Book Reviews of Ramona

Author: Helen Hunt Jackson
ISBN-13: 9780380003839
ISBN-10: 038000383X
Publication Date: 7/1/1976
Pages: 352
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Time is not doing this author any favors. Yes, this is a classic,but time has made it nearly unreadable. The style of story telling is no longer engaging. The dialog is over sweet and archaic in a way that makes you want to skip whole paragraphs.
As a Southern Californian I really expected to enjoy the history and descriptions of mission life etc.Sadly I was disappointed.There is a smattering of cultural observation and the racial realities exposed are jarring and no doubt historically spot on. Unfortunately the story is like a vintage Gothic romance with political ramblings thrown in. The novel was hard to get through even with the personal perks of name places that are familiar to me. Unless this is a English class required reading, I would suggest finding a classic that is holding up better for a modern reader.
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American novel of the great love of a spirited Indian girl caught between two worlds.
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The Ramona Pageant is a play based on this book. The outdoor play is held annually in Hemet, California. It's a beautiful story set in a glorious outdoor stage. It cannot be missed!