What I like about Meg Rosoff's books is that she isn't afraid to let her characters make their own decisions. Whether the results of those decisions are good or bad, she remains impartial, letting her readers come to their own conclusions. In The Bride's Farewell,Pell Ridley flees from an upcoming marriage and a life of hard work. Bean, her silent brother, goes with her. Good with horses, Pell looks for work, losing Bean along the way. Then she meets a hunter.
To say more would give too much away, but Pell's decision has far-reaching consequences that affect not only herself, but the family she leaves behind and the people that she meets. An intriguing, emotional book.
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