Wednesday, June 04, 2014

2014 book 124

L.M. Montgomery's The Blue Castle
Oh man, I have easily read this book like a hundred times, and I never stop loving it. It's one of Montgomery's few adult novels, in that it has an adult main character--a 29-year-old spinster! Who funds out she has a serious heart condition, and for the first time ever, takes her life into her own hands. ILU, Valancy. It also sliiiiightly more adult plotlines that some of Montgomery's other books--like a baby born out of wedlock! Of course, its mother is punished with tuberculosis, but Valancy actually doesn't judge her, and the narration is not pleased with those who do. Actually, the narration here is very subtly hilarious, particularly about Valancy's awful family. I also really like the very end, which I will not spoil here, but will happily and loudly discuss at any time.

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