The Little Friend

The Little Friend 1

by Donna Tartt

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/2006

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Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin's murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child's game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.
ISBN:
9780747573647
9780747573647
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-2006
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
576
Dimensions (mm):
198x129mm
Weight:
0.46kg
Donna Tartt

Born in Greenwood Mississippi, 1963, Donna Tartt was educated at the University of Mississippi and Bennington College and is the authour of three novels. They are The Secret History (1992), The Little Friend (2002), and The Goldfinch (2013). She won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend in 2003 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Goldfinch in 2014.

She lives in Mississippi and New York City.

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  • A good book from an amazing author

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    The Little Friend is a good portrayal of the internal life of a precocious child - the conclusions Harriet draws in her search for her brother's killer are simultaneously sensible and dangerous. Her voice is pinned down perfectly and as usual Donna Tartt's descriptions are beautiful. If The Little Friend suffers from anything it's that The Secret History and The Goldfinch are such great books that The Little Friend, by being merely good, falls short in comparison.

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