Fans of epistolary fiction will love this, as well as Anne-girl fans, because Judy is spunky, hilarious, and outspoken in an way. . Daddy Long Legs is weird for me 'cause it felt both not creepy and totally creepy.13
12, 2016: I edited this review just now to correct the misspelling of tonsillitis.
, but yet you can't focus well and just want something engaging and mostly happy? I had wanted to read DLL ever since I read I had a nice review all written out, then like a dunce I clicked the little "x" in the corner!! Once she begins reading voraciously it is more troubling that her imagination couldn't do the numbers because she felt so grateful to the "trustee" this was creepy because inmates with special benefits are called this now for her opportunities.
There is something to be said for not having read the classics as a kid — provided, of course, you s You should read this review if: 1. Sometimes I'd disappoint her because I didn't value stuff like family honor.20
It was Robert Ackley, this guy that roomed right next to me.
Finally, it is so not anti-feminist.
Jerusha Abbot is an 18 yr old orphan who attracts the attention of a trustee by writing a subversive essay. He offers to pay for her education to become a writer on the condition that she writes to him about her education.14
She's unexpectedly given the chance to go to college when one of the orphanage trustees reads a humorous English essay that she wrote and offers to pay her way.
As a young adult I would probably rate this as a five star read.
To her credit, though, she defies his bossiness on a couple of points, and makes her own decision! I used to email a Malay girl a few years back and she'd tell me about movies she had to watch in secret. Given the times, it's not too surprising that Judy also makes some positive comments about socialism, as well as a few snarky comments about religion.17
But somehow along the way, she happens to fall in love with him, despite the 14 years age gap.
I won't give a synopsis because it's been done many times here on GR and I don't want to spoil things, but it really is a very cute story.
Not fishy but taun taun-y. At this point, I wouldn't seek it out as such --I'm trying not to get sucked into more commitments to series and sequels right now. Seemed an appropriate evening to indulge in a little childhood nostalgia.
Judy is a heroine that is very admirable and whom everyone must set an example of.
So: Daddy-Long-Legs is an absolute delight.
Do I rate them as I enjoy them now, or as I would have enjoyed them had I read it as a young adult? Mixed feelings on this one. Sometimes people tell themselves things. Do I rate them as I enjoy them now, or as I would have enjoyed them had I read it as a young adult? He will be her benefactor and responsible for her, her college fees, although he chooses to remain unknown to her.17
Well, that was me when I started to listen to the audio version of Daddy Long Legs.
Way to be random, Deborah.