Monday, December 20, 2010

Matchless by Gregory Maguire

On an island so far north that it snowed from September to April, a boy named Frederik kept himself warm by keeping a secret.
What a sweet, sad but hopeful little story.  It's the classic Little Match Girl story tied together with the story of Frederik, a poor simple boy.  The Little Match Girl tale is sandwiched between Frederik's story and is an almost faithful version of that story. The tale of Frederik is just as simple.  A little boy who barely interacts with the Little Match Girl but whose life intersects with hers nonetheless.  It is a very short, very simple tale much like a classic fairy tale but so so sweet.  I will admit to tearing up at the end.  It is a beautiful little book.

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Holiday Reading


  1. Sounds interesting. It took me a while, but I really enjoyed reading Maguire's Wicked (and absolutely loved the Broadway version!)


  2. sounds perfect, and have a merry Christmas.

  3. @Amanda - It was :)

    @Juju - Yes.

    @Sue - Wicked is one of those love/hate books for me. I'd like to see the show though.

    @Kaye - Thanks, you too!


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