I just recently finished reading Jennifer Donnelly’s ‘A Gathering Light’. It’s one of those books that you just can’t put down once you have started reading it! for starters it has a gripping and unique story line. If you are in search of a mild thriller then this book is what you have been looking for! Go get yourself a copy of ‘A Gathering Light’! and enjoy the thrill.
This book tells the story of two different girls, Mattie Gokey and Grace Brown, both in their own different worlds. Mattie is young and ambituous. She, even though comes from a poor and uneducated background, wants to become a well known writer. She dreams of going to New York. Her teacher, a Miss Emma Wilcox encourages her to go to college because only she is the one who understands how much Mattie wants to become a writer. She even lends her a lot of her own books to read.
Family responsibilities pull Mattie back from her dreams. Mattie is torn between her love for writing and her love for her family. She just can’t seem to make up her mind and that’s when the story of Grace Brown plays a crucial part in Mattie’s own life. In the present, Grace Brown is dead. Mattie learns about her only through the letters that she has left behind. The letters help Mattie sort out her own problems in life. The letters give her the ultimate answer and helps her to finally make the right choice. It’s a really liberating story that touches your heart. The past and the present have been beautifully knitted into one perfect piece to make one perfect story. A
must read for all those seeking a heart touching novel!