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Apples Every Day
Three new students, including shy and sullen Sheila, begin a year at Kenner, a progressive Canadian boarding school.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 1973 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published 1965)
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I remember being really enthralled by this story about a boarding school in Canada, lots of apple eating and friends and crushes and the stuff of middle school drama - so of course I loved it. I remembered the title a year ago and thought it might be fun to reread some of the books I loved - and see if they were actually any good or whether I just read dreck in my youth ... this book on AbeBooks was a bloody fortune - so now it is on my extensive list to hopefully locate someday at a used book s ...more
I recommend this if you particularly like books about: boarding schools, Canada, or kids putting on a play. Otherwise this story about a small, progressive '60s boarding school is nice but forgettable. (The title sounds like it would be one of those charming pioneer/farm books by someone like Miriam Mason, but it's not at all like that.)
An odd time capsule of a book, worth more for the period details than any literary qualities. My favorite part was the betrayal of the much-loved teacher, and I really wanted to read more of her expose, although I was very disappointed at the ultimate reason for that betrayal.
this was one of my favourite books as a young teenager, even after I spent a year in a similar boarding school (in England rather than Canada), and knew first-hand how living so closely together with other students AND teachers can bruise and illuminate. It never occured to me until this minute, when I saw that someone else had read the book,that the author might have written something else. Now on a treasure hunt...
Born in Geneva Switzerland, novelist and scriptwriter Grace Richardson was raised in Montreal, Canada. She was educated at McGill University, and at Oxford University, in England. She has lived in New York, and worked in publishing. In addition to her fiction, written for children and adults, Richardson has written TV drama scripts for Screen Gems (Montreal) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporati ...moreMore about Grace Richardson...