Review: the Day Boy and the Night Girl

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December 27, 2013 by Tiffany A. Robbins

Recently, I finished reading The Day Boy and the Night Girl by George MacDonald. It was a fun little short story. George MacDonald tells the story of a witch that raises a boy entirely in the daytime and raises a girl entirely in the nighttime. Of course, at some point, the roles get screwed with.

I felt it read like a nice little fairy tale. The story does seem a little worn out to a modern reader, but that of course has everything to do with this reader’s perspective and not a fault with the writing. Overall, a quick read and worth the time if you’re interested in reading some basic fantasy that helped lay the groundwork for our modern takes on the subject.

The Day Boy and the Night Girl by George MacDonald

The Day Boy and the Night Girl by George MacDonald

It is short enough that I actually got it from the library. Rarely do I ever borrow from the library as I’m a slow reader, but it is fun to do so on occassion. I like the feel of a hard back book, and books from the library have that distinct smell of age and order.

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