ANNIE'S CHOICE by Clara Gillow Clark

ANNIE'S CHOICE

Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In this 1920's story, set in the rural Northeast, Annie Lucas is the first in her family given the opportunity to continue her education. But there are obstacles: she must pass high-school entrance exams, find a room in town, persuade her family to release her from duties on the farm. As she watches her two oldest siblings escape the drudgery of farm life and the youngest enter the world, nearly costing her mother's life, she's beset by conflicting emotions. Foremost, she doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps, though circumstances persistently press her in that direction. First-novelist Clark's delineation of Annie's character is awkward and erratic, yet the final pages here provide a satisfying and credible conclusion. (Illustrations not seen.) (Fiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56397-053-8
Page count: 196pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993




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