Review: My Ántonia

Title: My Ántonia
Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Boston), 1918
Genre: Historical Fiction

 

 

Written with an elegance that simply is not matched by 21st century authors, My Ántonia by Willa Carther tells the story of what it takes to “make it” as an American immigrant. The story is set at the turn of the 20th century, and pulls from Carther’s own experiences of moving westward as a child.

My Ántonia is the third and final book in Carther’s “prarie series”. In it, Carther has created wonderfully honest characters who are everything I wanted them to be and more. Take Jim, an American boy who moved from Virgina to the Nebraska plains where he met Ántonia, a young Bohemian girl who is fresh off the boat. Jim takes it upon himself to not only teach Ántonia the english language, but also what it is like to have a lifelong friend. A heartwarming classic story about the harships and friendships that life throws at you, I reccommend My Ántonia to all readers aged eight and up.

 

Posted by: Janine Reads

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