Survival is the key for February

Hi everyone, here we are heralding the second month of a new year already. I hope all of you over in the northern half of the world haven’t been too cold and are holding up. Down here in New Zealand, if we didn’t have hot, dry days, then it was bucketing down with humid downpours!! This month I decided to select a theme for the review posts and as you can see above, I selected the broad and vast, “survival.”

I know that something like ‘survival’ can be described as large as the ocean or higher than the highest mountain. There’s too many variables and sub-classes to think about! That is why this month’s review posts are ones about young tweens and teens who have survived the natural elements or forces of nature. 

four-grid box. top left image of three climbers going up side of mountain. evening sky orange in background with bright sun in sky. climbers in profile. top right image of large dark cloud bank hovering over seaside. blue sea and dark blue-grey sky and clouds. bottom right tall trees with bright fire burning behind them. bottom left box has text. blue background and black letters read 'Surviving the forces of nature.'
How we survive

For me, surviving something as powerful as a hurricane, wildfire or even atop a mountain would be too scary to think about. However, the young protagonists in the selected reads will have had no choice but to face them, and well….you will have to continue on and find out.

I will also add a personal post from my teenage years living in Sri Lanka and include a short anecdote of a time we were exposed to the fury of nature. 

I hope you find a chance to read some of these books and if you know of any others, please let me know. I’m always looking to expand my knowledge and open my mind to the courage and strength of the younger generation today!!

Stay safe and keep reading

Miss Mahee

large image of mountains brown and green with light blue sky at horizon with white puffy clouds. large green circle with quote inside. Quote reads 'Survival is not so much about the body, but rather it is about the triumph of the human spirit.'
Something to think about…

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