Terça-feira, 8 de Dezembro de 2009

.: 117. Starry, Starry Night: Three Holiday Stories, Lurlene McDaniel :.

272 páginas

 

Sinopse:

The star that led the three wise men could be the same star wished upon this Christmastime by three young women.

In the opening story, "Christmas Child," fifteen-year-old Melanie feels cheated when her baby sister, born during the holidays, lives only a few days. But the baby's brief life shows Melanie the lasting value of love.

Brenda struggles between noble intentions and earthier desires when she becomes a dying boy's final chance for happiness in "Last Dance."

The closing story, "Kathy's Life," presents the life of one sixteen-year-old as seen through the eyes of a second. To Ellie, Kathy seems to have it all. Kathy is beautiful and intelligent and has the perfect job as a live-in caregiver for a couple's baby boy. But not everything is as perfect as it seems. Ellie doesn't know that Kathy may have to give up the one person that she loves most in the world.

 

Opinião:

Um livro muito, muito leve fácil de ler - ideal para o final das aulas, quando o cérebro já não consegue processar coisas muito complexas!

Não posso dizer que tenha adorado. Lê-se muito bem, mas os contos são simplesmente  demasiado sentimentais para o meu gosto, além de o desenrolar das histórias acabar por ser bastante óbvio em alguns pontos; não é um livro que faça o meu género. No entanto, não deixou de ser uma boa companhia.

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