Hamilton’s classic coming-of-age tale: The National Book Award– and Newbery Award–winning novel about a young man who must choose between supporting his tight-knit family and pursuing his own dreamsMayo Cornelius Higgins perches on top of a homemade forty-foot tower, considering two destinies. Behind him is his family’s beloved house at the foot of a mountain that strip mining has reduced to loose rubble. In front of him, the beautiful Ohio River Valley and the great world beyond. As M.C. weighs whether to stay with the family and home he loves or set off into the world on his own, there appear on the horizon two strangers who will make his decision all the more difficult.
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Also arriving with (but not traveling with) the Dude, however, is a lonely but independent girl named Lurhetta, who shakes up M.C.'s confidence, indirectly needles him to rethink his connection with the land and the coming disaster, and shames him into venturing onto the mound of the shunned, "wi...| Read Full Review of M.C. Higgins, the Great
Higgins loves where he lives, Sarah Mountain, a land in Ohio that has belonged to his family for a very long time.Feb 17 2012 | Read Full Review of M.C. Higgins, the Great
Virginia Hamilton's style is mesmerizing, a combination of such poetic expressions as the description of a sunrise as "a brilliant gash ripped across the summit of Hall Mountain" and of such quaint mountain expressions as the remark Banina, M.| Read Full Review of M.C. Higgins, the Great
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