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5.0 out of 5 starsA Powerful and insightful must read book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 December 2019
This is one of those books that is difficult to put down except to consider the points raised and to reflect on them. I found myself stopping many times throughout to consider the subtle messages within the book and I certainly had a few Eureka moments. Sometimes we get so busy and caught up in our lives and caring for others we forget that we are just as important and our journey and the paths we take matter. This book made me realise it was okay to consider myself too. Many points in this book made me stop and feel the love from the universe. Sounds dramatic I know but I don't know how else to explain its impact. This is a powerful book with a powerful message that is delivered in the most gentle, living and supportive way. Can't wait to start the second book.
5.0 out of 5 starsAn exceptionally well-written and faced-paced piece of fiction but with a message
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 September 2017
A fabulous first novel from newcomer Rachel Davidson. The Point of Me is an exceptionally well-written and faced-paced piece of fiction. But actually, it is so much more than that: there is an underlying message, quite a big message, about the purpose of life. There can't be many of us who haven't questioned why we are here on this earth and what happens when we die. This story goes a long way to providing answers to those questions.
Rachel's colourful prose was a delight, transporting me easily to a different realm. This is a book I would read time and again.
You have a real choice with this book: just read and enjoy the story; or read and delve deeper in to the meaning of life.
5.0 out of 5 starsAn inspirational book of a soul’s journey, such powerful writing.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 August 2018
An amazingly well written, absolutely beautiful story. I loved it from beginning to the end. It took me a while to read as I literally savoured every reading session with the book!!! I practice meditation & healing & this book took me on a meditation every time I read. I just loved it so much. I love Marcham, he even showed up in a personal healing session I had. The magic of it all is just beautiful & the amazing descriptions are quite literally out of this world. The journey you go on with James is enlightening for the reader, our own journey of discovery of what is & what will be. My favourite moment was meeting Lyra’s soul. I didn’t want the book to end.... Rachel I loved your writing & can’t wait for another book.
5.0 out of 5 starsReading this was a wonderful experience. The vivid descriptions throughout make me wonder ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2017
Reading this was a wonderful experience. The vivid descriptions throughout make me wonder where the inspiration for this book came from - it seems like a most fantastical dream-like creation. At times very moving, but a very enjoyable, spiritual, surreal, emotional story. Recommended.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 September 2017
This is a magical book beautifully and poetically written. Rachel has a wonderful insight into the spiritual and I enjoyed every word-(except that I had to look up a few in the dictionary!)It is the story of a teenager with a terminal illness, and his growth along his journey. I would definitely recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat writing, compelling story, beautiful message
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 December 2019
I really loved this book. I read alot for work so it takes great writing to slow my reading down enough to truly enjoy a story.
I enjoyed every strand of the rich storytelling the author wove and honestly didn't want it to finish. I am now waiting impatiently for Christmas and the next book in the series, which I'm assured Santa will be bringing me.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 September 2017
A delightfully powerful story of love, truth and acceptance. Rachel Davidson transports you to a potentially painful place, but somehow enlightens you and the characters within, with light and understanding. A difficult to subject, tackled in the most uplifting way!
5.0 out of 5 starsA beautifully descriptive fantasy novel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2019
I absolutely loved this novel by Rachel. It's so beautifully descriptive and transports you to the world the characters are in. The characters are so well described you feel like you know then and as they navigate the twists and turns of the story you get emotionally attached to them and as a result there are parts that I cried with joy and sadness.
The Point of Me covers a difficult subject so well and the creativity is astoundingly beautiful, a must read.
5.0 out of 5 starsA very moving story, but at the same time ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2018
A very moving story, but at the same time deeply calming and peaceful. I expected to find it upsetting, but the book avoids that - yes it's emotional at times but that's not the overriding feeling you get from it. It's so much more positive and spiritual than that, and cleverly explores the way James and his family and friends deal with a difficult situation. I hope there's a Marcham out there for everyone.
5.0 out of 5 starsMagical Read & Deep Rooted Purpose
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2020
Beautiful story – thought provoking, life affirming and soulful! The characters drew me in from the start and I loved their past insights and development. This is a book best read slowly – even better out loud – to savour the rich descriptions and ethereal conjurings. I can’t wait to read the second book. Highly recommended!
5.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful, emotional, heart-rending story... the story has stayed with me long after I finished it
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 July 2018
This book is simply astounding in its beauty and descriptive prose. A huge swell of an emotional ride that deals with the big questions in life - such as 'what is the point' of the life we have. Especially if that life is tragically brief. An uplifting and cathartic read. It made me cry several times, and I loved shedding every tear!
This is a deeply inspiring book. I felt it had important messages for me, especially about really feeling pain in order to transgress it. I really liked the characters. It was a bit wordy for me and I could only read a bit at a time. Nonetheless a riveting and engaging story.