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A Northern Light - Jennifer Donnelly
A Northern Light
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780152053109 (0152053107)
ASIN: 152053107
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
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Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
5.0 A Northern Light
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...
Welcome!
Welcome! rated it
4.0 A Northern Light
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...
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings rated it
5.0
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...
The YA Book Blog!
The YA Book Blog! rated it
Not usually my kind of thing but ended up really enjoying it! Mattie is such a great character. Review to come :)
WorldInColour
WorldInColour rated it
3.0 Met de noorderzon
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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