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Matchless by Gregory Maguire
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Dec 30, 10

bookshelves: folk-tales
Read in December, 2010

Matchless was very short, and more true to the original Hans Christian Anderson story than I expected. Even though it is in some ways predictable, I liked how things worked out for the boy - a new family and more comforts. I liked the connection between him and the little match girl, how she saved his life at the end and how he was such a sweet brother to his new sisters. One thing I've always loved about the HCA fairy tale is how the little match girl is given images of comfort as she is dying. One likes to think of being comforted while dying.
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