“When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, Tiadone must prove her father didn’t make a mistake by letting her live.
As her male initiation approaches, Tiadone knows every eye in the community in on her, and desperately wishes to belong and finally be accepted. But at every step, traditional feminine gifts and traits emerge, and the bird she’s been twined with is seen as a sign of evil.
Worse, as Tiadone completes her rites, she finds she is drawn to her male best friend in ways that are very much in line with the female gender.
Confused and desperate, Tiadone tries to become what she must be while dealing with what she indeed has become: a young woman who may be able to stand up to her despotic rulers and uncover her real purpose in life.”
I have to say this book was a disappointment. I had been eagerly waiting for this book to come in the mail and then when I started it, there were many things that sat uneasy with me. For one, I didn’t like Tiadone’s personality and the book is written like her diary. I didn’t like the way she talked about her (male) best friend, Ratho, which was in a very sexual way, and the book itself seemed to move to quickly.
However, the overall storyline was great. I was fascinated with tribe’s traditions and the birds were a good touch too. There was also great description, so I knew what Tiadone was talking about. But I lost interest in the book when Tiadone continued commenting about Ratho, so I won’t be finishing the book any time soon and do not recommend it to any of my friends.
“I received this book from Book Look Blogger program for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”