Friday, December 28, 2012
Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson
Less outstanding for the writing than the extraordinary story it tells, Lyddie is a well-researched historical novel that will give you pause to reflect on how hard life can really be and how we rise to the challenges that we must face. Its lessons about perseverance have a timeless classic quality to them that often lands the book on summer reading lists. Lyddie's life is harsh, but she accepts it with a level of grace and determination that make her a very inspiring heroine.