The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

eBook - 2009-01-08
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When Truly Plaice's mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how recordbreakingly huge the baby boy would ultimately be. The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother's death in childbirth, and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of femine perfection. When he, too, relinquished his increasingly tenuous grip on life, Truly and Serena Jane are separated--Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.Serena Jane's beauty proves to be her greatest blessing and her biggest curse, for it makes her the obsession of classmate Bob Bob Morgan, the youngest in a line of Robert Morgans who have been doctors in Aberdeen for generations. Though they have long been the ...
Publisher: New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2009-01-08.
ISBN: 9780446594547
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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ronchervy
Aug 14, 2016

Good story but weird at times.

JCLKinsleyR Oct 07, 2013

This book reminds me of "Big Fish." It tells the journey of many intertwined lives that have to bare much more sorrow than joy, but there are whimsical elements woven throughout. Not as far fetched whimsy as in "Big Fish," but more hopefulness for a happier life.

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jeanie123
Mar 09, 2013

This was a great book. It was very well written and thought provoking on many different subjects. The perfect sister did not get the perfect life. The "abnormal" sister turned out to be a really cool person, despite all the cruelty she had to endure. It was an amazing exploration of the themes of cruelty, betrayal, guilt, assisted suicide and homophobia as well as acceptance, compassion, friendship and love.

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cvig
Aug 25, 2012

An interesting novel about a woman who has been told she was strange her entire life. Based in a small town, Truly must deal with her family obligations amid their teasing and try to find happiness in herself. Ultimately, she must learn to love herself before she can forgive those who tried to make her life miserable. There is mystery and love both in this book, and the story nicely wraps up both of these themes in the end. A satisfying read!

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lorore
Jul 01, 2012

A bit weird in places, but otherwise well-written with the characters interwoven really well. Basically a nice story....

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bookglow
Oct 08, 2011

What a great little story. Made me think how much one's appearance can limit them from pursuing their dreams.

What a wonderful read! Fantastic characters, great characterization of life in a small town and a bit of witchcraft thrown in! I highly recommend!

mlbleichwehl Jan 11, 2011

Elements of magical realism

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macierules
Dec 05, 2009

I enjoyed this book very much. There was a timeless quality about it - like a fairy tale. I had to very often shake my head to remember it was taking place in today's world and not the 19th century.

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