A story of infatuated youth. It impacted me most by reminding me how emotionally instable being young is and Iím less regretful that my youth is past having read it.
The story of a young self-proclaimed intellectual named Sudgeberry who talked incessantly and was naÔve enough to believe people appreciated his company and his endless lectures.
He and another boy were courting the same girl, but of course Sudgeberry knew she loved highbrow him more than the frivolous romantic poet boy that his competitor was.
The book seemed to go nowhere for the first half and I worried it would just be story of a boy and his delusion, but itís a short book so I kept reading. The action picked up in the ending and turned out to be an okay story.
Taking place in the late 1700ís, the story is a romance following a young girl as she matured to womanhood and how she came to true love with the boy that loved her, despite their significant differences. Charles G D Roberts love for nature is obvious in his rich descriptions that have me longing to be relaxing on a calm river in the woods. I also enjoyed the behind the scene view of the revolution war without dragging me into the battle as a war book might.
Very short. Really more a joke than a story. The ending caught me off guard, I enjoyed it.