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Carney's House Party by Maud Hart Lovelace
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Jul 28, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: the-tomes, re-read
Read in July, 2014 , read count: quite a few

Re-read for 2014 VSC discussion.

05-22-2010 review:
**slight spoilers toward the end**
This is a particularly fun one to discuss at the VSC, because it's a strong favorite among the NY Chapter members, and that invariably leads to a raucous discussion.

I always enjoy my glimpse into Carney's sensible perspective. (I like things settled, too!) With my last read, I remember noticing what an excellent job MHL did with the tightened time frame of just one summer. This time around, I found myself comparing the Carney-Bonnie friendship with Betsy and Tacy. Although I'm no huge Bonnie fan, I love how MHL shows us that the C&B friendship is as strong as B&T's.

I also wonder what would have happened if Sam had never showed up. Would Carney and Larry have gotten engaged? Would they have been happy together? I think they would have been content with one another but would have never known the passion that Carney and Sam had.

Last read:
5-22-06 (has it really been that long?)
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