Book Nook: Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

Book Nook: Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

I appreciate when a book is written from a different perspective than most books. Or maybe it’s not so much that the perspective is different, but that the writing style isn’t what you might have expected when you began.

For example:

  • The Book Thief is written from death’s perspective.
  • The Screwtape Letters is made up purely of letters written from one character (Screwtape) to his nephew (Wormwood).
  • Similarly, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is also made up entirely of letters, but they aren’t all from the same character, nor are they written to the same character.

Black Beauty is a book about a horse named Black Beauty, and it’s written from the horse’s own perspective.

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