Jean Webster’s 1912 epistolary novel follows the personal growth Jerusha “Judy” Abbot, from her tumultuous youth in an orphanage to her college education, which is provided to her by a mysterious benefactor.
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I loved this book so much. I didn’t know what to expect, but when I opened up to the dedication, I saw “To you,” which I though was decidedly forward of the author...
But it WAS for me—everything I wanted. A plucky, likeable heroine who knew what she wanted and grew from her circumstances. The story goes through a very relatable journey through college and romance, snapshots of the early 1900s, and clever storytelling. The plot was predictable, but I still laughed and cried. I’m so glad I found this.
It’s a quick, simple, cheerful read, from Jean Webster to you.
An amazing book; I read this whenever I want to feel cheerful and happy. Very sweet and lovable characters.
One of my favorites :’)