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A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
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May 15, 07

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Recommended for: Those who have worked hard for what they believe in
Read in January, 1994

This is one of the books that I have read probably 100 times. It is the story of Elnora Comstock, a poor farm girl that loved the outdoors, mainly the Liberlost swamp beside her home. All Elnora wants is to go to high school, but her mother disagrees and makes life incredibly difficult for Elnora. Through the story you see Elnora go from a socially sheltered girl to a confident and beautiful lady. Everytime I read this book, I want to visit Indiana to see if anything is left of the Limberlost swamp and the butterflies and night moths that used to call it home.
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Cinco The Limberlost is still there! The author's home is a museum now. I'm dying to day!

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