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Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
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Mar 13, 08

Recommended to Kelsey by: Keri Garcia
Recommended for: EVERYONE
Read in February, 2008

I read this one a few weeks ago and I loved the characters in this story because I could see a little bit of myself in each one of them. It is a simple story about a boy named Will Tweedy in a small Georgia town in the early 1900s whose Grandpa remarries the young and very attractive milliner only three weeks after losing his wife.

The plot was so easy going and I really felt like I was watching a movie. Burns did a great job with the southern accent - it must have taken her forever to spell each word how it would have been pronounced with a southern accent. The language was so vivid I found myself thinking in a southern drawl.

Most of all I loved how this story talks about childhood and adolescent curiosity and expresses some sentiments that people will rarely admit to having. It was hilarious and sad and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Jenni I LOVE this book! I think it's super! Enjoy...


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