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Ck band first in Auckland and then on to London where punk has given way to 80s pop and hair metal Struggling simply to survive as they navigate the city's suats pubs and burgeoning clubs she and Lukas drift apart Poppy finds a life that looks very like the one her prediction promised but is it the one she truly wants And if not can she define her own happiness even if it takes her in unanticipated directions The Predictions is a mesmerizing magical novel of fate love mistakes and finding your place. A good fun read with a killer line about hippies right at the end

Review The Predictions

The Predictions

E reality is complicated and sometimes fraught especially as its children reach adolescence Poppy is drawn to handsome sixteen year old Lukas who's increasingly skeptical of Gaialands and the adults who shape its rulesTo help 'heal' the commune's energy new arrival Shakti harnesses her divination powers in a Predictions ceremony All of Gaialands' teenagers receive a card outlining their futures Poppy predicted to find her true love overseas joins Lukas when he follows his dream of starting a punk ro. An adult novel written with the fast pace of a YA this is the coming of age story of a teen raised in a New Zealand commune in the 1970s and her efforts at a new and different life in 1980s LondonI can t give less than 4 stars to a book that held my interest and kept me reading enough to finish it in within a few days But the entire time it struck me as not very well written there was an immaturity to the narrative that was not due to the character s age and events occurred so uickly it was almost farcical at times Yet the same frustrating writing style definitely kept me turning pagesBriskly the story moves from primitive family life on the commune to the sualor of slum living in Auckland while the main character supports her musician boyfriend followed by an ascent through London metal rock success then a heavy hearted return to the commune All these locales are vivid and distinct If I was a teenager I think I would probably love this book As it is I found it an unrealistic but very entertaining ride

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From the author of the acclaimed The Girl Below comes a stunning novel of one woman's attempt to outrun the destiny that is predicted for her moving from a remote New Zealand commune in the waning days of 1970s free love experimentation to the heady music scene of 1980s LondonGaialands a bucolic vegan commune in the New Zealand wilderness is the only home fifteen year old Poppy has ever known It's the epitome of 1970s counterculture a place of free love hard work and high idealsat least in theory Th. Poppy is one of 7 children raised on a vegan commune off the grid in a valley of New Zealand It s a wilderness encampment of hard work survival When while cleaning a pig pen a gypsy style wagon and its towing car crash into their toils life s course is set to change Shakti is unlike anything they have seen tho already auatinted with their leader HunterHailing from Berkeley but deeply rooted in commune life Shakti brings excitement to Poppy s doldrum life When Poppy finds a tarot card of the lovers on Shakti s caravan porch a confused read is givenSoon Shakti is hosting self care and ala Annie Sprinkle public cervix announcements via show tell in seuestered women meetings Then the night of the predictions comes and life changes More so for Poppy Lukas than the restLeaving the commune they wind up slumming in London Lukas in search of a profession of musician Poppy for her predicted king of love A 3 year separation brings changes that uickly fall to the wayside when they happen upon each other again secure and on to better things But the draw is persistent and undeniedLukas winds up in a very successful band Poppy winds up pregnant They wed but see little of each other while he tours And it is on one of these tours that Poppy realizes the inevitable life they lead and leaves to go back home just after she arrived to join himBack at the commune secrets are found shared and extracted Revelations are made and acted upon and I got the ending I hoped for with entrenched emotions for the main characters A well written character driven read that should please most every reader I ve even learned a few new phrases so double delight Sylvia Pankhurst of the acclaimed The Girl Below comes a stunning novel Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts one woman's attempt to The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series outrun the destiny that is predicted for her moving from a remote New Zealand commune in the waning days Book of Isms of 1970s free love experimentation to the heady music scene バガボンド 1 of 1980s LondonGaialands a bucolic vegan commune in the New Zealand wilderness is the Расул Гамзатов Стихи only home fifteen year Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble old Poppy has ever known It's the epitome Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of 1970s counterculture a place Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly of free love hard work and high idealsat least in theory Th. 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10 thoughts on “The Predictions

  1. says:

    In Zander's second novel following her flawed but extremely likeable debut The Girl Below Poppy and Lukas are teenagers raised on a

  2. says:

    Poppy is one of 7 children raised on a vegan commune off the grid in a valley of New Zealand It’s a wilderness encampment of hard work survival When while cleaning a pig pen a gypsy style wagon and its towing car crash into their toils life’s course is set to change Shakti is unlike anything they have seen tho already auatinted with their leader HunterHailing from Berkeley but deeply rooted in commune lif

  3. says:

    I loved 'The Girl Below' and 'The Predictions' is another singular coming of age story by the talented Bianca Zander It starts in a 1970s Coromandel commune with a gloriously mucky pig shit shovelling opening scene A stranger comes to town or precisely Gaialands in the guise of a Californian hippy Shakti is a brilliant character A fortune telling free loving trickster spirit she destabilises the spartan ideology of the commune

  4. says:

    It’s 1978 and teens Poppy and Lukas have grown up at Gaialands a commune in New Zealand This is not a smoke pot and groove commune; this vegan community grows its own food lives without electricity lives in leaky mouse ridden shelters shares everything and works hard all day every day Even the kids have been brought up communally having their own group shelter rather than living with adults they didn’t even know who their parents were

  5. says:

    An adult novel written with the fast pace of a YA this is the coming of age story of a teen raised in a New Zealand commune in the 1970s and her efforts at a new and different life in 1980s LondonI can't give less than 4 stars to a book that held my interest and kept me reading enough to finish it in within a few days But the entire time it

  6. says:

    Wonderful writing with a great sense of place and time A good book for me not a great one

  7. says:

    A great journey through the culture of the times If she weren't so young I'd have believed that the author lived these times

  8. says:

    A good fun read with a killer line about hippies right at the end

  9. says:

    This was ok not amazing but an easy read

  10. says:

    This was a very interesting book It's about life in a commune in the 1970's and early 80's and the impact it has on a group of kids ra

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