A Gathering Light
When mattie Gokey is given a bundle of letters to burn she fully intends to execute the wishes of the giver, Grace Brown. When Grace Brown is found drowned the next day in Big Moose Lake, Mattie finds that it is not as easy to burn those letters as she had thought. And, as she reads, a riveting... show more
When mattie Gokey is given a bundle of letters to burn she fully intends to execute the wishes of the giver, Grace Brown. When Grace Brown is found drowned the next day in Big Moose Lake, Mattie finds that it is not as easy to burn those letters as she had thought. And, as she reads, a riveting story emerges - not only Grace Brown's story but also Mattie's hopes and ambitions for the future and her relationships with her friends and family. Published to widespread acclaim this wonderful novel, part murder mystery and part coming-of-age story, is an astounding and accomplished piece of literature. The reviews say it all...
Publish date: 2004
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
Jennifer Donnelly does it again... Well, this is technically her debut YA novel, but not the first one I read so... anyway, semantics!A Northern Light centres around small American country, and Mattie, who's a young woman yearning for more than her farming community can promise her. I liked Mattie a...
Title: A Northern LightAuthor: Jennifer DonnellyPublisher: HMH Books for Young ReadersPage Count: 408My Copy: HardbackSource: Public Library Report CardCharacters A-Plot A Setting B+ CharactersFirst off is Mattie Gokey, our protag. She's brilliant, especially for a young woman of the time who had...
A Northern Light is one of those books you come across every few years; the type of novel that buries itself in your heart from the first page and simply lingers in your thoughts for days, weeks, and even months afterward. Although I've probably read at least two books and three novellas since I set...
Not usually my kind of thing but ended up really enjoying it! Mattie is such a great character. Review to come :)
I just remembered having read this charming young adult novel quite a few years ago. My opinion on this book may, therefore, be of litte use, but the fact that I add this book after all means that it is a book that is somewhat worth remembering. The main character is a smart girl named Mattie, who h...
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