The Children on the Hill is one of the standout stories comes toward the end of the collection. True to the collection’s title, each piece exhibits a strong, clearly defined voice, delivered in a range of forms. The stories we tell ourselves are not formed in a vacuum, but they are also not set in stone; these writers illustrate that stories are meant to be interrogated, and truths are meant to be told.
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The moon.Don’t look at the moon, full and swollen, big and bright.Wrong monster. I am no werewolf.Though I tried to be once.Not long after my sister and I saw The Wolf Man together, we found a book on werewolves with a spell in it for turning into one.“I think we should do it,” my sister said.“No way,” I told her.“Don’t you want to know what it feels like to change?” she asked.We sneaked out into the woods at midnight, did a spell under the full moon, cut our thumbs, drank a potion, burned a candle, and she was right—it was an exquisite thrill, imagining that we were turning into something
so much more than ourselves. We ran naked and howling through the trees, pretending ferns were wolfsbane and eating them up.We thought we might become the real thing, not like Lon Chaney Jr., with the wigs and rubber snout and yak hair glued to his face (my sister and I read that in a book too—“poor yaks,” we said, giggling, guffawing about how bad that hair must have smelled). When nothing happened that night, we were so disappointed. When we didn’t sprout fur and fangs or lose our minds at the sight of the moon. When we went back home and swore to never speak of what we’d done as we pulled on our pajamas and crawled into our beds, still human girls.“Can you guess what I am?” I ask the girl now. I d
The Children on the Hill Summary
A beautiful novel with unique and majestic story. The beauty of this novel is that it contains numerous short stories that entertain the reader from beginning till the last word of the novel. All the characters of the novel are unique and refreshing.. It’s a unique novel in numerous ways, and yet, of course, its themes are universal. No doubt this novel is a truly original and well informed creation. Its tremendous story make this novel more interesting. n extremely powerful story. This theme, which has implications far beyond the obvious racial parallel, is skillfully handled. Got the chills so many times toward the end of this book. It completely blew my mind. It managed to surpass my high expectations and be nothing at all like I expected.
Details About The Children on the Hill
- Publisher : Gallery/Scout Press (April 26, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1982153954
- ISBN-13 : 978-1982153953
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,327 in Books
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