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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The basic plot -- some rabbits no longer feel safe in their home warren, so they go on a journey to find a safe place, and they have all sorts of adventures along the way to finding a safe place and then making it truly home. Issues such as leadership development, personalities, loyalty, and what makes relationships work are addressed in experiential ways.

My sister has been trying to get me to read this for quite some time, and it finally happened. When I first read it I didn't get past the first few chapters. This time, though, I really enjoyed it. Promise.

Hazel takes the role of leader, who trusts his friend Fiver, who has 'the sight.' They gather many rabbits around them who are strong, courageous, intelligent, or funny. In the process Hazel gets to learn what it means to lead well, to value each individual, to know what makes 'people' function. This book is very enjoyable, and is called a classic by some. Worth reading and thinking on a bit.

Title:Watership Down
Author: Richard Adams
Date published:1976
Genre: Fiction
Number of pages: 481 pages
Notes:recommended by and borrowed from jesika


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