The Legacy of Luna Review

The Legacy of Luna Review

Dominic Raffino, Staff Writer

In the middle of 2020, I decided to read a  book named The Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill. This novel tackled problems of environmental issues due to clear cutting of forests, and being able to read about it was a new experience for me. 

The novel is about a woman named Julia Hill who discovers that a tree named “Luna” is going to be cut down, along with all of the other neighboring trees in the forest. When she finds out about this, she decides that she needs to try and protect this tree from the loggers. To do this, she climbs up the tree with others to prevent the loggers from cutting the tree down. Julia ends up staying in the tree for 738 days. Eventually Julia comes to an agreement with the logging company, and the tree is saved. 

For having never read any other environmental books, I really enjoyed this one. Julia showed her personal experiences with nature, while also telling the reader harmful side-effects of clear-cutting forests. I would recommend this book to people who love trees/nature, but also to people who have never read about the environment, like myself.