Publish date: December 30th 2002
Publisher: Overlook Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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...
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...
4.5 stars I listened to this as part of "The Big Read" sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library in the Fall of '13 (2013 that is). I enjoyed listening to Donna Tartt narrating as Mattie Ross. My only quibble is with the sound editors, who left in long pauses and the sound of Donna taking a lo...
Haha I didn't know this was originally a book. Anyway, I was assigned to read the first couple of chapters of this for a class, and I thought it was cool (plus I liked the movie so yeah), so I'm interested in reading the rest of it!