Issues Raised in the Story

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Re: Issues Raised in the Story

Post by Amagine » 23 Oct 2017, 22:07

Katherine Smith wrote:I think that the most important issue raised in this novel is the disappearance of races because it is culturally relevant to today. Our indigenous people are being pushed from what is left of their sacred lands and I am glad that someone has included it in their story.
This was definitely an important issue that we see in our world as well.
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Post by MTReader91 » 25 Oct 2017, 01:51

Gikonyo Caroline wrote:Child sexual abuse , conservation (archaeological site) versus development,(mining) legends versus science to explain human origins, generational conflict illustrated by Tom and Sarah , family conflict, relational conflict (Myra and Sergei)
I agree on a lot of the themes; I also think there is a version of a rite of passage/coming of age.

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Post by Philip Chepsingil » 31 Oct 2017, 05:57

The issue of exploitation versus preservation of natural resources is raised in the story.

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Post by powergirl » 01 Nov 2017, 06:36

I saw issues of myths and legends ,adventure,human history,family relationship,friendship,love

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Post by Momiji1987 » 16 Nov 2017, 23:43

The clash of cultures is an issue. There is a dismissal of ancient beliefs that conflicts with the modern world, but in the end, the old culture seems vindicated.

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Post by Amystl26 » 06 Dec 2017, 11:05

EveS523 wrote:
02 Oct 2017, 11:17
I've come across issues with sexual encounters and raising children.
Oooh, these issues get to me! That can be a very difficult topic to read about, even when it's only alluded to. I read a book that made me want to shake some kind of sense into the parents!

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Post by Amystl26 » 06 Dec 2017, 11:06

powergirl wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 06:36
I saw issues of myths and legends ,adventure,human history,family relationship,friendship,love
These all make the book sound very interesting, Powergirl! I love issue regarding myths and legends! Thanks for the comment!

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Post by CNWaweru » 26 Jan 2018, 02:11

I noticed the issue of gender equality. The author mentions that, among the razor stone people, when they were shooting, the women were just as accurate as the men.
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Post by onixpam » 06 Apr 2018, 09:15

Family issues, children abuse, culture and wildlife preservation, monetary interests and love.

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Post by Disneyland » 07 Sep 2018, 17:33

The story of the book talks about some other truths of Nature that guide the spirit of adventurers and wanderers! Such people bear in the heart, the deepest of the secrets of life and are a source of creativity beyond imagination. For example Sarah's drawings of her sketchpad, which she carries with her since very beginning, resemble the world she encounters later through her vision.The archaeological evidences (bone etc.) that Tom and his team gather during their expedition depict the same truth.

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Post by Julie Green » 08 Sep 2018, 05:22

The story shows the impact of family breakdowns, teenage angst, and how the gap in understanding between generations can be bridged.

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