Book Reviews of M. C. Higgins, the Great

M. C. Higgins, the Great
M C Higgins the Great
Author: Virginia Hamilton
ISBN-13: 9780027424805
ISBN-10: 0027424804
Publication Date: 8/1/1974
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Simon Schuster Children's Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
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"This is one of those rare books which draws the reader in with the first paragraph and keeps him or her turning the pages until the end."- Publishers Weekly
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This book deserves high marks for its lyrical style, touching and relevant story and dynamic character conflicts.

In a nutshell, the story involves a coming of age for M.C.: there is conflict between old ways (e.g. superstitions/prejudices; regional culture vs. hopes for escape; father vs. son); there is a unique romantic subplot and an unusual, haunting friendship.

All in all, M.C. Higgins, the Great is a highly rewarding read for both adults and older kids.
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This hardcover is the "Library Binding" type.
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From the back cover: Mayo Cornelius Higgins sits on his gleaming, forty foot steel pole, towering over his home on Sarah's Mountain. Stretched before him are rolling hills and shady valleys. But behind him lie the wounds of strip mining, including a mountain of rubble that may one day fall and bury his home.
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Two strangers aprroach the mountain where M.C. Higgins lives. One can make his mother famous; the other can offer freeom M.C. has never known. Which direction will they go?