Being a teenager, I realize that everyone wants to be accepted and feel like they belong. The characters in the book all struggle with this in one way or another. Although, I’m not a huge fan of mythological books, I could still connect with the emotions and hardships of the book’s characters.
The main character, Qiver, hatches away from his parents and does not know who or what he is. He quickly makes friends who give him a feeling of security. I can relate to this because I know the security that comes when you surround yourself with good, loyal friends. Even though these people aren’t family, they can support you and help you through thick and thin.
The secondary characters also have questions about their identity and are searching for their answers by means of a wizard. This aspect of the plot line made me think of Wizard of Oz. The characters go through many things while they try to discover who they are. Eventually they realize who they are and that they are great the way they are.
Everyone needs to learn that lesson because no two people are exactly the same. This book made me think about who I am and that I should be confident with myself even if I’m not exactly the same as my friends. We all have strengths and weaknesses. When we work together and accept each other the way we are, we have lasting, satisfying friendships.