Pollyanna Grows Up

A equel to Pollyanna discovers the effervescent orphan on the verge of womanhood.

Her crippled legs cured, Pollyanna takes her glad heart to cheer new friends in Boston before travelling to Europe with Aunt Polly and Dr Chilton. But growing up brings sorrows as well as joys, and when she eturns after six ears, with Dr Chilton dead and Aunt Polly fallen on hard times, even Pollyanna has trouble maintaining her usual cheerful outlook.
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Pollyanna Grows Up
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Published February 29th 1996 by Puffin Classics (first published 1915

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n entertaining sequel to 'Pollyanna', full of characters from the irst novel, including Aunt Polly, John Pendleton and Jimmy Bean, who is now Jimmy Pendleton.In the first half of he novel, Pollyanna is sent to stay with Mrs Ruth Carew, a lady in deep depression because her beloved little nephew was taken away by his eccentric father.

Ruth ca n't bear not knowing whether he 's experiencin, or even dead.There in Boston, Pollyanna continues her tradition of helping people transform their lives, including Jamie, a crippled boy in a wheelchair, who might even turn out to be Mrs Carew 's lost nephew.

She nds up with he man her heart chooses, but eve after clearing it with Aunt Polly, then Uncle John first!

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I first read Pollyanna, as a oungster, probably around the time the first Disney movie was released.

I kne this book, probably more because of the ovie and my crush on Hayley Mills.

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Eve knowing these two things beforehand will make it easier.Cleanliness: Children 's Bad WordsMild Obscenities& Substitutions- 7 Incidents: pooh, Jove, shucks, Name Calling- 7 Incidents: Duffers, DagoReligious Profanities- 11 Incidents: Gee, Gorry, Gee whiz, Good heavensReligious& Supernatural- 1 Incident: Someone mentions " feeling like a heathen goddess in a Hindu temple. " Conversation Topics- 2 Incidents: Mentions a man was cursing ( no words provided).

You remember that anothe woma is poor and can only suspect that it ha some inappropriate line of work or situation that the woma was trying to force her into.Later, this same young woman talks about a riend of hers that decided to go with that man and how she was n't a respectable lady any longer and was taken in by a rescue home.

With each review, I provide a Cleanliness Report, mentioning any objectionable content I come across so that parents and/or conscientious readers ( like me) can determine beforehand whether they want to ead this book or ot.

You ’ ll see my updates as I ’ m reading and know which books I ’ m liking and what I ’ m not finishing and why.

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Various small adventures are charming -- Pollyanna goes to Boston, meets new people, and wants to live in city for the last time -- but they 're sewn through with behavior I 'd hate for children to try repeating in real life.

Which is SUPER CREEPY but whatever, John Pendleton 's actually into Jamie Carew 's adoptive mother-aunt-thing ( it 's th shor story), so it all works out.

John and Mrs. Carew marry, Jamie and Sadie marry, and Jimmy and Pollyanna marry, and everyone lives happily ever after.

And I certainly do n't fee they eed to sa about how girls are obligated to make men happy if someone else they know said no to them in the past.Even with all the dated attitudes set aside, I was reminded in the set-up of the novel.

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;) ( hide spoiler) ] Honestly, if it ha n't for the act that two out of the six ( yes, six!) lovers entertain no specific fears about possible competition for their love, I 'm retty sure the whole tangled mess would still be sitting there today!

Of course, he entir thing ould also have been minimize if a couple of other people had n't insisted on being overwhelmingly sweet and noble and not declaring their own happines when it would n't have been fair to their perceived competition.

;) S, I wan one of he way I like best about th ook is the evidences of real friendship that pop up, ven from people who ar every right to be -- and sometimes are -- particularly jealous of one another.

<3<3<3 (view spoiler)[Especially coming from Jimmy to Jamie.

( hide spoiler) ]* melts into a puddle just thinking about it* The other stuf I particularly like about his novel is the characters themselves.

( view spoiler) [ For the record, though, I do n't have any regrets that Jamie did n't end up with Pollyanna.

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