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Book Review of Annie (Ellie's People, Bk 10)

Annie (Ellie's People, Bk 10)
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Nine-year-old Annie is a poor country girl who is left in the care of an Amish family while her mother pursues her drunken father. Dad is imprisoned, and Mom dies of a fever, giving Borntrager the opportunity to relate the customs, vocabulary, and lifestyle of her native sect as Annie is assimilated into the Troyer family. The central conflict concerns Lucy Troyer's growing jealousy of the attention and special consideration shown to her friend. The emotions are convincing enough, and some of the supporting cast, particularly the parents, are multidimensional. Sophisticated urbanites may scoff at the traditional path that teenage Annie trods--into the carriage of eligible Leon Troyer--but many communities will embrace the clear values and quotes from Scripture.


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