A Northern Light
All of Mattie Lyon's hopes and dreams are riding on her summer job at the Glennmore Hotel. She'll make enough money to go to college in the fall. She'll prove to her father that she is responsible. She'll learn how to survive in the sophisticated world beyond her dad's brokeback farm. But all her... show more
All of Mattie Lyon's hopes and dreams are riding on her summer job at the Glennmore Hotel. She'll make enough money to go to college in the fall. She'll prove to her father that she is responsible. She'll learn how to survive in the sophisticated world beyond her dad's brokeback farm. But all her plans fall to pieces when a young woman turns up drowned in the lake. Only Mattie knows that her death is a murder.An astonishing and heartbreaking story set in 1906, this novel will take its place beside To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, and other classics that hark back to times of lost innocence.A NORTHERN LIGHT is Jennifer Donnelly's first published young adult novel, and it marks the debut of a major new talent.
Publish date: March 25th 2003
Publisher: Random House Audio
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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