Title: Come Fly with Me
Author: Gigi Sedlmayer
Published: July 26, 2012 by Smashwords
Purchased: I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, $4.95 on Kindle
Blurb: Talon: Come Fly With Me, is about the life of nine-year-old girl, Matica. Matica lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru. She moved here with her Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents when she was five years old. Ever since Matica could remember, she faced cruel rejection because of a growth handicap that traps her in a body a two-year-old. Because of her appearance, the local Indians wouldn’t accept her into their community or allow her to play with their children.
Under the watchful eyes of her parents, lonely Matica explores the plateau of the Andes. She found a pair of condors soaring near the mountains and with patience and a sense of adventure she befriended them. She named the condors Tamo and Tima and a strong bond and love developed between them.
The adventure of this book begins two years later, as Matica helplessly witnessed poachers stealing the condors’ egg from their nest. After a dramatic fight between Tamo and the poachers, the poachers abandoned the egg leaving it far from its nest. Being unable to bring it back to the nest, Tamo and Tima sent signals to Matica to take care of their egg.
Later on, during Matica’s tenth birthday, the condor egg hatches. The hatchling is called Talon and this story focuses on the self journey of Matica, as she teaches the little hatchling to fly. This experience changes her life completely and enables her to see a positive side to her handicap.
Review: Honestly, the blurb didn’t even excite me but I was requested to read and so I put it in my journal and finally got to it.
I could barely get passed the first couple of chapters. I got to where she decides to figure out how to ask the condors if she can take their egg to keep it safe from poachers and I just set it down. I was bored and the writing was hardly detailed and there would be dialogue where I felt there shouldn’t be dialogue.
Nothing excited me, there was no connection at all. It took me a day to pick the book back up.
The cover is nice but the writing could have been way better, I was pretty put off right away. Maybe because it’s a children’s book and those aren’t really my cup of tea? Anything under YA, I’m probably not going to really get into it.
I would probably recommend to children.
Thank you for reading my review.