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Limberlost Series

The Limberlost Series has two books and they are both amazing! They are written by Gene Stratton Porter, an incredible writer from the 19 hundreds. If you are hesitant to read a novel that is that old, don't be! After the first few chapters is was easy to read while still being a well written book. Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost are not closey related so you do not have to read one to understand the other.

These two books are some of my favorites that I believe everyone should read at least once in their life. Both stories are coming of ages novels, one about a boy and the other about a girl who both find their life and learn to grow up at the Limberlost. It took me about two days to read each book because one I picked them up, I could not put them down!

These books fall under the genres of young adult, romance, classic, and historical fiction. and are for ages 11/12 and up.


Book 1: Freckles

Age Range: 10 and up

An American classic written in 1904, is about a young man who has one hand and no name. Freckles, everyone calls him that because he has a lot of freckles on his face, is an Irish immigrant brought up in an orphanage in Chicago, and then runs away in hopes of finding work.


Book 2: A Girl of the Limberlost

Age Range: 12 and up

Elnora Comstock is a poor but smart sixteen-year-old girl who wants nothing more than to go to highschool. She lives in the country, and the only high school is in the nearby city, a three-mile walk, so she has to go there and back every day. Elnora has no money for school or books but is determined to go.


If you have read the Limberlost Series, let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Do you have a book you want to be reviewed? Let me know, and I'll add it to my list! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're here.



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Sep 04, 2022

I’ve read A Girl of the Limberlost but I haven’t read Freckles yet. I thought A Girl of the Limberlost was excellent, and I would definitely recommend it to others. Other than being a little bit of a challenging read due to the older language, it has a beautiful story and the author is great at painting pictures in your imagination. I would say listening to A Girl of the Limberlost would be best, however, if you’d prefer to read it, it’s still a great book.



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