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I'll Be Watching - Pamela Porter
I'll Be Watching
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From the author of The Crazy ManIn a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else’s business. It’s common knowledge that the Loney family has been barely hanging on, but when the Loney children’s father George dies in a drunken stupor and their stepmother takes off... show more
From the author of The Crazy ManIn a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else’s business. It’s common knowledge that the Loney family has been barely hanging on, but when the Loney children’s father George dies in a drunken stupor and their stepmother takes off with a traveling Bible salesman, it looks as though the children are done for. Who’s to save them when everyone is coping with their own problems — the lingering Depression and the loss of the town’s young men to the Second World War? Under the watchful eye of their ghostly parents and through the small kindnesses of a few neighbors, but mostly by dint of their own determination and ingenuity, the Loney children survive. I'll Be Watching is an extremely powerful story of children at risk because of adult hypocrisy, indifference, self-interest, and outright immorality, all cloaked in a self-righteous exterior.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781554980963 (1554980968)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
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0.0 I'll Be Watching
If I said it's like Anne of Green Gables?Well, then, I'd be lying. Because nothing is like Anne of Green Gables, right?But I'll Be Watching gave me a lot of the same feelings that reading my battered copy of Montgomery's story gives me.That's bound to sound hyperbolic, so let me explain.Pamela Porte...
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4.0 I'll Be Watching
I devoured this whole book in an afternoon. At first I was put off by the verse format, but within the first ten pages I'd fallen into the rhythm of the language and forgotten all about the style. The characters are pitch-perfect, the plot heartbreaking, and the landscape harsh, evoking feelings o...
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