Sarah, Plain and Tall

I don't know how many of you read these books when you were young. I discovered them several years ago and just never got around to reading them until last week. Honestly, the experience of reading these books (I finished all three in two days) was very much the same as I got when reading Misty of Chincoteague and Anne of Green Gables. It gave me a feeling of longing and nostalgia for an era that ended long before I was born.

There are three books in this series. Sarah, Plain and Tall is the first, obviously. Next is Skylark, and last is Caleb's Story. Each book has a slightly different focus, and addresses a different question.


Sarah, Plain and Tall addresses the question "Who is Sarah?" or alternately, "What does it mean to leave home?"


Skylark comes back, picking up more or less right where the first book left off, give or take a couple months, with the question, "What is a home?"


Then the series wraps up with Caleb's Story, the only book in the series that's narrated by Caleb, rather than by his older sister Anna. In Caleb's Story, he asks the question "What is a family?" and boy do they go deep.

I'm giving this series a 4 out of 5, mostly because they were so short! I wanted more of this story, though I think for the style it's written in, this length is about all I'd have been able to handle.


In any case, I really enjoyed these books, and would recommend them to kids (or adults) who enjoy books like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables.

#Classic #FemaleProtag #Trilogy

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