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  A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Review by: Katherine A.
Illinois, Grade 7

There is a girl named Mattie who has recently lost her mother. She lives in a family with four sisters and a strict father who isnít always there for the family. Mattieís goal is to get into college but her dad thinks it is pointless. She becomes close with a boy named Royal and she thought they fell in love. Royal isnít very open to the idea of Mattie going to college either. Mattie has to make the right decision to stay and help with her large family or leave them to go to college if she gets in.

I liked how descriptive and well written it was. All of the characters had there own thoughts and messages and they all helped Mattie through the way. The two things I didnít like was how long the book was and it had miss use of language in some parts. Otherwise, the book is fantastic and I recommend it!

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