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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
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Mar 24, 2009

it was amazing
Read in March, 2009

Although I didn't think I was "five star" loving this book while I read it, the fact that I'm still pondering it two days later indicates that the book is well worth the five stars.

Miss Jean Brodie is an unconventional teacher in a Scottish girls school in the 1930's. She chooses six girls to mold into the creme de la creme. These girls are known as the "Brodie Set" throughout Junior and Senior school, from ages 11-17. She takes lovers and plays games with her girls' fates. She romanticizes facsism. She is eventually betrayed by one of her set.

The book is short. The language is crisp and sparse. There is not a single extraneous word in the whole book. The flow took some getting used to, but once I did I couldn't put the book down.

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