Grade 7 Reviews A Northern Lightby Jennifer Donnelly
Review by: Anne B.
Virginia, Grade 7
A Northern Light, is based on the book An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. A Norhtern Light tells the fictionalized version of the murder of Grace Brown which took place in the Adirondack Mountains.
I liked A Northern Light because it presented an inside look into the life of a young woman before she was murdered. Mattie was challenged with her own obstacles as she tried to succeed in school and take care of her family and her father's struggling farm. At the same time Mattie is trying to solve the Brown murder by reading the letters that Grace wrote to Chester Gillette before he took her away and murdered. A Northern Light is a great book that will leave you wanting more from Jennifer Donnelly.