Sunday, April 6, 2014
ABOVE (ISLA MORLEY)
Gallery Books|March 4, 2014|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-1-4767-3152-0
I am a secret no one is able to tell.
Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence settles in-the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promosing and devastating. As Blythe's dream of going home hangs in the balance, she faces the ultimate choice-between survival and freedom, a freedom she needs for herself and her son, Adam.
ABOVE is a riveting tale of resilience, bravery, patience, and the ultimate ability to survive. I don't know that I would of had the fortitude to survive what Blythe did. However, being locked away for seventeen years as she was, I suppose I wouldn't of had much choice. I don't think I could of handled it emotionally well. Great book which I'll be highly recommending.