Happy Friday Everyone!
We have made it another week, and here are to many more! I was given the honor of reading an ARC copy of The Girl Who Became A Goddess by Theresa Fuller, provided by Net Galley and the publisher. The Girl Who Became A Goddess is a collection of childhood stories that the author writes the way she remembers them. They are stories from various regions, and they are like nothing you have read before.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“A WOMAN MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN THE MAN SHE LOVES AND THE HUMAN RACE.
The Girl Who Became a Goddess is a tribute to the childhood stories of Theresa Fuller who has experienced multiple cultures and learned to love them all. These are tales passed on from generation to generation, some to delight, some to terrify, all to enlighten.
A FOOLISH ANIMAL DISCOVERS THAT THE RAINFOREST IS A DANGEROUS PLACE.
As a girl, a mother, and a teacher, Theresa retells her favorite folktales through the lens of her own life experiences in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, putting a unique spin on ageless classics.
A YOUNG BOY IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR HIS FAMILY.
The Girl Who Became a Goddess is a love letter to a young girl from the adult she has become.”
I really enjoyed this book and learning about other cultures folktales. I learned that the tales told in this book are different from the ones I grew up with. I really enjoyed this book and I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. What makes this book different is the author writes why she chose these tales and lets the reader see why they are important to her. She also gives background information on each story to help you understand it better.
My favorite one had to be the last story which was titled “The girl who became a goddess”. It was so empowering to see a young woman, who lost everything fight to save her village and other lives. It gave me strength when I was having a rough day and made me learn that I needed to create a solution so I could be happy. If you love learning about different cultures and love good tales, than you need to start reading this book as soon as possible. This book was published on May 19, 2019, and is currently available to buy.
Go on a journey to find your inner strength my dear readers!