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The Indigo Girl
by Natasha Boyd

PBR Review One of the things I like most about this book is that, although a fictionalized account of a true person, it feels real. Itís also inspiring to read about a young woman ahead of her time. Sixteen year- ld Eliza Lucas is incredibly mature for her age, proving many times over to be up to the task of overseeing three family plantations. I love that when faced with challenges, she defies custom and follows her kind heart. I also loved watching her grow from a teenager unsure of herself and her place in the world to a woman of substance who made a considerable contribution to the economy of the South. As I do with a lot of historical fiction, I wonder how I would fare in similar circumstances. Recommend.Back.
Talking Points: Eliza is a young woman who defies convention and perseveres to attain her goal, which is no small feat in the 1700s. The story touches on a lot of social issues of the South in this time period, like racial inequality, treatment of slaves and the rights of women. Contrasting the differences and similarities between then and now will certainly make for lively discussion, as the choices and actions of Eliza.
PBR Reader Comments:
My favorite kind of book; the true account of an ambitious young woman finding her way in a closed society, a manís world. A young woman far ahead of her time, Eliza Lucas possesses strong values and a defiant nature. She is scrappy, outspoken and goes for the brass ring in life.
by-Linda 2018/01/06, 09:52 AM

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