I wouldn’t want to mislead your expectations!)
You are looking for books with strong female characters not focused on romance or “doing it all”. You should definitely read this if:

You’re looking for your next good read and can’t decide what to pick up. You have some triggers around implicit sexual language – there’s really not much, and it’s tastefully written, but it could trigger bad memories for some. Reading about people killing and eating cute little animals makes you squeamish. Peggy – “Punzel” once in the woods – focuses on the world outside herself in order to cope with her absurd circumstances and her increasingly delusional father. You are tired of reading the same old story over and over – this is not that. I also appreciated that it wasn’t brimming with blatant drama and emotion – that’s what’s teaming underneath. The Journey of Natty Gann was one of your favorite movies as a child (though, no wolf, no dog – spoiler? Oh, there is much I’d love to discuss, but I’d rather not give anything away! You prefer your female main characters to be princesses. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller is not necessarily something I might have found on my own, and I certainly would have missed out. You’ve always wondered what it might be like to live off the land without all these modern conveniences. But it’s not – or, at least, I wouldn’t categorize it as such. From its description – a survivalist father takes his 8 year old girl to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that everyone else is dead – and from the cover (as is often the case – I prefer the non-American covers), I thought it might be more geared towards young adults. Many thanks to the publisher, Tin House, for bringing this book to my attention. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) The language is sophisticated and elegant, the descriptions detailed and beautiful. I did receive this book in exchange for my honest review. I mean, that premise is no darker than The Hunger Games or Divergent. Don’t read this if:

You hate having to read between the lines to figure out what happened. The entire story is told from Peggy’s perspective, jumping back and forth between her being back home, and the time leading up to and into the woods. You’re looking for something light and silly.