Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What Katy Did At School - Susan Coolidge

Not having read the previous book, I remain in the dark as to 'What Katy Did At Home' but in this late 19th century opus, the righteous heroine is sent off to boarding school, where she acts as a role model to the other, more dissolute, students.

I enjoyed re-reading this because it reminded me of my childhood (we'd call it pre-teens today), though why I enjoyed it as a child I truly cannot fathom. Stereotypes didn't bother me back then, yet it seems to me now this inhumanly well-behaved girl should feel more forbidding than inspiring.

What is to be retained from the above : It really doesn't matter what kind of rubbish your children read, what matters is that they do.


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