Monday, February 22, 2010
Daddy Long Legs, by Jean Webster
Well, I have to say that I have avoided reading this book for just about 25 years, because even at 10, I suspected I wouldn't like it, and I was right. However, the newest in Heather Frederick Vogel's excellent Mother-Daughter Book Club YA series has the mothers/daughters reading it, and I know how well she dealt with Little Women and Anne of Green Gables, so I figured I'd read the 'classic' first, so as to better enjoy the new book.
It was saccharine, and sweet, and a little squicky, and incredibly predictable, but I've read it now, and won't ever even wonder about it again, so that's nice. Isn't it?