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A Girl of the Limberlost - Community Reviews back

by Gene Stratton-Porter
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Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 4 years ago
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.
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it 6 years ago
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 ...
norma
norma rated it 6 years ago
I found this book surprisingly good--in an Anne of Green Gables kind of way.
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 6 years ago
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.
Booknut 101's Bookworm Haven
Booknut 101's Bookworm Haven rated it 7 years ago
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...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it 8 years ago
Other thoughts:Shelf Love: http://shelflove.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/a-girl-of-the-limberlost-review-2/http://shelflove.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/a-girl-of-the-limberlost-review-2/Capricious Reader: http://purplebooky.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/the-virgin-suicides-by-jeffrey-eugenides/
polar opposite
polar opposite rated it 8 years ago
Enjoyable, with lots of great descriptions of moth hunts in an amazing sounding forest. Some of the messages were pretty heavy-handed, and the characters would drive anyone crazy in real life, but a fun read.
Sparrow
Sparrow rated it 10 years ago
Childrens' books like A Girl of the Limberlost remind me of the instruction manuals that come with furniture that you have to assemble yourself. They are assembly instructions for morality. Life is so easy, and there are little stick people on the pages to show you how it is all done successfully....
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