Birth date: 1827-06-12
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Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #12: A Childhood Classic3.5This was almost a four-star book for me. I kept being torn between my genuine enjoyment of the setting and characters and my "objective" observations about the strength of the story.On the one hand, I found Heidi to be an easy, charmi...
And that's mostly it. I liked it, even if I wanted to roll my eyes many times.
Don't get me wrong, I loved this book. Thing is, in the end it got more and more saccharine and unrealistic. I still recommend this book: I was invested with the characters and their stories, although they were simplistic. Heidi is such a good-natured creature that it almost seems she's incapable of...
A saccharine, yet strangely readable, children's book about a little Swiss girl who transforms the lives of nearly everyone she meets. I'd read this one as a kid but remembered too little to count it for my world books challenge without a re-read. The beauty of the mountain and Heidi's love for it a...
It's sweet—makes everything seem like it will work out for the best if you're a good person.