Saturday, 30 June 2012
A Northern Light
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
What can I say? I loved it! Well, not "loved-loved" it but nonetheless, loved it. This is probably the first historical fiction novel I've read and I didn't realize books like these could be good.
This book is about Mattie, a 16 year old student who struggles with the financial needs of her family. Mattie then works at a hotel in the other town where she meets Grace, a guest who wants her to burn all the letters she gave Mattie. The next thing we know, Grace died by drowning in the lake and Mattie discovers the reason of Grace's death through her letters.
I don't know what to say except that this book seemed very realistic to me. The setting was awesome, the writing style was simple and the characters had different personalities. I also learned a lot of words as the chapters went on. You'll know what I mean when you read it.