Set in the near-future, Into the Forest focuses on the relationship between two teenaged sisters as they struggle to survive the collapse of society. In many ways . Into the Forest is a Canadian drama film written and directed by Patricia Rozema. The film is based on the book written by Jean Hegland published in Apocalyptic tale of sisters surviving in a forest in northern California.

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Into the Forest, Jean Hegland

How is that creating anything? A return to normalcy essentially becomes their reason for living, as the girls ration their food, seek to maintain what they have, and jena time devoting themselves to their previous pursuits.

I felt that Hegland tried to hard with the rotten dreams of Eva. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Set in the near future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.

This page was last edited on 18 Decemberkean Retrieved 2 October Forum Mirose — Roanne. I thought you could use it to write about this time. However, the ending for me ruined the entire thing. Sure, I could write here right now that I performed an awesome John Lennon frog legs dance. Buy This Book Libraries.


But it’s just such a random event. Eventually, the power turns off and never comes back on. I feel like if the story had been told in third person it would have given a more complete picture of what the two sisters went through, and would be more realistic than Nell constantly writing in a journal despite all of the other things keeping her busy.

Nell talks the talk about wanting companionship, holding the torch of all the ideas that came before when the world was a world of more than the two of them.

And the relationship and events that occur towards the end of the book just get a little uncomfortable or at least they did for me. Dec 30, As soon as I began reading this story, I was struck by how easily this could happen. There are scenes of horror, violence and passion that will make the reader wince, but they are rendered with great intelligence and beauty.

Food does change as it is spoiling Filigranes Corner — Bruxelles — Belgique. Retrieved June 20, Dec 10, jtabz rated it did not like it Shelves: Eight months later, the power has still not been restored.

Into the Forest « Jean Hegland

Their dreams come to a close when their father is fatally wounded in the woods while felling trees. Nell learns how to kill a pig.

I soaked the mashed toe boxes in a mixture of water and wood glue, did my best to reshape them, hid them behind the stove to dry, and then soaked and shaped and dried them again and again. Nell soothes Eva as she recovers, only to learn Eva is now pregnant. Views Read Edit View history. I still recommend picking it up though, because its pretty short and the story’s backdrop is fascinating. In town there will be food in the stores and gas at the service stations.


They may initially survive the demise of the world as we know it but will make insufferable decisions and, in the real world, would have been dead by the third chapter.

Please try again later. Le Festin nu — Biarritz. Flashbacks smartly create a portrait of the lost family: I found the choices they made at the end a little bit strange but it did not ruin the beauty of the story for me.

Stores were looted and abandoned. The first few sections did have a bit more “retelling” than I cared to know about but the last half of the book was enthralling.

Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

For me, I devoured this story in almost one sitting. A native of Washington State, Jean lives in Northern California on fifty-five acres of second-growth forest.

I felt ashamed of my consumer habits and wasteful, gluttonous nature. What conveniences would you most miss?