January 5, 2018

Dear Miss Prine • These Is My Words

I'm thrilled that I finally took the plunge and read These Is My Words! Hannah sent this one along to me, mostly because she thought I would enjoy the similar vibe it has to the Little House series... and she was absolutely right. These Is My Words is a fictional story about Sarah Prine, as inspired by the author's own family memoirs. It chronicles her life, the good, the bad and the in between from when she's a mere child to an adult with a family of her own. It took me a little while to get into this one, but once I was hooked, I was hooked.

Written in diary entries (a narrative style choice that I'm partial to), I was taken immediately by Miss Sarah Prine. She is, without a doubt, an incredibly memorable character with a personality that leapt off the page. She's smart, sassy and spunky, with a capable hand and a determined spirit - and she had me rooting for her right from the start. It's what made These Is My Words such an excellent read, really, the fact that I instantly felt connected to main character Sarah and cared about her story.

All in all, I definitely got the Little House vibes that Hannah promised and found that I was reading about a heroine that I could root for completely. Each moment of Sarah's tale felt real, and I felt the need to accompany her through it all, the good and the bad, the happy and the sad. These Is My Words is certainly not an easy read, nor is it one that I could recommend to others in a general sense. But if you're interested in historical fiction, stories told in diary entries or stories narrated by strong character voices, this may be something you should put on your radar.

Series: Sarah Agnes Prine #1
Publisher: Harper Perennial | Publication Date: April 1, 2008
Source: Paperback gifted by Hannah (Thanks!)

1) How long has this book been on your TBR? According to Goodreads, it's been on my TBR since January 2017. That's not too long at all, all things considered.

2) What topic/element made you want to read this book? I basically went for this one because Hannah told me it had 'Little House' vibes. I loved reading about that time period as a little girl, and was excited about reading something similar.

3) Have you read other books with this topic? Apart from the Little House series, no, I don't think I've read anything else about this topic. 


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