A Northern Light
Carnegie Medal Winner, United KingdomLos Angeles Times Book Prize Winner Borders 2004 Original Voices Award Winner Named a Best Book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, The Irish Times, The Times (London), The Financial Times and The Albany Times-Union.Sixteen-year-old... show more
Carnegie Medal Winner, United KingdomLos Angeles Times Book Prize Winner Borders 2004 Original Voices Award Winner Named a Best Book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, The Irish Times, The Times (London), The Financial Times and The Albany Times-Union.Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has big dreams but little hope of seeing them come true. Desperate for money, she takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from the lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder.Set in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
Publish date: September 1st 2004
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 396
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...