She sees visions still, but as more and more people try to convince her that she has an overactive imagination and should push such thoughts aside she turns to a different way of escape. In Poisoned Honey, Mariamne is a young girl of fourteen, who is learning that life can deal some cruel twists of fate at times. Either way, it was really, really scary at times. Based on stories from the New Testament, Gormley draws a new portrait of Mary Magdalene, one of the most misunderstood characters in the Bible, that contradicts her presumed life of prostitution.
Women were just tools to be used, and were expected to act as such. This young adult novel starts out quite slow and then becomes slightly confusing. To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn't. Overall, her story is a depressing one, and most hope is lost that she will be able to recover.
I got this book purely because I really do enjoy reading people's renditions of biblical things simply because I find it enjoyable to spe I picked this book up at the library book sale thinking it'd either be interesting or awful. A special thanks to BookDivas for sending me a copy to review! The genus Rhododendron alone encompasses over 750 species that grow around the world in parts of Europe, North America, Japan, Nepal and Turkey. My other favorite part was how Jesus was portrayed. In Poisoned Honey, Mariamne is a young girl of fourteen, who is learning that life can deal some cruel twists of fate at times. Women did all the work of the household and lived to serve men, whether their fathers, their husbands, or, even their brothers.
Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. This would indicate that he was openly stating that he was not actually her son. There are multiple demons with distinct personalities all living within her head and acting out through her body. The Roman soldiers became delirious and nauseated after being tricked into eating the toxic honey, at which point Mithridates's army attacked. What if Ramla urged me to banish the sparrow, even from my private garden? Department of the Classics, Tufts University. Either way, Gormley did her homework on the multiple religions of the time period.
Mari quickly learns that she has no voice and her life is determined by the men in her family. Her only hope is a controversial rabbi who wanders from place to place, Yeshua of Nazareth. Am I to follow the path trod by my mother, my grandmother, my cousins, my sister--by every woman I know? But Mariamne makes a tragic mistake by trusting the place and the creatures that dwell in it, going so far as to bring the demons through with her. Science provides sufficient evidence and then some. In the last fifteen years, dozens of novels have been written about the life of Mary Magdalene but little of it is written for a younger audience. I can't rate a novel three-fifths worth reading! The author deals with this misconception in one quick sentence and that was it.
Much as she wants to be in control of her own destiny, she soon learns she has no such power. He's Jesus, that shouldn't matter. I will give Gormley credit for attempting to create a new story for Mary Magdalena. Thanks be for the sound of voices-- human voices--at daybreak! To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn't.
Probably best for middle school age through 9th or 10th grade. Forced into an arranged marriage with an older man by her conniving brother and uncle, Mari learns to escapes the hardships of her grueling marriage and overbearing stepdaughter-in-law, by dappling in occult arts. Recommended as an optional purchase in libraries where Biblical fiction is popular. International Journal of Food Properties.
I can't rate a nove This is the complete review as it appears. Here, she really is in control of her fate. Again, I didn't find any convincing evidence for this Mary. In Nepal, this type of honey is used by the for both its perceived hallucinogenic properties and supposed medicinal benefits.