I’ve seen the trailer for Alone Yet Not Alone and have been looking forward to watching the movie, but I had no idea it was based on a book. Now that I’ve read the book, I really can’t wait to watch the movie!
Alone Yet Not Alone is based on a true story of two young girls who are captured by Indian warriors in 1755. It was written by Tracy Leininger Craven who as a child was told the heroic tale of her ancestors. Mrs. Craven wrote the first draft of the story when she was nine-years-old and though the work changed over the years, the basic theme remained the same. It’s a story of trusting God through difficult times.
The title Alone Yet Not Alone comes from a hymn that the family loved to sing. The words provide a comfort to the girls as they struggle to survive in a savage environment. Throughout the difficulties, their faith in God remains intact.
This book is action packed. I started reading it and literally could not put it down until I finished it. I never knew what what might happen next.
I appreciate the depth of the characters. It’s not clear cut good and bad guys, but reveals the complicated relationships that took place between the Indians and white captives. It made me hopeful for the Indians and left me wanting to know what happened with them after the escape.
Although this book is listed as juvenile fiction, it’s a great story for any age. I wouldn’t recommend it for the very young as there are some gruesome events including murders and burning at the stake. However, the author quickly passes through those events and doesn’t go into much detail. Alone Yet Not Alone would be especially great for a family read aloud. It would also be ideal for homeschoolers studying the colonial period. It brings out what life was like for those early settlers.
Alone Yet Not Alone movie will be coming to theaters this September. To reserve your ticket go to Seatzy.
Would you like to receive your own copy of Alone Yet Not Alone? Just post a comment and on October 8, I’ll be drawing a name for one lucky reader to win their own Alone Yet Not Alone book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”