Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her.So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather's belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there's no question that she's going to fly across the world.But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than skeptical Adrienne, and when disaster strikes, none of their extensive preparations seem to matter. Now Adrienne's being held captive by the family she was convinced didn't exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about them, even if it means wooing the youngest son....
|Title||:||Notes from My Captivity|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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Notes from My Captivity Reviews
Notes from My Captivity is a standalone Young Adult novel.
The book is divided into three parts. The narrator is Adrienne (1st person POV). The story starts in Colorado. Adrienne is planning to go to the Siberian wilderness with her step-father Dan.
Adrienne is 17 years old and wants to be a reporter. Dan has been studying a family (the Osinovs) who supposedly live in Siberia. But most people do not believe that they exist. Adrienne has been allowed to tag along on the adventure.
I found ...more
"People are strange when you're a stranger, and my goal is to be less strange."
This book had so much potential - I didn't realize this was a magical realism story.
Adrienne does grow throughout this story and is a compelling character - I was interested in her survival in the story.
However, a few things bothered me. (view spoiler)[The biggest thing was the magical realism aspect. Having Zoya and the dad and Adrienne's father "come back" became a big plot point that didn't quite fit into the stor ...more
Adrienne, her step-dad, and a team of guides head into the Siberian wilderness in search of a mysterious family who is said to live off the grid deep in the forests. Like Bigfoot, some believe in them, some do not. Through a series of dark events, Adrienne ends up finding that yes, this family does exist. I had mixed feelings about this story. On one hand, it was captivating and unique. On the other hand, I felt it really only skimmed the surface of what it could have been.
I have some conflicting feelings about Notes from My Captivity. On one hand it was an immersive read that made me care but on the other I felt like the story didn't give me much. It's a rather unconventional tale of facing some hard truths in life.
Notes from My Captivity was something different. There's a nice slow build up into the main storyline and once we really got into the meat of the story I was taken in. I wanted to know. Alongside the main character(s) I needed to debunk the myth. I did ...more
Since the tragic death of her father, Adrienne has been focused on three things: becoming a successful reporter, making her journalism idol Sydney Delay proud and honoring the legacy of her late father. When her stepfather offers her the opportunity to journey to Siberia with him and search for the legendary family of hermits that he believes lives there, she immediately agrees to go. How could she turn down the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and perhaps debun ...more
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
It's mixed feelings time, y'all! Some parts of this book were kind of awesome. I mean, Siberia? Sign me up! I love survival stories in general, and in that respect this book delivered for sure. But then some things really threw me off, too. So let's discuss them all, shall we?
The Things I Liked:
Adrienne really grows a lot during the book. She starts off kind of bratty, honestly. And ...more