About: A young woman who is looked upon as a "giant" because she is abnormally large and treated with indifference and sometimes with cruelty.
Descriptive Words: heartbreaking, uplifting, mystical old world qualities.
Thoughts: When this book came out last year I read quite a few favorable and not so favorable reviews. I knew that this was one that I wanted to read for myself. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to decide whether or not I believed in Truly's world. I can honestly say that throughout the book I found myself not liking Truly and then with the turn of the page, having extreme sympathy for her. She tells her story with unflinching honesty and gives no passes for anyone's behavior. Even her own. I think what I will take away the most from this story is how Truly accepts who she is in the end and is fine with what she sees in the mirror. I found myself truly (no pun intended) immersed in her story of life in Aberdeen County.
Source: Newman Communications
Why I Chose: I wanted to read it last year but never made the time. When I was asked to review 'The Little Giant of Aberdeen County' for the paperback launch I couldn't resist!
Recommend? Yes, I think Truly Plaice is a character that you should get to know personally!
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