A Northern Light By Jennifer Donnelly Analysis

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I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you.”(Donnelly, A Northern Light, 374). The story A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly talks about a poor, hard working, and determined, sixteen year old girl named Mattie Gokey. One day while Mattie was working at the Glenmore Hotel she saw a hotel guest sitting on the porch crying; this guest name was Grace Brown. Mattie asked Grace “what's wrong?” and Grace gave her mysterious letters saying “burn them.” On July 12, 1906, Grace Browns body was found in Big Moose Lake. Grace was dating a boy named Chester Gillette; whom she hoped to marry. While on a date in Big Moose Lake with Chester, the boat capsized and Grace drowned. People
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