Thursday, September 20, 2012

The River

“You were made for The River . . .”

Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.

But something holds him back—the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old—something no child should ever see.

Chains of fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him.

When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach. Claiming that destiny will be the hardest—and bravest—thing he has ever done.

My thoughts...

Four year old Gabriel watches his father drown while rescuing a kayaker from the river. He is sent to live with his mother and struggles with fear and sadness.She tries to help him but is unable to. Years later he goes on a white water rafting trip on the river where his father died. Part of him is terrified and part of him is drawn to the river.

This book is about Gabriel's struggle to come to terms with not only his father's death but with the river that took him. Very interesting read, kind of an allegory. I enjoyed it. 4 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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