Thursday, July 13, 2017
A Single Stone
Many years ago an natural disasters left people stranded on one side of the mountain. Over time traditions and survival have created a society where girls are prized for petiteness so they can go into the mountain, 7 at a time, and find the mica that is used for heating, light, and cooking. But is that all there is? And are the Mothers, the guardians of their society, manipulating births to produce even smaller offspring. Jena has always done the right thing and is the leader of her line but when one of her girls dies and she discovers some of the Mothers' secrets she begins to question everything she has been taught.
This was really good. I loved the feel of this society and how it grew out of desperation and tradition. I loved how things came together at the end.