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My Ántonia by Willa Cather
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Jul 18, 2010

it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** I think I am becoming, or always was maybe, a fan of pioneer fiction. I grew up reading the Little House series, and I actually still read it from time to time. Last year I read the Children's Blizzard and loved it- I moved up to My Antonia, and I found myself wrapped up in this world of pioneering spirits once again.

It was hard not to like Antonia, just like the characters in the book found it hard not to like her. I like how Cather wrote it from the point of view of Jim Burden, a young neighboring boy who grew up alongside Antonia. Jim had advantages that Antonia did not have- first he was male, second his family had more money. Probably the only two advantages that really mattered back then anyway. Jim and Antonia began their lives in the west the same day, on the same train - but after that everyday of the rest of their lives took them further apart.

I loved this book, and will be reading the others by Cather.

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