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Flight Behavior Hardcover – January 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: n/a (2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1443412996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1443412995
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BemisReviewsBooks on March 28, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The plight of the Monarch butterfly due to the effects of global warming is cleverly woven into the story of a young married wife caught up in a life she was never meant to live. Dellarobia finds herself pregnant at a very young age and tried to do right by marrying the father. She ends up losing her first child before bearing two more. She now lives out her days as a stay at home mom, and working the sheep farm owned by her overbearing and standoffish in laws. Bored and unfulfilled, Dellarobia entertains fantasies of other men, engaging in illicit affairs most likely in an attempt to offset her misery. Her latest jaunt up the mountain in back of her home to secretly meet her young lover results in her stumbling across a forest filled with beautiful Monarch butterflies. Dellarobia is mesmerized and from that point forward, forever changed. While her own metamorphosis takes place, a young scientist arrives to inject a hard dose of reality into the butterfly fantasy world that most of Dellarobia's family clings to with religious righteousness.

The cream does rise to the top and Dellarobia is indeed part of that group as is her five year old son. They are two extremely likable characters and ones you do come to care about. The problem lies in the overly preachy tone the story sometimes takes along with drawn out scenes dealing with scientific method in collecting butterfly data. It can be difficult to find the story in these overwritten scenes. Certain characters could have been better developed such as Cub, Hester, and Bear. It was as if the butterfly aspect of the book crowded out most everything else. I would have liked to see more of Hester's story developed. Overall it seemed the message the author was trying to get across trumped the fictional story told.
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By Brenda Leake on July 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
delivered in excellent condition. Have not yet read this one.
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Format: Hardcover
I loved this book. BK is very astute at taking a natural event or setting and weaving a story around it. Her prose really make me picture the scenes in my mind's eye.
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