My One Hundred Adventures

My One Hundred Adventures

by Polly Horvath
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My One Hundred Adventures 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
LibraryCat More than 1 year ago
Jane wished for a summer filled with adventures. She definitely ended up in the middle of a lot of strange events with very strange characters. Jane did her best to always do the right thing, even while struggling with frustrating Nellie and Mrs. Gourd. I love Jane's reactions and feelings, which are very honest. The writing is very touching and makes me think back to the care-free summers of youth.
ShawnSorensen43 More than 1 year ago
What makes this book really stand out is the poetic language, the unforgettable/quirky small town characters, and the openness in addressing alternative lifestyles. The protagonist is a twelve-year old girl who brings out the worst and best in adults, who has a mother living off the land and trying to settle on one of her many bachelors. The symbolic beach setting is what got me. I also savored the characters, many of whom stay surrounded by mystery through much of the book. A great book for girls 11-15, this title would also make a superb book group or classroom discussion-type read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT AMAZING I LUV IT YOU CAN READ IT AND SAY IT WAS A GOOD BOOK!!!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Clever, lovely, and insightfully sharp, 12-year-old Jane is on a mission for one hundred adventures, and she is ready for them.

Her home is a permanent beach house that has doors that are always wide open, no matter the time of day or night or weather, and is delightful and homey. Jane loves her home and her family - her hopeless romantic mother and her three brothers and sisters.

But then a slew of possible fathers comes roaming around the beach, there's the coincidence of a dropped Bible on a baby's head, a gullible mother, and the question that maybe Nellie Phipps isn't really in the right mind as pastor and a responsible adult.

I loved this book. It is a slow paced one, but the tempo of this novel makes you savor it, and paints a detailed picture of one incredibly sharp girl.

MY ONE HUNDRED ADVENTURES is a charming read, and is very touching and endearing. Readers will identify with Jane, who longs for adventure and freedom, and her free-willed spirit and kind nature. Polly Horvath's style brings out the characters, such as the adults, painfully real, but somehow there is always this wishful feeling in her style, and I always felt as if there was maybe, just maybe, a touch of magic in her words.

I recommend this book for people who like simple stories about life and growing out of your innocence and into becoming a more responsible person. I know that people who love detail will enjoy this book, and it is wonderfully written, as well. But watch out - this tale is a little tricky, and there may be a few big words out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first person present tense voice. It made the book come to life. Excellent read.
swallow More than 1 year ago
This book is so beautiful, in a way that goes beyond the age and reading level of a reader. Its simple and elegant imagery really makes an impression. Not to mention it is quite humorous! I want to read it over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i am reading Rachael
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This book made me so happy to read! It was proboly one of the best books i read when i was younger
Margaret Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
The custamer review was good...