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I’m struggling to understand the point of The Story Girl. The narrative is typical Montgomery; rambling, evocative, and brimming with childhood nostalgia. But so many parts didn’t make sense. Like why the narrative was told through Beverley’s perspective when it’s supposed to be about the Story Girl. Or what all these adults are doing traipsing across the globe, leaving a jumble of cousins to traverse the countryside largely ignored. And the magical stories were interesting but mostly interrupted the larger narrative at strange, unrelated points. The Story Girl’s stories, much like the story of The Story Girl, felt truncated and abrupt.
I’m undecided about continuing this series – I don’t know if The Golden Road will illuminate a point to these stories or if it will continue along in the same vein with no direction. It’s only just over 200 pages, so I’m not sure how much can be accomplished, but at least it will be a short read. I know some people adored The Story Girl, but I think I need more of a purpose in the narrative to feel connected to the characters.
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