Title: Talon, Come Fly with Me
Author: Gigi Sedlmayer
Talon come fly with me is a delightful middle grade story set in Peru with a family of condors and missionary Australians. Is it possible for condors to understand humans? Suspend your beliefs and watch how an under-size girl, Matica, finds friends with a family of condors, after being rejected by the Indians because of her size. There are beautiful descriptions of the flight of the condors, and more so when Talon is cared for by Matica. The language suits this age group and does not talk down to the reader. This is a great inspirational story for everyone. It will lift you up and make you believe in adventures, friendships, acceptance in a whole new light. Come and take the journey that is called Matica’s life. It is filled with rejections, heartbreaks, growth and loneliness, but through it all it will make you feel stronger. Come Fly With Me is the first book in this series and you will be blown away!!!In a world full of pain this story gives ones hope
~I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review~
This was a very powerful, emotional read, urging you as the reader to find the thing that makes you happy using Matica and her love of Condors as an example. Matica has a disorder that keeps her from growing to her normal size, causing her to be rejected by the Indians of her tribe. It’s her loneliness and wanting to be accepted that causes her to turn to nature where she finds her sanctuary in birds, two condors to be exact.
Matica is a very believable and likeable character. Throughout the book I could feel her every emotion as if they were my own. This novel could definitely serve as an inspirational story to younger people who feel left out or not accepted. This is a beautiful story about friendship, learning to accept yourself, and being happy in spite of the negativity you may face in your life.
And this is only book one of a series that I have a feeling could be very impacting on the world.