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Book Review: Soaring With Frankie by Ilene Sims

This is a very inspiring story for all to become aware of redemption and survival. It is a book about thriving in the face of adversity that will speak to a wide range of audiences, with lessons for children, teens, and adults alike.

This story is about a metaphor between one lady and her beautiful red-factor canary, named Frankie. This woman had gone through hard times of her own, but spending time with the canary and relating to his challenges revivified her heart so that she was able to continue living valiantly. But what is more, Frankie reminded her of a lot of important life lessons that she herself had faced.

When this woman would take Frankie out of the cage to clean it, he didn't fly but merely walked on the floor. How can a bird not fly? All canaries (and many other birds) can fly, but not Frankie. Was the bird scared? That is the kind of fear that the protagonist could relate to very well. She had been safe and hiding in her own cage of life made of the limitations she faced in her life, but she knew that she had been born to rise and conquer.

While Frankie was in his cage, the woman noticed his little wings beginning to flutter with a vengeance. Something in Frankie had awakened and he had regained his ability to fly. There was an assurance and confidence in Frankie. He now flies with no limits and no boundaries. His fears all subsided and he not only flies, but now he soars!

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