Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos

Synopsis: Catharine's mother has died, following the birth of an infant son, and when her father decides to remary, Catherine faces painful changes, not the least of them in herself. (From the back of the book)

Review: This story is told in the form of a journal, written by a middle school girl. She lives on a farm with her father and siblings in 1830. This is excellent. The story is vibrant and well-told, with real-to-life struggles of the time - slavery, school, death and a blended family. I enjoyed this immensely and highly recommend!

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: Newbery Medal, 1980

Date Finished: 4-26-2012
Pages: 144

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