Book Review: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
|Book Name:||Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm|
|Author:||Kate Douglas Wiggin|
So here is the second book of my promised reading series this week – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
Chirp chirp chirp cooed the birds, and there is Rebecca sparkling the driver in the opening scene. So you as a reader, you are attuned to what is going to happen in this book.
You may ask me why I necessarily picked this book out of all available options. But this one was simply recommended as one of those wonderful books a kiddo going to a hostel for the first time may like, by a person who simply excels in picking up books for every group age. How wonderful is that, right? I would want to live in her neighborhood, but here I am kilometres away, just wiling my time going through all her posts and blogs to find the right content for me.
Coming back to the book in hand, it is the story of an adventurous girl, but who is tied down by rules, relatives and societal pressures. An amazing book, no doubt, but it is so much compared with Anne of Green Gables that it loses a little context here and there. Not that it seems as if the author has picked up anything from the other book, but trying to tie down a unnecessary romantic angle in this book was not up to my linking, especially for a children’s book.
Point to note: The girl in the book has a flair of writing, not very potent, but she is shown chances of improvement. Oh how I wish I could also have been encouraged once!
P.S: Since it is available free of cost on Amazon Kindle version, shop and enjoy…
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
This classic story of a young girl growing up in the American state of Maine at the end of the l9th century follows Rebecca’s life, education and escapades through the next seven years until the day, as the new mistress of her aunts’ old brick house, she begins her adult life.
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Posted on September 7, 2017, in Book Reviews and tagged Book, Book Review, Classics, Fiction, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Kindle, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Review, Sunnybrook Farm, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.