Tag Archives: coming of age

At the Water’s Edge & The Summer Before the War

Book Pairing     The only real similarity between these two novels is that they both take place in the midst of great world wars in history and that the protagonists in each book is a female, who defies societal norms … Continue reading

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Ghost World

Book vs. Movie     Geez! I never thought a movie could be THAT different from the book!  What’s more, it was a weird story, no matter if you read it or saw it.  Yes, I laughed quite a bit for … Continue reading

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Lullabies for Little Criminals & A Complicated Kindness

Book Pairing       Both of these titles were written by female Canadian authors and both take place in Canada.  They also feature a teenage girl who is going through a rough or sad time among the family they … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Book vs. Movie     I watched the movie before I got my hands on the book and I hoped that the novel would not be EXACTLY like the film because I was quite sad about the ending and finding … Continue reading

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Irma Voth & Daughter of Fortune

Book Pairing       You may wonder how these two books share a thread.  At first, there doesn’t really seem to be anything that these two stories have in common.  Still, I felt there was one main thing that made … Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables & A Grand Man

Book Pairing    I am the biggest fan of L.M. Montgomery’s famous “Green Gables” series.  I even own the whole collection of novels and the doll! So when I read Catherine Cookson’s book, I was delighted to find the same strong and humorous character in … Continue reading

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