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True to the Last
It takes unwavering courage to withstand the power of peer pressure, especially when it requires standing alone. Geoffrey's demonstration of true friendship and faith knows no bounds. The ridicule and taunting he endures does not prevent him from risking his life for the safety of his “friends.” But when he must face the ultimate challenge, will Geoffrey have the strength ...more
Published 2010 by Lamplighter Publishing
(first published 1885)
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Aug 27, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: Deborah
My dear friend Deborah recommended this book for me to read. She said she aspired to be as gracious as Geoffrey. This is one of her favorite books. This book read like the exact book I'd picture her liking. I'm grafetul she shared it with me. That being said, it was entirely too preachy for me. It would be a great book to give to your junior high aged child to teach them the right thing to do, though only if you agree with the strong God message the book sends. I think it is a great way to teach ...more
Arnold is a lame, sickly boy of ten years old who doesn’t remember his father and who lives with his poor mother in a London, England, lodging house. When his mother dies, he goes to live with a childhood friend of hers, whom he calls Aunt Mary, at the Hazelmere Hall estate of Mary’s brother, Colonel Reginald Douglas. Mary also cares for her nephews, twelve-year-old Geoffrey and nine-year-old Ted, whose mother had also died, since her brother is in the service and must be gone a lot. Outgoing ...more
While intended for a younger audience, this is a very good book for all ages. It does tend to be a little preachy at times although this is definitely understandable considering the time when it was written. Overall, it is very well written and an engaging story. There are some great themes and conflicts in this story; favoritism, justice, compassion and actually makes the reader realize what they value. You find yourself really upset over the favoritism or hypocrisy and see what those things ...more
Aug 27, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it · review of another edition
She aimed for a slightly younger audience this time, and the main character is a young boy. While enjoyable, I did not connect with the characters as well as with the last few. There are some truly delightful parts, but I cried way too much. Some sadness is fine, just not this much. I probably won't re-read this one.
Born in 1856, Evelyn Everett-Green was the daughter of noted Victorian historian Mary Anne Everett Green, and her husband, artist George Pycock Green. She was educated at home when young, before attending Bedford College (1872-73), during which time she wrote her first novel, and the Royal Academy of Music. Her plans to keep house for her brother in India were forestalled by his death in 1876, and ...moreMore about Evelyn Everett-Green...