When Marnie Was There by Joan G. RobinsonDec 16, Minutes years Buy. Dec 16, Minutes years. Is Marnie real? Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal when first published in , this is a classic tale with truths to tell about friendship, loneliness and family. Audio —. Product Details.
Book Review | When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson
Robinson , first published in The story follows Anna, a young girl who temporarily moves to Norfolk to heal after becoming ill., Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
For some readers, this was the book they grew up with. For me, this is a book to grow old with. She is sent away for her health to a seaside village where she meets a mysterious girl. Straight away, the mental health aspect surprised me. Behind this emotionless mask lies a deep well of loss and loneliness. I also want to point out that in both the book and the Studio Ghibli movie, Anna is androgynous.
So glad to find this : I finished the book today and I have to say that it caught me by surprise. I suspected a lot of things when I was reading along like maybe Anna is a bit delusional or maybe Marnie is a bit delusional or they both are. Or maybe Marnie is a ghost. I thought all of that. But never did it occur to me that the story could take such a turn.