The first time I read about 3rd Generation and Beyond was a review on Rebecca’s blog and I remember making a mental note to myself that I want to read it. Luckily I was given the opportunity to read and review this book – and I loved it.
Danna draws inspiration from her grandparents, being Holocaust survivors and a terrible accident that left her handicapped for a long time to write this truly inspiring book. In her book, she addresses valuable life lessons on morality and values which, by reading her novel, I feel she is very passionate about. She speaks about kindness being infectious, how a small act of kindness could change someone’s life for the better. She covers topics such as appreciating what you have, to live in the moment, to speak up about injustice, racism and not to give into emotions such as fear, jealousy, envy and hatred.
Reading her experience and emotions she felt after her accident, I can almost understand what she could have been going through. Going through a difficult experience, whether it’s something such as an accident or health problems (me) can really give way to emotions such as envy and depression. Overcoming it is a blessing in itself. Sometimes introspection, especially looking at how you do things and how you treat people, can give perspective. I loved it when she brought up the topic about appreciating your life as it is, putting relationships first (friends, family) and NOT to wait until someone is dead before you show them or tell them that you appreciate them.
I think this is a book that everyone should read. I would honestly recommend this to anyone and I think I might even get my sister and my mother to read this one as well. I liked her approachable way of writing, it’s almost like she is talking TO YOU.
Some quotes I loved:
“Byproducts of fear are racism, hate, jealousy and even murder. All of these are sparked by a fear or ignorance”
“Experiencing jealous, envy and anger made me realize how harmful these emotions were, not only to me, but to everyone around me”
“Reading enhances creativity and strengthens the mind”
“If a friend is truly sincere and caring, they will want what’s best for you in your life and career.”
“Even if you are estranged, no one is ever too far away from a phone. Try to make things better.”
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May 6 – Brad @ Book YA Reviews: Review
May 7 – Joanne @ Booklover Book Reviews: Guest post by Danna
May 8 – Mel @ The Book Musings: Review
May 9 – Allison @ The Book Wheel: Guest post by Danna on instilling values in people
May 10 – Allison @ The Book Wheel: Review
May 11 – Isi @ From Isi: Review
May 12 – Rebecca @ Love at First Book: Guest post by Danna on Mother’s Day and remembrance
May 13 – Danna @ Danna Pycher’s Blog: Gratitude chapter from 3GAB
May 14 – Rebecca @ Love at First Book: Review
May 15 – Jennine @ My Life in Books: Review
May 16 – Jennine @ My Life in Books: Guest post by Danna
May 17 – Tamara @ Traveling with T: Interview with Danna Pycher
May 18 – Shannon @ I Read Run Teach: Review
May 19 – Wendy @ Write on Wendy: Author profile
May 20 – Wendy @ Write on Wendy: #5minfiction/Author info
May 21 – Wendy @ Write on Wendy
May 22 – Rebecca @ Love at First Book: Guest post by Danna on reasons behind writing 3GAB
May 23 – Stephanie @ Steph the Bookworm: Review
May 24 – Mirely @ Rumor Has It: Review
May 25 – Rebecca @ Love at First Book: Follow-up and Tour Conclusion
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