A Girl of the Limberlost
Publish date: January 30th 2004
Publisher: Quiet Vision Pub
Pages no: 222
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Childrens Classics
Series: Limberlost (#2)
Yikes, this has not aged well. I *might* have liked this as a kid, but the adult me finds it pretty awful. To preachy, too sappy, yuck. A beautiful title, a promising premise - did not deliver. Too many good books to continue wasting time with this one.
This starts off in pathos porn mode. Elnora, neglected by a mother in severe grieving mode, endures some humiliation at school - wrong clothes, no books, no orientation. It's very easy to get on Elnora's side and want her to succeed and to appreciate her love of nature.But while it's an enjoyable ...
I found this book surprisingly good--in an Anne of Green Gables kind of way.
This was a cute book. I wasn't so fond of the romantic aspects of it, but the story of Elnora going to school and some of the incidents thereof were enjoyable.
This book was one of the best books I've ever read - from the moment my school librarian pointed it out to me ( a worn copy with golden aged pages) I was officially in love. I kept the copy way over its due date and re-borrowed it through the year. When the library took it away to be replaced (and i...