NWC 305.897 HAR
McClelland & Stewart Ltd (1966)
Because she suffers from extreme shyness, Anna retreats into herself and her secret rooms where she attempts to remain hidden from the outside world.
LibraryThing member daisygurl536
This was one of the first books that I have read that made me sob. I had never read more of a horrifing plot line than : my mother doesn't notice me, she doesn't see me. I cried, yet loved every metaphorical moment. I loved the idea of creating your own space, safe in the walls of your house. I
Show Morereccomend this book to those who need guidance for their shyness, and anyone who's looking for a tear jerker.
LibraryThing member kewpie
This book had a very surreal feel to it. Anna is invisible to people outside her family. She is small enough to fit inside someone's purse. She is so shy that she never leaves her house and eventually goes so deeply into hiding that she ends up living within the walls of her old Victorian house in
Show Morea system of tunnels. Eventually, her family forgets about her and moves away, leaving her there! I've never read anything like it before.
LibraryThing member Mortumi
Very odd book. I got it out from the library, and kept forgetting to return it. As a result, it was floating(not literally of course) around my room for several months. As a result, I am unable to give an unbiased review. This was a book I picked up and skipped through when I was bored. The
Show Morecharacters are all kind of odd or annoying, and the story is completely unrealistic. Its a strange, dream(or nightmare)like story that isn't altogether likable. I still can't say I see any reason or point to it.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Symbolic fantasy, I guess. Kindl is obviously gifted, but I'd rather read something that was more plausible, or else that didn't pretend to be real. I'm too old to be able to cope with feeling this unsettled. Def. intriguing and worth the read if you're looking for something different.
LibraryThing member raizel
A strange, little story, but I rather liked it!
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