Reminiscing Monday #4: Daddy-Long-Legs

It’s Monday once again and  i’m here with this section in which i’ll be talking about Books, Shows and Movies i’ve read/seen a while ago but because of reasons i haven’t talked about them in the blog before.

Here i’ll review mostly from the feelings and impressions these left in me back in the day and what i can remember to this day.

And today, i wanna talk to you about:

Daddy-Long-Legs Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster

This book is an epistolary one, about a young orphan girl that gets the possibility of going to college thanks to an anonymous donor to whom she has to write letters as payment for his help. As the story develops Jerusha ‘Judy’ Abbot will find herself as a young independent woman in the world, she’ll find friends and frienemies and even love .

The book has and will always be one of my favorites, i remember the first time my sister read it to me. It was a wonderful book then, and i still love it now.

I use to read it at least once a year, and to be honest i remember it a little too well since i read it about 16 times, but yet, i still enjoy each reading and cry in the end (it’s happy crying not sad crying).

As i said before, it’s written as letters to an anonymous man of whom Jerusha does only know that he is tall and a male. I think this way of telling the story makes it even more real. I love how you can see Jerusha growing as a person in her own words, saying what she thinks and how she should say it to someone she loves but doesn’t know.

The friends Jerusha makes on the way are of my most beloved ones, Sally, Julia and Jarvie are very vivid as Jerusha describes them in her letter.

The book is written in a very sweet way, as the main character is herself sweet and naive at first. Her development, thanks to the people she gets to know and how much she wants to succeed in life is an inspiration even in the XXI century when women have more rights and equality it’s a thing.

Anyway, this is a very fluent reading, is short, funny and very sweet. Also, there’s the wonderful ending to the book that will just leave you in the clouds… i recommend it to everyone because it’s such a beautiful reading, i think most people would totally enjoy it.

‘Til Next Time 😉




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