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Pollyanna Grows Up by Eleanor H. Porter
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Nov 30, 2014

it was amazing
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We read the sequels to 'Five Little Peppers'.
We read the sequel to 'Heidi'.
None of them really grew up.
But Pollyanna does!

The book begins with Pollyanna still a little girl, but able to "Walk, Walk, Walk!" She manages to spread her cheer to a lonely woman mourning the loss of a beloved nephew before she really 'grows up', appearing in chapter 16 as a twenty-year-old young woman - really.

Now the fun begins. Remember Jimmy Bean? Well, he's grown up too, and is the pride and joy of his adopted father John Pendleton. Even though trouble has come to Pollyanna and her aunt, causing Aunt Polly to become once again much too grim and unhappy, Pollyanna, Jimmy and some visiting friends manage to keep things upbeat and lively after all.

That's the basic outline. Inbetween comes two mysteries and enough romance to satisfy the most romantic of us all. We can't tell, but more than one couple makes a match in this book!

But for us, the best part of this book is still...
Pollyanna REALLY grows up!

"There, what did I tell you?" says Pollyanna to Jimmy Bean - and to us, it seems. "Even you were worried, it seems, lest I should be at twenty just what I was at ten!"

You're right, Pollyanna. You're not!
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November 30, 2014 – Shelved
August 13, 2016 – Shelved as: reviewed

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