The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods

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This book is a great example of why sometimes you should not give into your curiosity about “Whatever happened to…” and just move on to the next shiny object. A random comment got me wondering about Julia Butterfly Hill, and I ended up suffering through this terrible book instead of contenting myself with a quick internet search to see that she’s continuing her activism through public speaking (of course). But no, I prefer to read books rather than search results, and so I killed off a part of my brain by reading shlocky and numbing prose describing Hill’s two year tree-sit in Luna, interspersed with juvenile poems she wrote while up there and (pass the icepick so I can jam it in my eye) spiritual beseeching of the universe (aka God, b/c her pops was a preacher). Better if she had left the writing to someone who’s actually skilled at telling a story, and just focus on what she does best–sitting.