Thank You, Mrs. M
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Benjamin Evans cares for his younger sister and brother but still finds some time for college. Then he receives an offer of a full scholarship, if he communicates with his anonymous benefactor via voice recording. Dubbing his patron Mrs. Moneybags, he proceeds to share private details of his life ― in addition to the required details about school. Soon Ben's curiosity abou...more
ebook, 1st edition, 85 pages
Published September 9th 2009 by Cerridwen Publishing
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willaful
I vaguely remember reading in Kate Rothwell's blog that she got flack for writing a story inspired by the classic young adult romance Daddy Long Legs but with a foul-mouthed former criminal as its protagonist. What an incredibly short-sighted attitude. This is not just Daddy Long Legs gender-reversed and updated for shock value, but a thoughtful and really interesting re-imagining of how the story might play out in today's world.

There are light homages to the original, which add a bit of extra...more
Lady Lioness
Feb 29, 2012 Lady Lioness rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Simone Elkeles fans
I had this title in my TBR for ages, dating back to when it was published by Cerridwen Press. I was scrolling through my TBR shelf for things to buy during Fictionwise's 60% coupon sale when I clicked on this title. Lo and behold, it's currently free from Smashwords. And quite frankly, you can't go wrong with free.

Thank You Mrs. M is a retelling of Daddy Long Legs, but this time the narrator is an teenaged Latino male, Ben. I have to say, despite some rough patches, I really enjoyed this. Since...more
Megan (The Book Babe)


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*ACTUALLY 3.5 STARS*

Thank You, Mrs. M was one of those books that I really wasn't sure about-- to the point of being unsure as I clicked "Buy with one click". But for some reason, it was the first book I picked to read when I got my Kindle. I was hooked from the very first page.

I loved the mystery of Mrs. Moneybags; I spent most of the book guessing about who she could be. But once I figured it out (and only because I was told) I was absolutely s...more
Anna Bowling
Gender-flipped modernized version of Daddy Longlegs is an emotional read, at times raw, at times humorous and always thought-provoking as the male first person narrator pays for his education by dictating daily messages to the mysterious Mrs. M, his unseen (or is she?) benefactor. This is a coming of age story with a subtle bite, and a satisfying romantic angle. Thank you, Ms. R, for a compelling read.
Kate
Feb 07, 2010 Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I know I'm not supposed to rate my own stuff, but Ben was my favorite hero to write.
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