Monday, 26 November 2007

The Englisher by Beverly Lewis

This is another book from my Fall into Reading list, and is the second in the series Annie's People by Beverly Lewis. It is the continuing story of Annie Zook, who struggles with her desire to draw and paint against her preacher father's orders and her love of an englisher or non-amish person. She sees how easy her father is on her brother's doings and struggles with wanting to please her family and feeling that life isn't fair.

I enjoy reading about the Amish people and how they deal with things in their own culture and how they interact with the outside world. Beverly Lewis writes about these people with understanding and empathy. She develops her characters well and uses great descriptions. In this story I find myself rooting for the characters and yet not sure how she will write the final book to get things to work out. I can't wait to read the last book in the series.

1 comment:

Tristi Pinkston said...

I like Beverly Lewis a lot -- she's a great writer.

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