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The Borrowers by Mary Norton
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Apr 19, 2012

liked it

Oh yes, this was a good one. Besides the delightful characters and lively story, I appreciated the deeper message - especially the naively selfish view of the Borrowers that all big people are there to "provide" for little people. I seem to encounter that same philosophy on a daily basis! But, also, I remember being just that self absorbed, taking for granted auto insurance and canned peaches and a plethora of other things that my parents continued to provide for me, long after I had "moved out". A book that prompts a little self examination is always appreciated, and this one did it with style. I loved it.

For Troy though - the writing was still a little advanced, enough to make the reading laborious, so the jury is still out on what he will think. Maybe next summer!

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