Friday, September 15, 2006

Here lies the Librarian

Here Lies the Librarian
Peck, Richard
Dial Books
Kirkus 3/1
As usual Peck's writing was excellent. Peewee, Peck's charming narrator, draws the reader easily into her 1914 small town life and the excitement of the summer when their town was invaded by four young librarians. Add to Peck's usual charm and witt, a cast of very strong female characters who manage to balance being lady-like (or in Peewee's case learning to be lady-like) with being independant and resourceful, forging thier own future in a time when women were expected to depend on men. There were some parts which were unrealistic, but nothing that was so jarring that it broke through the spell the story wove for me at least.

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