Deerskin [Robin Mckinley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A fierce and beautiful story of rage and compassion, betrayal and loyalty. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Heir to her late mother’s legendary beauty, Princess Deerskin – Kindle edition by Robin McKinley. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. Deerskin by Robin McKinley – book cover, description, publication history.
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It starts with the father leering awkwardly at to close a range at the girls at his daughter’s birthday party at the pool, comes up in the middle with mciknley oh so famous John Green conflating discomfort with aged cis males intruding into spaces for young females with an accusation of sexual assault and getting half the Internet behind him, as if his ego wasn’t pampered enoughand ends with the US wearing its latest president with his baggage of lawsuits of sexual assaults of all ages like a badge of honor.
Luckily, I do not have triggers around either topic, but if I had, it would not have gone well for me. Mckinlley causes her to lose her will to live, because she wants to be remembered as the most beautiful person, and nothing less.
She travels to another kingdom, and there finds work training the dogs for the castle. Lissar’s subsequent traumatised state hovered between realism and fairy tale. Don’t have a Kindle? Throughout the novel, the king and his family of the sixth kingdom represent a sensible contrast to the proud, rich and beautiful elitists of Lissar’s homeland.
Following a nightmarish birthday ball, the King declares that he will marry Princess Lissla Lissar in three days. Even when describing something as simple as cleaning a hut in the middle of winter, or the techniques to feed ailing puppies both events that occur deersin this text, mind youMcKinley makes the story effortlessly interesting and surprisingly ethereal. For I love you, and I do not believe there is anything so wrong with you. Lissar, McKinley’s princess, cannot do this. I like books that make me savor each and every word but this one made me skip entire pages because absolutely nothing was happening for pages at a time.
The following morning Lissar, finds herself struck with amnesia. Aug 08, Isabel rated it did not like it Shelves: I honestly found her rising up in protest so powerful; her spirit just burns with the need to protect those who come after her. Having just read and adored McKinley’s Sunshine and The Bby Sword when I started this book, I was full of love for the author and expecting great things.
If she had to fall in love with anyone, it should’ve mckilney the veerskin. Jul 14, Chocolategoddess added it Shelves: Returning Deerskin’s body to it’s “unspoiled” state, was an example of where over- romanticising the perfect female form ran counter to the theme and tone of the book.
Refresh and try again. McKinley’s retelling is a study in the recovery from abuse and assault.
The king also notices. When the queen falls ill, still in her prime, she extracts one final promise from her distraught husband: It was her parents’ neglect and her nursemaid’s stories of her amazing parents that led to to believe she was no more important than a servant in her own castle. It might mckilney a spoiler, but no one should stumble upon that by accident so I’m leaving it out here for all to see. While her mind buried the events of her past and she gradually came to know the truth, I was disappointed by the heavy guidance of a magic that dictated her actions.
Deerskin’s humiliation, horror and blood loss in the harrowing climax of the novel was an authentic metaphor for how survivors often feel when they finally acknowledge the abuse.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. All too soon her father, with all the rights of a king, declares his intention to deerskin her. There are still videos of children being gang raped circling the Internet, there are still senior citizens being rendered unable to function for the rest of the week because someone didn’t warn them that their movie contained sexual assault, there is still a cavalier attitude towards a kind of inflicted pain that does not kill you and does not make you stronger indoctrinated by an academia more concerned with plagiarism than the souls of its students.
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Read like a fairy tale and was a slow fantasy, but I really did enjoy it. Deerskin is manifested as the moon goddess sort of deeeskin confronts her father in front of all the wedding guests.
And yet, no matter how much I wish to embrace McKinley as a fellow fantasy lover, I seem unable to fall in love with her books. Please provide an email address. Lissar is the princess of an unnamed country, but she grows up neglected, as her parents are utterly absorbed in their fairy-tale love for each other. I couldn’t believe she tried to romanticize such horrible things.
I knew this book was about rape, incestuous rape at that, going in and I thought this aspect of the story was handled with great understanding and sensitivity.
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Deerskin: Robin McKinley
But in essence, this was a story of grief and healing and doing what’s right, even in the face of your own failings. At her seventeenth birthday party, when she is old enough to be married off, her father dances with her for most of the night and the following morning announces that he intends to marry her.
The two grow friendly, though Lissar notices that though she goes by Deerskin, everyone else begins to call her by the honorific of Lady or to refer to her as Moonwoman.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. She grows up hearing the story of her mother’s courting, the accomplishments of her father and other such things that have instantly become legend in their lifetimes.
If you are in that first category, I think it would be too jarring, too raw, too something. Additionally, the devotion people had towards her father, the victim- blaming that occurred and her guilt were all common experiences for people who have experienced CSA. And yet you get off on watching them being portrayed as monsters.
After her mother’s funeral Lissar devotes herself to raising Ash and trying to avoid her father for reasons she fears to name. There are also some truly heartwarming parts to the rest of the story: She was mostly ignored during her childhood due to the fact that her parents were the two most splendid people in all the seven kingdoms.
And I loved the story, especially told in Mckinley’s pretty prose. It was tender and compassionate and optimistic.