Category Archives: Author: Jennifer Donnelly

A Northern Light

A Northern Light
Jennifer Donnelly

Awards are always a good hint.

Awards are always a good hint.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 400
Age Range: 14 and up
Year: 2003
Genre: Historical

Mattie is a talented young writer whose dreams of moving away from her small town to attend college in a big city are overshadowed by her family’s farm obligations and her hopes of becoming a wife. While working at a fancy hotel over the summer to earn money for her family, she finds herself wrapped up in the murder mystery of a young woman guest which hugely impacts her and ends up changing the path of her own life.

This is a great book for students who have a higher reading level. It is quite a page turner! Also, many of the characters in this story are based on real people which makes the story even more interesting.

-Ms. Beth


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Filed under Age Range: 14 and up, Author: Jennifer Donnelly, Genre: Historical, Page Count: 300-400, Year: 2000s