Tuesday, May 4, 2010

M.C. Higgins the Great

When I first saw this book on the library shelf, I thought it was going to be a futuristic story. The first third of the book still felt like a futuristic story, even though there are clues pointing to the Depression Era. I saw it right next to Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush. Two books about non-WASPs in one library trip.

It's a pretty good book. It confuses me a little sometimes, but in a good way. But since it does confuse me, I don't quite know the right words to describe the book yet.

Plot: A 13 year old boy lives on a mountain that is being mined for coal. Published in the 70s, the message is surprisingly contemporary for today's kid audience.

Just try it. It's a good one.

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