll in all this is a bleak and disturbing work of fiction with some insightful rumination and wonderful *Depiction Of The Isle Of *of the Isle of and the characters especially the elderly known in the novel as wrinklies I thought the The Arcav Princes Captive (Arcav Alien Invasion, lack of named characters was a superb idea to showcase the issues with which they were suffering and making them the central aspect of the story What is illustrated adeptly is the differences and similarities between the old and young and that each age group has its own struggles to contend withMany thanks to Dialogue Books for an ARC 75th book for 2019While Iiked the writing in parts the overall pacing seemed off to me with very Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 little happening over the course of the book and a final sudden coming of age of the main character seemingly tacked on at the end While I found neither the main character nor her flock of elderly tormentors were particularlyikeable or interesting this might just be because I am the wrong demographic for this book 2 stars gifted cheltfestivals Do *you ever finish a book and just think Well I think I teachers Manual African American Literature liked it When you didn tove it and *ever finish a book and just think Well I think I Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World liked it When you didn tove it and definitely didn t hate it and just had a pretty good time reading it overall Those are the hardest reviews to write for me Nothing to rant about nothing to rave about just a solidly enjoyable readCygnet had a super interesting premise which sees our protagonist seventeen year old Kid DYA (1933-1939) (Libros sobre el Opus Dei) left on Swan by her parents seemingly for just a few short weeks but then those weeks elongate into months Swan is essentially a retirement community a remote island where you have to be 65 toive there Kid s grandma Lolly bends the rules to allow her granddaughter a safe haven but not all the residents are happy about itFunny dark and melancholy Cygnet has a realist dystopian vibe and I oved the interactions between Kid and the other residents although some were a ittle odd especially Rose and The Duchess who Kid keeps company as her health deteriorates Some of Kid s thoughts were hilariously honest and weird as well as heartbreaking when she New Writing, New Approaches (African Literature Today, Vol. 12) looks back on her time with her carefree read neglectful parentsI reallyiked Butler s writing and introspective storytelling this book is a bit plotless so be warned but if you Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) like character driven reflective narratives then give this one a try 35 stars rounded upThis is an introspective book a portrait ofoneliness not just the being alone kind of The Alien Huntress Series Alien Huntress loneliness but being among people and not wanted Seventeen year old Kid that s what the elderly people on Swan Island call her She s the daughter of drug addict parents whoeave her with her grandmother on the island where the Swans are Activism and the American Novel living out their old age and they don t muchike having her around When her grandmother dies
She S Left To Fends Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition left to fend herself waiting for her parents to come back as they promised while the ocean wears away at the cliffs and she fears that theand around and under her grandmother s house will fall Flashbacks to the time before she arrived here reveal that her A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters life was not very stable then either on the mainland and her childhood not a very happy one aonely one then as well “Terribly moving A clear sighted poignant rumination on Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Historical Studies of Urban America) lonelinessove the melancholy of age and of youth and in its uiet way the end of the world” China Miéville author of Perdido Street StationAn utterly original coming of age tale marked by wrenching humor and staggering charisma about a young woman resisting the savagery of adulthood in a community of the elderly rejecting the promise of youth“It’s too hot for most of the clothes I packed to come here when I thought this would only be for a week or two My mother kissed me with those purple brown The Arcav Kings Mate (Arcav Alien Invasion lips of hers and said we’ll be back hold tight”Seventeen year old Kid doesn’t know where her parents are Theyeft her with her grandmother Lolly promising to return soon That was months. ,
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THEM ARE KIND TO HER ORare kind to her or The Billionaires Arranged Baby 3 least tolerate her Several things happen that move her to despair but allow her to come to terms in a realistic way about how to move forward with herife There s not much of a reprieve from that gut wrenching sadness Kid feels but there is ultimately and thankfully the moment when she comes of age and to an understanding of what she has to do A sad uirky and moving story I m bothered has to do A sad uirky and moving story I m bothered characters go unnamed and I was here as well but still I was able to feel for The Kid I received an advanced copy of this book from HarperCollins through NetGalley and Edelweiss The Isle of Swan is an island in the ocean populated by free spirit hippie type elderly people The people are called Wrinklies they are possessive of their island their territory They only allow folk from the mainland once a week for business or deliveries and mail They are into organicnaturals herbalistics garden OK so this book will NOT be to most people s A Monument to the End of Time: Alchemy, Fulcanelli and the Great Cross liking but I was fascinated by it and deeply appreciative of reading something so unusualIt s dystopian yet notIt s coming of age yet notIt I don t know why but I thought this was going to be dystopian It s not Swan Island isike a retirement village for anti social old people The Kid being abandoned on the island with them is not what anyone wantsSeason Butler s writing is Alien lovely and very descriptive Occasionally there were a few too many adjectives It s not a book where things happen it s introspective all aboutove and 10 Essential Survivor Secrets to Liberate Yourself from Narcissistic Abuse loneliness andearning to Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) let people go so you can begin toive your own Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused lifeThe sea plays an integral part in the novel An ominous presence which The Kid fears It is wearing away at the islandike time wearing away at The Nonlinear Workbook: Chaos, Fractals, Celluar Automata, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Gene Expression Programming, Support Vector Machine, Wavelets, Hidden Markov M life It s a metaphor that is prominent throughout and it works very well Theoneliness and the wearing down by the waves The Kid is depressed and abandoned and time is crashing down upon herThe Kid s history is faintly revealed there s the beginning of a rape story and then it s just never mentioned again glossed over and forgotten her parents are negligent drug addicts but viewed in such a rose tinted way I feel at 1718 The Kid is too old to still be idolising her parents without an awareness of the negative impact her upbringing has had on her She s becoming an adult and yet in some ways she s written Coming Out of Communism like a much younger child I didn t always believe in her as a personOverall I enjoyed the writing and most of the story but at points the charactersacked believability I d still recommend giving it *A Try And If You Ve Read *try and if you ve read I d Ways of Knowing About Birth love to hear what you thoughtThank you to the publisher for sending me a copy for review Cygnet is out now Umm what did I just read I am a bit confused by what I just read and I want answers Dubbed a coming of age novel we meet a seventeen year old girl who is called Kid by the persons around her Kid went toive temporarily with her Grandmother on Swan Island off the coast of New Hampshire Swan Island is home to the Wrinklies as Kid calls them they moved to Swan Island to be away from the Bad Place that is the real world The Wrinklies all gather on Swan Island to retire anddie some of the Wrinklies are strong separatist who do not want to see any young persons on the island Kid is made to feel unwelcome as she awaits the return of her parents What was supposed to be a temporary arrangement for Kid turns into her Grandmother dying and Kid being HeroAca left to fend for herself on an island where she is not welcomed Added to that is Kid is waiting on her parents to return so she keeps the need to stay out until they get there I ca. Ago Now Lolly is dead and Kid is alone stranded ten miles off the coast of New Hampshire on tiny Swan Island Unable to reach her parents and with no other relatives to turn to Kid works for a neighbor airbrushing the past digitally retouching family photos and movies to earn enough money to surviveSurrounded by the vast ocean Kid’s temporary home is no ordinary vacation retreat The island is populated by an idiosyncratic group of elderly separatists whoeft behind the youth obsessed mainland ”the Bad Place” to create their own alternative community These residents call themselves the Swans Kid calls them the Wrinklies Even as Kid tries to be good and uiet and patient the adolescent’s presence unnerves the Swans turning some downright hosti.