Saturday, 6 February 2010

Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster

This was another fantastic book sent to me and my mum by Diana! I really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting.

This book is about a girl of about 18 who has lived in an orphanage all of her life. She is called Jerusha Abbott but she hates Jerusha so she changes her name to Judy. One of the founders of the orphanage sees a piece of her excellent writing and think that she is good enough to go to college. He sends her to a girls college which is very different from the orphanage.

In exchange for the fees of being sent to the college, Judy is told that she must write letters to the man who sent her to the college, but not to expect any back. She knows absolutely nothing about this man. She is told that she must write them to Mr John Smith, but she calls him Daddy Long Legs in his letters. Judy has no idea if he even reads her letters or just chucks them in the bin!

I really enjoyed this book as the letters that Judy writes get more and more interesting about her life and what's happening.

I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys reading books with letters in them as it was a really great read! Thank you Diana! I would definitely give it a 9 out of 10.

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