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Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
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Aug 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: adolescent-lit
Read in August, 2012

OLD TIME 'JUVENILE' FICTION CATEGORTY
This is not a story about spiders, but rather a story about an imaginative and intelligent girl who grew up in an orphanage. Although life was never promising, she retains a good attitude about her circumstances. An unknown trustee of the orphanage chooses to sponsor her, because of her exceptional writing skills, to go to college, and her only payment for her education is to write a letter to him once a month. He never responds except through short messages through his secretary. This novella is a compilation of her letters and follows her journey through a college education, her integration into a more -elite society and her interactions with many people around her.

This book is one of those books that a mother will pass on to her daughter, and all generations can love. It's a quick, easy, cute read, yet stimulating, witty and lovable. The letter-writing style is wonderful and moves the story along quickly, but is still so quirky and smart. I highly recommend this book to woman of all ages, to follow Judy's journey of self-discovery.
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