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Meggie Blackthorn by Elizabeth Jasper
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Jan 18, 12

Read from January 08 to 18, 2012

Meggie Blackthorn is a wonderfully engaging book of journeys: a journey through time before big box retailers displaced the neighborhood news store; a journey to the quaint communities of Northern England in 1960; and young Meggie Blackthorn’s journey from precocious child toward clever and resourceful adolescent. Meggie is endearing as she is forced to move away from her family to live with her grandparents in order to attend grammar school. The reader journeys with her as she meets her aging grandparents, makes new friends and adversaries, including wicked Billy and his evil mother, “Codmother,” and as she learns the mysteries of her family’s past. Indeed, all of the characters in the book are well developed and believable. But most impressive is the novel’s expertly crafted prose, as Elizabeth Jasper uses intricate description and wonderful detail to take us to another time and place.

True literature.
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