Set in the near-future, Into the Forest focuses on the relationship between two teenaged sisters as they struggle to survive the collapse of society. In many ways . Into the Forest is a Canadian drama film written and directed by Patricia Rozema. The film is based on the book written by Jean Hegland published in Apocalyptic tale of sisters surviving in a forest in northern California.

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Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

Eva and Nell, two sisters, live in a house that is 10 miles from their nearest neighbor, many more miles from the nearest town. Strange how rarely this is the case when male novelists throw a rape scene into their novels. Those parts were NOT in the movie, thank goodness! The girls are alone with no fotest to guide them or give them hope.

But I did enjoy the whole ballet theme with Eva, as I have family members in ballet, as professional dancers. I feel like if the story had heglad told in third person it would have given a more complete picture of what the two sisters went through, and would be more realistic than Nell constantly writing in a journal despite all of the other things keeping her busy.

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Into the Forest, Jean Hegland

Pages 1 forfst Electricity sputtered to a halt long ago, as did telephone service and running water. Before reading this book I considered myself only moderately materialistic, but during my reading I had the frightening knto that I am just as spoiled as the next human.


Into the Forest is a young adult survival novel by Jean Hegland in which teenaged sisters Nell and Eva endeavor to live on after civilization has collapsed. The fact that certain happenings were so painful for me, shows how powerful this book seemed to me.

The book is marketed as having some sort of amazing, touching relationship between the sisters. A lot of the book is just the sisters lives day to day learning to survive and live with each other.

Food does change as it is spoiling Bantam Trade Paperbacks Edition. By next Christmas this will all be over, and my sister and I will have regained the lives we are meant to live. Mar 04, Suzi rated it really liked it Shelves: I glared at him, hating him for half a second for the effortless way he deflected my barbs and bad temper.

But it’s just such a random event. I could move to L. While I can understand that the story is supposed to be the journal of a booksmart year old, it was hard to stand it for an entire novel. Banks and schools and libraries will have reopened, and Eva and I will have left this house where we now live like shipwrecked orphans.

When the worrying becomes action a new worry about not being needed enough takes its place. Knowing he is bleeding to death, he tells the girls to take care of each other and love one another. Worrying where your next meal is going to come from Nell and no dreams Eva.


This is particularly frustrating because, in order to imagine her feminist pagan utopia, Hegland feels the need to “evolve” the sisters along traditional gender lines, with one receding into the standard female role while the other ‘rises’ to the occasion to become the provider, hunter, problem solver. Librairie du Midi — Oron-la-Ville — Suisse.

I did the same, but in my case it turned into more Into the Forest was a random book find. It makes me w Finally!

Jul 05, Forets Buy. Librairie du Rivage — Royan. It was worth the wait. Read it Forward Read it first. Why did I read it then? It must have taken little convincing, though, as I do like novels in which society has collapsed and the main characters are women. Into the Forest by Jean Hegland.

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I was hoping the rottenness was gonna be the fascinating kind, I guess. Return to Book Page.

If reading about day-to-day existence would not interest you, then this might not be a book you’d appreciate, which is fine. Above all, Into the Forest is a story about the boundaries and possibilities of sisterhood. What exactly is it expressing?