Miriam

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (19 of 20)
Location: Israel
Birthday: 21 July
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,651,356 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 20
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I though it would be just a nice read, and I couldn't put it off!!! It's beautiful, exciting, thrilling. Full of secrets that unfold "like a Russian doll" - just as Kate Morton herself expresses it. And you never know how many dolls are there yet in store for you, how many surprises. It twists many events in different years, and at first you can't figure out how they're all connected... In 1913 a three-year-old girl dressed like a little lady makes a dreadful sea voyage from London to Australia all by herself and doesn't even remember her name... In 1900 a twelve-year-old orphan tries to survive in the cruel "Dickens's" London, take care of her mute twin brother and escape the workhouse at… Read more
Emily of New Moon (Children's continuous series) by L. M. Montgomery
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, 28 Aug 2006
You simply cannot put it aside before you finish!

Emily is surely very different from Anne, though she definitely is a "kindred spirit". The plot seems to be very non-original: a recently orphaned pre-teen is taken by relatives who are not really interested in taking her, and the lives of all are turned upside-down, until they cannot imagine life without her. Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna... you know you have seen this before. And yet... Certainly don't miss it!

Emily is a very special girl. She writes. She simply can't live without writing. Her growing-up is reflected in the constant improvement of her writing - first these are naive, chidish letters to her father… Read more
Zia by Scott O'Dell
Zia by Scott O'Dell
5.0 out of 5 stars Very deep and moving, 16 Aug 2006
I had to read this book twice to see everything there is in it... I love this book, and I love Zia, but it is very sad. Zia is veyy strong and determined, but she doesn't care for anything but Karana. She closes her heart to everyone but Karana - even before she actually meets her, she only thinks of her and only wants her. And then... she finds herself all alone. Even her younger brother, who loves her so much, leaves her, because seeing that there is no place for him in Zia's heart, he gives his heart to the sea. It's also sad that Father Vicente's good intentions don't work out because they are not practical, and that means there is no way at all for the Indians. They can never become… Read more

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