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Book Review of M.C. Higgins, the Great

M.C. Higgins, the Great
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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.