Wednesday, April 16, 2008

POLLYANNA

Eleanor H. Porter
Genre: Children's Classic
Published: 1913
Personal Rating: 4.5/5
Yearly Count: 50



Pollyanna is orphaned at eleven years old. Her wealthy Aunt Polly feels it's her duty to have Pollyanna move in with her. Right from the start, Pollyanna spreads her "gladness" wherever she goes. As time passes, she touches the lives of many people in her community until her own "gladness" is in need of repair.

This was delightful! Of course, I am aware of the Pollyanna stereotype, but now I have a clear image ingrained in my mind. I am so glad that I finally read this uplifting book. I am. I am.


14 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this but it sounds lovely, thanks for the recommendation :)

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  2. I've got this one on my decades list (at least I think I do). Now I'm really anxious to get to it!

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  3. Rhinoa ~ Pollyanna is very similar to Anne in Anne of Green Gables; however, Pollyanna is a standalone book and has a moral. AofGG is a life story in a series. I actually liked it better than Anne.

    Debi ~ I strongly encourage you to put it on your decades list, if it's not there already. I really liked it and think you will, too.

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  4. the Disney movie version of this book was a favorite of my childhood. i've definitely got to read it! thanks for the review!

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  5. Is Hailey Mills the one who plays Pollyanna in the movie? Anyway, I remember seeing it as a child and enjoying it.

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  6. Alison ~ I never saw the movie. Hmm, I may look into doing that.

    Trish ~ I have no clue, but it sounds like she would be a good fit.

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  7. Better than Anne of Green Gables??!!

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  8. Maw Books ~ I know that many people probably wouldn't agree, but yes, I liked it better than Anne. I've only read the first book in the Anne series and enjoyed her very much. However, what I loved about this book was the moral theme present throughout and how it made me feel. In general, there's not a lot of difference in the main characters, except that Anne grows up. I was actually wondering why they were soooo similar and how Montgomery felt after this one came out.

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  9. Wow, if this is as good as Anne, I'd better read it. I loved Anne of Green Gables and I loved the Pollyanna movies. I bet I love the book also.

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  10. Framed ~ Pollyanna movies!?! I know there's one, but there are others?

    I could have just been in the best possible mood for the timing of this book, because I really did like it a lot.

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  11. I love this book - one of my childhoo favs! Although the ladies in "Sex in the City" painted Charlotte as Pollyanna, I thought she was a sweet child who made the best of her circumstances.

    Compared with Anne, I'd prefer Anne for her fiery character anytime :)

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  12. Kittycat ~ I just read the second in the Anne series and still like Pollyanna better. :) However, now they are becoming two different reads with Anne growing up and venturing off.

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  13. Anybody heard of a anne of green gables movie?

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  14. Sudha ~ I think those that are real fans of Anne of Green Gables are aware. I just started reading the series last year and while I like her, I don't have any burning desire to watch the movies. I probably will one day, but I'm not running to blockbuster anytime soon. :)

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