A Corner of the Universe
The Barnes & Noble Review
Bringing back memories of her extraordinarily moving yet quietly told novel Belle Teal, Ann M. Martin (who also pens the popular Baby-Sitters Club series) takes us back to the 1960s, where we spend a not-so-typical summer with one girl and her mentally ill uncle.
Hattie Owen enjoys peaceful Millerton summertimes with "ho
This eleven year old girl (soon to be twelve) named Hattie lives in a boardinghouse with her family. She wakes up early, does her chores, and then reads or does whatever else she feels like doing. Up until the day she realizes she has an uncle Adam, that she never k...more
I loved how the characters in this book were so real and belie...more
A Corner of the Universe follows twelve-year-old Hattie Owen and the summer that would ch...more
by Ann M. Martin
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Scholastic Inc. (first published October 1st 2002)
"My father's movies are great, but they don't begin to tell the story of the summer. What's left out is more important than what is there. Dad captured the good times, only the good times. The parts he left out are what changed my life." Sometimes the people who mean the most to us are the ones that come into our lives unexpectedly. Hattie Owen k...more
While my Uncle and Aunt were not hidden from me in my childhood, I didn't know something was wrong with until my late teens. On that side of the family I have three Uncles and two Aunts; plus a history of divorce. I will refer to them as my Uncle J and my Aunt B. They both had bipolar disorder that...more
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction,
Rating: ****: It is the summer of 1960 in the small Midwestern town of Millerton. Hattie is about to turn 12 years old and enjoying a non eventful summer living in her family boarding house. Then an unexpected visitor shows up, her Uncle Adam whom she didn’t know existed. This sweet touching story teaches us acceptance, and that we all own a little corner of the universe. Adam h...more
it was very touching novel.
تقع أحداث الرواية في الستينات, في بلدة صغيرة "تعرف كيف تتأنق" كما تقول هاتي. وهي شخصية الرواية التي تسلط الكاتبة نظر ثاقبة على حياتها ذات الإحدى عشر عاماً فقط.
هاتي طفلة رزينة, تفكر قبل أن تفعل, تقرأ الكتب, ولا تصادق من هم في عمرها إلا قليلاً, راضية بحياتها البسيطة, ولا تود إستبدالها بشيء آخر, تحدث لها مواقف جديدة في حياتها بسبب الوافد الجديد إلى عائلتهم.
قد يبدوا أنها رواية للصغار أو المراهقين مثلاً, لكني لا أظن ذلك, فالرواية ببساطتها تعطيك فكرة عن عالم الأطفال في تلك...more
The family was well thought out and more realistic than most authors portray them to be in that time period. I could really connect to the issues her family has with her Nana... her Nan nagging all the time and expecting everyone to act a certain way.
And of course there's Adam. He's a typical men...more
Hattie lives in a small town where live goes on in predictable patterns every day -- until her uncle arrives. No one has ever talked about Adam, who is now in his 20s. He has been kept in an institution because of his bizarre behavior, and Hattie finds herself alternately amuse...more
Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me...more