The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Describe it in 25 words or less. Three siblings go to live by a railway in the country with their mother and try and do their best by doing kind things.
Genre: Classic Children’s Literature.
Who was your favorite character and why? Mother, because she was always there for her children and also very understanding of them.
Who was your least favorite character and why? This is a tough question, as all the characters in this book were all quite loveable, but it would probably be Peter because he was usually a bit superior.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? I don’t think ‘grab’ is the right word, but the story was very interesting.
Was it plot or character driven? A little more character driven.
What did you think of the ending? Heart-warming. I mean the entire book was heart-warming but the ending, especially.
What was the moral of the story? There is always hope.
Favorite quote: I had many favorites, but this one is probably my MOST favorite: “She was always very angry when anyone else called her a little girl, even if the adjective that went first was not ‘silly’ but ‘nice’ or ‘good’ or ‘clever.’” – E. Nesbit
Who would you recommend it to? Those who love books with relatable characters, a heart-warming story, trains and that are set in the early 1900s, or people who like books that mention lots of flowers.
Number of unknown words: 4
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