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Charles Portis
Birth date: December 28, 1933
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
I understand why this book is a classic. I love the directness and simplicity of the narrative, which has Mattie Ross addressing the reader with her account of what happened and what she thinks about that. Mattie Ross' personality and values pulse in every paragraph of her account. I can see her cle...
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it 9 years ago
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Book Stylist
Book Stylist rated it 9 years ago
It was ok. I did not connect with any of the characters. The plot also felt flat.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 9 years ago
The first line grabbed me, and is a fair summation of the voice and plot: People do not give credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day. So b...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it 9 years ago
A novel with a 14 year old girl protagonist can usually be classed as a “coming of age” story. Not in this case. Mattie Ross, the 14 year old protagonist in this book, is the only mature person in the story. All the adults in the story need to grow up.I’ve not seen the two movies that have been mad...
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