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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
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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
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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
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Georgiana
A deal's been struck - a mysterious benefactress will sponsor Ben through college, but in return every day he's got to send her an hour's musings on his life and college course. Gradually, like "Mrs Moneybags" (as Ben calls her), we learn about Ben's life (it's not been easy and he's still supporting his younger brother and sister) but he's interested and interesting. The identity of Mrs M doesn't come as much of a surprise (and anyone who's read Daddy-Long-Legs will get it immediately) but the ...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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