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I just finished the novel “ The Northern Light” by Jennifer Donnelly. The sad story of 16 years old Mattie Gokey working very hard with her father on a farm moved my heart badly. Her mother died because of poverty and cancer, her brother left home afterwards and she had to take care of her three younger sisters while also struggling with money just to make her mom’s wish. She cleaned the house of her Aunt and worked as a waitress too in Glenmore Hotel to save money. It reminded me of my past when I came to U.S in 2011. I was also staying with my Aunt and working hard on “Dunkin Donut” to save money for my college education. This novel is unique blend of fiction and biography as it’s one chapter describes the past and the other chapter shows
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