Name: An Old Fashioned Girl
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Brief summary: Polly, a naive country girl, goes to the city to visit her friend, Fanny Shaw, and her family. While she's there, Polly realizes that people are growing up a lot earlier now. Her friend, Fanny, dresses different, and goes to adult activities. Polly, on the other hand, prefers playing with little Maude Shaw, or sledding with Tom Shaw, Fanny's brother, to spending time with Fanny and her high society friends. This touching book is the story of Polly's journey to staying true to herself while in a place where it's odd to be yourself.
Grade/Age level: 10 and up
If you like this book, you will also like....Eight Cousins and Little Women, both by Louisa May Alcott
Personal Opinion: This was probably the first book that I had to read for school that I actually really really enjoyed. Wait, no. I liked Lilies of the Field too. Ninth grade books are better than any of the other years. *shrug*
I highly, highly highly recommend you read this. It's SUCH a good book!
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