Monday, November 14, 2016

Pollyanna Grows Up/ Eleanor Porter/ 216 pages

Pollyanna Grows Up was written by Eleanor Porter as a sequel to Pollyanna.  Pollyanna has recovered from her accident and has returned home to Aunt Polly and her new husband Dr. Chilton.  At the request of a nurse Pollyanna goes to Boston to bring her special magic to her spinster sister, Ruth Carew.  Miss Carew has lived in a dark dreary world ever since the disappearance of her nephew, Jamie.  Pollyanna is amazed at Boston, the size and number of people excite her.  It's not long before she makes friends and introduces Miss Carew to the 'stray people' she befriends.  Over the course of the book Pollyanna becomes a young woman facing yet another obstacle to overcome with her glad game.  The reader will be satisfied with the ending as all becomes clear and friends become more.  The only draw back in reading this book is setting it in time.  Pollyanna, Aunt Polly and Dr. Chilton spend six years in Europe.  It seems that they would have been there during World War I yet this never enters into the book.

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