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Sitemap Newspapers and Magazines. This book was my favorite book so far, very interesting. Mar 13, Carrie Poppy rated it really liked it. Oct 06, Ross Wilcox rated it it was amazing. Love, love, loved it! An emotional and gripping story about a young woman raised in an ultra conservative Christian cult. I loved the first person voice and all the characters, particularly Ninah's relationship to her Nanna. Feb 18, Stephanie rated it liked it.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A little strange because of certain images of Jesus that are morphed into sexually charged adolescent dreams. Summary Ninah grows up in a community of extended family that centers around a fundamentalist church led by her Grandpa Herman. Ninah is nearly cast o Good. Ninah is nearly cast out when the community learns she is pregnant out of wedlock. Herman has a stroke. Nanna cares for him, though he rarely recognizes her as his wife. Then he returns. Ninah steals away with Canaan as the community erupts in confusion.
Oct 27, Ibis3 rated it liked it Shelves: , united-states , women , american , twentieth-century , free , family , religion. I just can't see a year old girl who lives in such an insular community having such an ability to be so objective about what she's been taught even if what Leila says and what she experiences in school give her extra knowledge or ideas. Also, James' motivation was never really made clear.
I'm sure that what he did would have been considered an ultimate sin, even worse than fornication.
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Wouldn't he have been more afraid of the consequences for that? I guess one could put it down to teenage confusion, not helped by having to sleep on a bed of thorns, or the knowledge of what they did to Ben. The strange mixture of sincere belief and hypocrisy of all the characters made the story intriguing, but at the same time made me a little sceptical. Sep 07, Emily rated it liked it. I think I give everything three stars. I think the star rating system is messed up.
But, that's a soapbox discussion for another day. I enjoyed The Rapture of Canaan. Reynolds writing is top notch.
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It is however, very Oprah book club-- well written, well drawn characters, who go through a whole lot of crud. The good thing is the crud moves along quickly in this one. I didn't feel like I was bogged down forever, and looked forward to opportunities to read. On the flip side, I wish Reynolds would I think I give everything three stars.
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On the flip side, I wish Reynolds would have fleshed things out a bit. I understand the main character is meant to be seen as brainwashed and naive, and that's ok, but she seems to remain naive, despite her transformation. Also, the surrounding characters seem thin.
So, overall I enjoyed it, but found it lacking somehow. Jun 14, Daniel Simmons rated it it was ok.
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After a middling beginning wait, is that an etymological contradiction? It was an easy read but seldom a very compelling one, partly because I found the antagonist Grandpa Herman unconvincing and that made the whole frame of his religious fringe community unconvincing as well. Overall: Not bad, but nothing special. Probably best suited for After a middling beginning wait, is that an etymological contradiction? Probably best suited for YA female readers. View all 9 comments.
Sep 23, Laura Lee rated it it was amazing. One of the best books I have ever read! It was loving and heartbreaking and inspirational. Ninah was born into a community of holy rollers, with strict rules and regulations.
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As she falls in love, she begins to question the way things are done. I fell in love with Ninah and wanted her to come out whole. She's a wonderful, three dimensional character. I cried at the end, when she is finally released in her love. Beautifully written. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Sep 10, Lizzy Warfield rated it really liked it. This was a really interesting book to read, and I loved that it was through the eyes of a young person, who was being forced to be something she wasn't while all the while defying it all, and becoming her own person anyway.
Truly a very good book, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good, simple, but also very deep read. May 22, Amy rated it liked it. A fast read and mostly an engrossing one, although there are some melodramatic parts weaving a cross? I was a bit sorry when Ninah fell in love, though; I could tell the rest of the story would be centred around that, and I found the beginning and its portrayal of the cult more interesting.
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May 26, William rated it liked it. This was pretty good. Again, I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be "YA fiction" or not, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt. It's probably not a great grown-up book. Too heavily symbolic and ultimately unsatisfying for that, but it should be OK young adult. Jun 09, Sara rated it liked it Shelves: More of a 3. Enjoyed its subtle and not-so-subtle creepiness, and that it never tiptoes around religious misogyny, but it does take an awfully long time to get where it's going.
Oct 15, Beeper Baswell rated it liked it. This is the weirdest book I have ever read, but it was ok. Sep 10, Allie Brayton rated it liked it. Let's just say this book is very interesting. I couldn't put it down since I just kept wanting to know what twisted thing would happen next!! Mar 11, Syri Ammon rated it really liked it. Oddly enough, I loved this book.
It might have been really messed up and crazy, but I think that's what made it so great for me. Mar 24, Annie Hoang-Pham rated it liked it. Then it started becoming too much. I felt like new elements kept getting added and added to the book to the point where I didn't want to pick up the book anymore. I thought the book could have been better if there were less crazy things going on and more of a focus on the bigger events.
Jan 27, Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction-read. Ninah, the granddaughter of the leader and founder of the church, becomes involved with James, the step-son of her sister. She becomes pregnant and the community begins to unravel. While it was somewhat interesting as well as revolting reading about such a brain-washed and extremist community, the story itself was unconvincing.
This would be fine if I knew what it was or what purpose it achieved. Instead it was vague and weird. Sep 15, Tiara rated it it was amazing Shelves: religion , women-s-literature , favorites , women-s-issues , the-secret-lives-of-women. Say that three times fast.