Monday, March 10, 2008

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

I just finished Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - an engaging quick read. The story is about Miss Jean Brodie, teacher at an all-girls' school in the 1930s. Miss Brodie pays special attention to a few of the girls and tries her best to give them an ecucation that's beyond math and history. She tells them about her own life and her own ideas about life. Under Miss Brodie's influence, the girls begin to stand out from the rest of the Junior School and continue do be on the sidelines in Senior School. There is always something different about them.

The character of Miss Brodie is interesting and bizarre, worth meeting I think. The book was turned into a stage play and a film, so others must have seen something different in the story too!

4 stars - it's quick and fun, I'd recommend it.

Oh and this is my 4th book for the Novella Challenge.

1 comment:

Chain Reader said...

This one sounds good--I'm adding it to my TBR list!