As this classic book opens, Rose, recently orphaned, is a 13-year-old, sickly girl mourning the death of her father. Through the tutelage and love of a lively, forward-thinking uncle and the friendship of seven boisterous male cousins, we see Rose turn into a happy, healthy young woman. This wonderful, wholesome book is a timeless story packed with beautiful, fun writing and beautiful, profound messages. Young women will not only love this book’s plot and characters, but its inspiring messages will stay with them for many years to come. However, this book is challenging to read.
Please note: one chapter contains racisms toward Asians. You may want to talk about this chapter with your children if you choose to read the book.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
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