The Silver Compass

Fifteen years ago, Ellis Williams was seventeen, pregnant, abandoned by her father, and scared to death when she jumped off a Montana bridge Then along came Louie, who saved her from shame with a beautiful lie He changed several lives on that day Now, recently widowed and with a troubled teenage daughter of her own, Ellis has returned to her childhood home, where life wFifteen years ago, Ellis Williams was seventeen, pregnant, abandoned by her father, and scared to death when she jumped off a Montana bridge Then along came Louie, who saved her from shame with a beautiful lie He changed several lives on that day Now, recently widowed and with a troubled teenage daughter of her own, Ellis has returned to her childhood home, where life will catch her by surprise and point her in new directions.
The Silver Compass Fifteen years ago Ellis Williams was seventeen pregnant abandoned by her father and scared to death when she jumped off a Montana bridge Then along came Louie who saved her from shame with a beau

  • Title: The Silver Compass
  • Author: Holly Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780451223128
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Silver Compass”

    1. This was one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time. Very basic plot and not overwhelming with character details. A true bonding and forgiving of generations story withoutgetting to sappy. Louis adds class and humor to this tale. Highly reccommended to all

    2. This is one of my favorite novel. I love the way the author describe the scene, characters and climax. Except the one character who rape the heroine, the author describe everyone else with their unique qualities. Afterall, goodness laid in every human. The society and the environment they are live in changes the way they act and think. I like the Louise character so much. i will give 4 star to this book. These was not any deep suspense in this novel that is the only reason this novel looses it o [...]

    3. This was between a 3-4 star book. It's a story about relationships between parents and children; grief and forgiveness. I like the way this author writes. The characters are believable some are quirky, some are obtuse, some are lovable.I love this quote from the book: Christopher Robin whispered in Winnie the Pooh's ear: "Promise me you'll always rememberYou're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

    4. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It looked like a lighter read at first and I had on vacation with me because of that. But the author does a great job of revealing information throughout the book which is pretty rare. I'm always looking for a strong ending and even though this isn't the strongest ending, it's satisfying. I'd rate it a little higher but it's not the most complex book - but it's a great quick read.

    5. The story starts off with 17 year old Ellis decision to jump off a bridge into the river. Louie Johnson saves not only her life but the life of her unborn baby. Years pass and after the death of her husband Ellis comes back to the small town with her teenage daughter and once again come face to face with Louie Johnson. This is a story of dealing with grief and healing from the pains of life. Great read!

    6. I enjoyed reading this book. I could empathize with the main character. I liked the way the story unfolded, with the author going back at times to the past.

    7. Really liked this book. Good story of a woman and daughter dealing with death of husband and father, struggling with past experiences and coming to terms with their reality.

    8. Again, I was attracted to the cover of this novel.Of all the characters in this novel my favorite was Louie Johnson. A few more Louie's in the world could only enhance the world.Here is a quote from Louie found after his death: "You are invited to my funeral. Please come. Wear your best clothes, bring your friends, circle my grave and send me off with flare. And as you say good-bye, keep these things in mind. I wasn't a wealthy man, but my life was rich. I wasn't brillant, but I never got tired [...]

    9. Very quick read - enjoyed it, though it was not challenging in any way certainly made me think of my own impact on otherse character Louie in particular is a life lesson all on his own. Not exactly a 4, but definitely closer to 4 than 3 - 3.75

    10. This is the latest book by Holly Kennedy. I was privileged to read an advanced reader copy and it's terrific.

    11. Really sweet book. Weepy girl reading, good karma kind of ending. Very well written. An easy, fast, entertaining read.

    12. The author could have used a compass herself in writing this meandering mix up of a book. None of her characters are particularly likable nor the plot lines feasible.

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