Thoughts On “The Girl You Left Behind”

The painting of Sophie Lefevre, along with Sophie herself, captivate the German Kommandant in charge of occupying a small French town during World World I. A century later, the painting finds itself hanging in the bedroom of Liv Halston, grieving for her late husband. When the legitimacy of her ownership of the painting is tested, … Continue reading Thoughts On “The Girl You Left Behind”


Thoughts On “Chasing Redbird”

When I was in the 5th grade, Sharon Creech was my favorite author. What I loved most about her was that she wrote realistic fiction (realistic enough for my 5th grade mind anyway.) She wrote about actual children, their families, and their feelings. My love of Sharon Creech led me to Jerry Spinelli, who led … Continue reading Thoughts On “Chasing Redbird”

Thoughts On “Anne of Avonlea” and “Anne of the Island”

Anne starts a new chapter of her life as the young new school teacher of Avonlea. She wins over her pupils, makes new friends with kindred spirits, helps Marilla raise the two orphans she adopted, while continuing to have her own little adventures. Writing that two sentence summary was incredibly difficult. Do you know why, … Continue reading Thoughts On “Anne of Avonlea” and “Anne of the Island”