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Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

Created: 07/25/21

Replies: 6

Posted Jul. 25, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
LisaBB

Join Date: 05/12/19

Posts: 13

Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

Did you prefer one narrator over the other? Did you find yourself relating more easily to Lucy or Bert because of your own experiences or personal characteristics?


Posted Jul. 25, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Gabi

Join Date: 02/22/21

Posts: 40

RE: Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

I liked both characters as narrators equally but related more to Lucy in that as a child I was innately curious and a bibliophile (and yes, Nancy Drew was a fav). Also, like Lucy I would have been easily drawn to and found a best friend in Bert.


Posted Jul. 26, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
gerrieb

Join Date: 09/03/19

Posts: 125

RE: Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

I enjoyed both narrations and I liked both characters equally. The beauty of this for me was I could identify with both girls. The dread of growing up, punctuated by the excitement of maturing, the love of books and words and knowledge. It was so easy to slip into the story.


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tishcarg

Join Date: 05/19/21

Posts: 6

RE: Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

I enjoyed the narrators alternating between Lucy and Bert with each chapter. The character development of both was complete. I could identify with Bert being a bit of a rebel since that was somewhat like me growing up with a near-perfect sister. I felt I could never be as perfect as her so I chose to act out to establish a separate identity. I was also like Lucy, being a lover of books and an avid Nancy Drew fan.


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Janet Smith

Join Date: 07/28/14

Posts: 44

RE: Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

I really enjoyed Lucy and Bert. Also enjoyed how the author alternated between the two characters with every chapter. Both were good country girls.


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melissa c.

Join Date: 01/10/21

Posts: 76

RE: Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

I enjoyed the format of the chapters alternating between Lucy and Bert. I related more to Lucy since reading was an important aspect of my childhood. Not only was I interested in books and reading but I remember my mother always reading on the couch and my father reading the newspaper and medical journals. And Bert reminded me of several friends I had while growing up.


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susanr

Join Date: 04/14/11

Posts: 153

RE: Did you relate to Lucy or Bert?

I related more to Lucy because I was a reader when I was their age. I really liked the way that the story was told using alternating chapters for each girl


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