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M.c. Higgins, the Great
Mc Higgins the Great
Author: Virginia Hamilton
As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
ISBN-13: 9781439541661
ISBN-10: 1439541663
Publication Date: 8/11/2008
Pages: 271
Edition: Reissue
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

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Book Type: Library Binding
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beanymarie avatar reviewed M.c. Higgins, the Great on + 13 more book reviews
This book deserves high marks for its lyrical style, touching and relevant story and dynamic character conflicts.

In a nutshell, the story involves a coming of age for M.C.: there is conflict between old ways (e.g. superstitions/prejudices; regional culture vs. hopes for escape; father vs. son); there is a unique romantic subplot and an unusual, haunting friendship.

All in all, M.C. Higgins, the Great is a highly rewarding read for both adults and older kids.
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"This is one of those rare books which draws the reader in with the first paragraph and keeps him or her turning the pages until the end."- Publishers Weekly