When Marnie Was There
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It's about a lonely, unhappy orphan who makes friends with another girl who may or may not be real. The mystery of who Marnie really is and whether she even exists is wha ...more
As far as setting, description, and memorable characters go, I found this book an immersing read. The town is based on a real place, and it really feels solid. The author paints a vivid description of Anna's inner mind, so you can always relate to what she's going through.
(One thing I have to ask is why is Anna so sl ...more
Author:Joan G. Robinson
Published: November 6 2014
Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books
Genre:Children's fiction, Classics, Fantasy
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Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she ...more
summer, girl, village, friends, parents, barrier, ordinary
Main character, Anna has no parents and no friends. Is it a sad thing? - Yes, I think it is a sad thing. Anna thinks she does not need friends. However, I think she only does not know the loveliness of friendship.
The ward "ordinary" is often used in this story. I've not understood why the word is often used yet. I would like to understand the reason.
Anna, after a term of being 'ordinary' and 'not-even-trying', worrying all of the adults around her, is sent off by her foster mother to the countryside of Little Overton for the summer. There, as she passes the days, still just as 'ordinary' and 'not-even-trying' as before, one day ...more
Can't wait for the Studio Ghibli film.
While I loved it and couldn't stop reading it until late in the night when I finished, I still have questions left unanswered... and I hope that maybe the director's interpretations in the upcoming Ghibli movie will give me some more clues to that!