Official Review: When Pigs Fly by Susan Fries

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Official Review: When Pigs Fly by Susan Fries

Post by MaryBurris » 24 Feb 2018, 15:57

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "When Pigs Fly" by Susan Fries.]
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When Pigs Fly: A Journey Home is a book written by Susan Fries. It is a fictional story about a young girl named Nicole who has passed away from cancer. The journey is what takes place after her death.

The subject matter of the story is one that is very close to my heart. As a cancer survivor, it was not unusual to find my cheeks damp with the tears that escaped from my eyes as I read this book. The author gives the reader many things to ponder. Things such as what happens to those we have left behind to what happens to ourselves from this point forward.

This story moves me. Nicole’s journey contains the things that were important to her - her friends and family, the memories, the sights and smells from her young life. I appreciated that her palace encompassed everything that anyone could ever want. And I thought that would be the end of her journey. Alas, I was mistaken.

I was a little confused by the next segment of the journey, but I don’t want to tell too much about it as I don’t wish to give away any spoilers. My mind could not understand at first why Nicole had to go through this next step on her journey. I was in a bit of turmoil because, in my mind, I had placed myself in Nicole’s shoes for a moment. While the author does not state the reason for this particular segment, I do believe I have it figured out for myself the reasoning behind it by the time Nicole reaches the next part of the journey.

It rarely takes me more than a few days to finish a book. This book was of a much larger magnitude, and while it is not a lengthy book, it took me much longer to read. Perhaps it was because I wanted to savor each word, or it may have been because I could relate to the story on such a personal level. I doubt that I will ever know the reason for taking such a long time to read. What I do know is this - I was touched deeply by this book. You do not need to be a religious person to be curious about what happens to us after we die. This book brings a beautiful sense of peace and comfort to those of us left behind and something for us to look forward to when the time comes for us to go. I give this book 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Mouricia25 » 26 Feb 2018, 10:53

Sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing your own experience and I wish you the best!

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Post by kandscreeley » 26 Feb 2018, 11:10

Wow! This definitely sounds like an intense story full of emotion. I just don't know that I can handle a story like this at the moment, but I will keep it in mind for the future. I'm glad it touched you in such a profound way. Congrats on being a cancer survivor and here's to many more years to come!
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Post by Samy Lax » 26 Feb 2018, 11:16

Seems like you enjoyed reading the book a lot. It's so great to find books you can relate to. Thank you for that wonderful review! :tiphat:
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Post by Marylynn » 26 Feb 2018, 13:43

Sounds like an emotional read especially since it talks about a killer disease; cancer. I bet that so many readers can relate to the book. Thanks for the nice review.
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Post by KFree_Reads » 26 Feb 2018, 15:36

Wow this was quite unexpected! When I first saw the title I started laughing because people often use the phrase, which happens to be the title of this book, in a sarcastic way to express something that is highly unlikely. However, I was sadly mistaken. This is definitely not the story I was expecting.There's definitely nothing hilarious about the content of this story. In fact it is a very sad yet quite moving story. I'm curious about why the author chose this particular title for the book. Great job on your review! It was very detailed.

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Post by Ida123 » 26 Feb 2018, 17:24

Interesting and a very positive book, thank you for your honest and good review!

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Post by Em1 » 26 Feb 2018, 19:32

Hahh I think it's going to be interesting I'm gonna read it

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 27 Feb 2018, 20:42

At first, the title of this book made me laugh but I certainly would never ever guess it had anything to do with cancer. I can see there is a lot emotional involvement. When a book click well with the reader, it has lot to say. I can see this book has brought so much memory to you that is painful but your a fighter and a survivor. It is not the fall that is important but the fight that we device to live! Thank you! Be proud for been a fighter and a survivor!
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Post by prettysmart » 27 Feb 2018, 20:49

From your review, this book would reach out to those of us who often wonder about life's purpose and would be a tearful read for emotional people.

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Post by Spirit Wandering » 27 Feb 2018, 21:02

Your experience with When Pigs Fly is a good example of the power that the right book, read at the right moment, can have in our lives. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Bavithra M » 16 Oct 2018, 11:09

This book is very intresting. It talks about the journey of a cancer surviour. I hope it this book when read by a cancer patient will boost their confidence level.
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Post by serendipity 27 » 16 Oct 2018, 11:13

I haven't read many books that relate to life after death, but this seems like an interesting read. I imagine if you relate to this experience it would be a very hard book to get through. Thank you for your review.
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Post by gali » 16 Oct 2018, 11:16

A book that follows the journey of a girl after she has passed away from cancer sounds touching. It describes life after death in a sensitive manner. I am glad the book comforted you. It does sound like a moving story, but it isn't a topic I care to read about. Thank you for the review and for sharing your story.
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Post by melissy370 » 16 Oct 2018, 11:20

I am not intrested in after-death fiction stories. However, your review beautifully done and I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your review.

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