My Review of Christy: 4 stars
Such an uplifting read. Reminds me of “Anne of Green Gables” in its episodic format that carried more the feel of a life than a traditional story arc. I was fascinated by the way that the author put philosophical conversations in the character’s mouths and made them part of the plot… it was almost like the book itself was not just a book, but a vehicle to communicate her own belief system. I ordinarily don’t think that works in fiction because it feels like a device… and yet, she blended it in seamlessly here. Maybe it works just fine.