|Posted by CP Bialois on December 26, 2014 at 12:20 PM|
Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Maybe This Was the Way It Really Happened: Evee’s Story by JadeRowan Restrepo.
About the Book:
Evee recounts the unbelievable tale of her past to her young sons. She is finally forced to tell them the truth of the grave mistake that will never be forgotten. It is a burden that she will, not only be remembered for, but also live with for the rest of her life. Will her sons forgive her? Or will she finally lose the last of everything that she has lost throughout the years?
I’m a huge fan of biblical stories ever since my dad read them to me as a small child. I’m also a huge fan of looking at them from different perspectives and comparing them to historical events. That’s what I found fascinating about this book.
The author takes the story of Adam and Eve leaving Eden and retold it from the possible perspective of Eve. Seeing it unfold as she bears the weight of her actions as well as her struggles with Adam and Lilly was fun and, at times, unexpected.
The twists on what we’ve heard or read kept the story fresh making this is by far one of my favorite fictional retellings and I’m looking forward to what the author has in store for us in the future.