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Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
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Jan 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read from January 04 to 21, 2012

Jerusha Abott has lived in the John Grier Home for orphans her entire life. Unexpectedly, one of the trustees decides to pay her way through college on the condition that his identity remain anonymous and that Jerusha write him letters regularly. Jerusha only has one brief glimpse of the anonymous trustee walking out the door, noticing his long legs. So, she decides to call him "Daddy Long Legs". She affectionately writes him letters - never getting any in return as agreed. Daddy Long Legs becomes the family Jerusha never had, and she shares all her hopes, dreams, plans, and every day goings well as showing an occasional bit of temper, but Daddy Long Legs doesn't mind. The novel ends after Jerusha graduates from college and finds out the identity of Daddy Long Legs. All ends well.

Note: Jerusha and one of her friends have Socialist leanings, which is mentioned a couple of times.

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