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INTO THE FOREST

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Brisk, feminist, contemplative first novel about the end of contemporary civilization and the survival of two sisters. Hegland is vague about civilization's downfall. She places a wife, a husband, and their two daughters, Eva and Nell, on 50 acres of second-growth redwood forest in northern California—the idea seeming to be that since the location is remote to begin with, news of the outside ... Read full review

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Review: Into the Forest

User Review  - Michelle Schwendiman - Goodreads

The writing in this book is really good, but the plot is just blah. Some elements of the story are very good, but other parts are weird, and some are just icky to read. The best part of the book is ... Read full review

Review: Into the Forest

User Review  - Venus Maneater - Goodreads

It was, mostly, a beautiful read. At the very end of the book I craved the forest, a warm fire, some unsweetened tea and a nice roast maybe? Nature and her gifts play a big part in this novel. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Waldschmidt - Goodreads

The cover is misleading. I cannot help it, but I often select a book based off the cover. I am completely intrigued with cover art and how it can represent the story within. This cover doesn't work ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Haunting, affecting book about sisters in extreme circumstances. Read full review

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User Review  - Cindy - Goodreads

I thought it was really sad. That's my overall view of this story. I hoped that there would be a change to this apocalyptic life of theirs - that just came - and then there wasn't any change. Read full review

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User Review  - Clifford - Goodreads

A haunting book to say the least. Have not read anything quite like it. Read full review

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User Review  - Bibliotekar - Goodreads

An engrossing tale of two sisters surviving when the civilized world has fallen. At first they wait for the electricity and running water to return, but slowly come to realize that the strange, quiet ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jade - Goodreads

I really thought there were going to be zombies. And somehow, the fact that there weren't any zombies was way more terrifying? Still, it was a disaster dystopia that was really fleshed out and felt ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

What a strange and beautiful book. Although it seemed rushed and a touch melodramatic in some parts, I don't think this novel's eerie elegance will leave me for awhile. Read full review

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3 stars
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2 stars
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All reviews - 507
5 stars - 153
4 stars - 174
3 stars - 98
2 stars - 42
1 star - 22
Unrated - 18

All reviews - 507

All reviews - 507
Goodreads - 504
Kirkus - 1