Book Tour: Review: Six Weeks to Yehidah by Melissa Studdard

Title: Six Weeks to Yehidah

Author: Melissa Studdard
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press
Release Date: August 2nd 2011
Pages: 170
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Source: Book Tour / For Review

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Synopsis: Goodreads:


“The thing you would notice most was the rain, how the rain fell and fell and never seemed to stop. The sky was constantly swollen with it, then birthing it, swollen, then birthing again, and the hills, like greedy babies, suckled up all that rain. They shone and glistened green as the backs of frogs on bright green lily pads.

Annalise was ten then, old enough that she’d begun thinking about grown up things, like picking her own clothes out for school, yet young enough, still, to indulge in fanciful imaginings of enchanted trees and talking hills. Her best friends were the clouds that canopied her village and the verdant hills that hosted her most precious and outrageous dreams.”
As spunky young Annalise travels from one adventure to another, she learns ancient wisdom traditions and gains deeper and deeper insight into herself and her world. Eventually she must make the most important decision she’s ever faced — whether or not to return to the self she has always known.

My Review: 

Six Weeks to Yehidah was a very childish tale, similar to that of… Wizard of Oz I suppose. Annalise, a ten year old, and her two sheep get transported to a world above the clouds. It’s all very confusing at first, similar to Alice in Wonderland… Can you understand why I wanted to have enjoyed this more than I did? 

Annalise’s sheep gain the ability to talk whilst in this new world, and it’s all quite amusing. I found it confusing yet funny… Bob for example made me laugh a lot at the beginning. But although I was laughing and grinning and smiling… Six Weeks just didn’t seem to be right for me… 

This middle grade book would be enjoyable to those younger than myself, and those who perhaps have the time to sit down and just read a kind book… For those who are stressing, perhaps this isn’t your cup of tea. Oddly, it is very childish, and therefore might calm anyone who is stressing. 

Six Weeks to Yehidah just wasn’t for me. 

Despite that, it was very enjoyable, and still gets a good rating…

Rating: 3/5

Author Bio:

Melissa Stud­dard is the author of the best­selling novel Six Weeks to Yehi­dah, and its companion journal, My Yehidah (both on All Things That Matter Press). Since its August 2011 release, Six Weeks to Yehidah has been the recipient of many accolades, including the Forward National Literature Award and January Magazine’s best children’s books of 2011. It was also named a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards and is a current finalist for the Readers Favorite Awards. Along with Scott Lutz, Melissa is co-author of For the Love of All (Trestle Press), which is the fifth story in the Mark Miller’s One series and debuted in the number one spot for Hot New Releases in Literary Criticism and Theory in the Amazon Kindle store. As well, her poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and arti­cles have appeared in numer­ous magazines, jour­nals, and antholo­gies. Melissa cur­rently serves as a Reviewer-at-Large for The National Poetry Review, an editorial advisor for Lapis Lazuli Journal of The Harold Pinter Society of India, and a con­tribut­ing edi­tor for Tiferet Journal. She is also the host of Tiferet Journal’s radio program, Tiferet Talk. Melissa received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a professor at a community college in Texas and a teaching artist at The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative.
As you might have guessed already, she loves anything related to writing and reading, whether it’s sitting alone with a book and a cup of hot tea, or attending a large poetry reading or literary festival. She also loves travelling, meditating, going for walks, bicycling, practicing yoga, and spending time with family.
She currently resides in Texas with her wonderful daughter and their four sweet but mischievous cats.
 
To learn more, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Studdardor www.melissastuddard.com.

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