HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

A Higher Geometry by Sharelle Byars…
Loading...

A Higher Geometry

by Sharelle Byars Moranville

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
245443,774 (3.8)None
  1. 00
    A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (meggyweg)
    meggyweg: Two historical novels about a young girl about to graduate from school, trying to decide between college and marriage.
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 5 of 5
There's not much to this, but it's neither as cut-and-dried or as predictable as I thought it would be. At the end you see Anna still has some decisions to make and problems to work through. For a darker, turn-of-the-century take on the same theme, try A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. ( )
  meggyweg | Jun 17, 2011 |
Moranville's insight into her characters and wonderful writing make this book a must read. Teens and adults alike will be fascinated by this story of a girl in the 1950s who goes against convention. Highly recommended. ( )
  janetirene | Aug 8, 2009 |
Kearsten says: Very slow-paced, but has a good message – Anna wants to be independent and study but so many people, including a beloved female teacher, try to discourage her from her dreams, thinking that they know better than her. It’s when she finds that her strength is like that of the grandmother she mourns that she decides for herself. The fact that she's going against what most think she *should* want - marriage, children, permanent homemaker status - is fantastic. ( )
1 vote 59Square | Feb 17, 2009 |
Very slow-paced, but a good message – Anna wants to be independent and study but so many people, including a beloved female teacher, try to discourage her from her dreams, thinking that they know better than her. It’s when she finds that her strength is like that of the grandmother she mourns that she decides for herself. ( )
  kayceel | Feb 12, 2009 |
Anna is great at math but few women went to college to study math in the 1950s. She wants nothing more. Her father, however, wants her to get married right out of high school and start a family as all "good" girls should. Anna fights to excel in math and to convince her father that she should go to college all while experiencing her first love. Anna's grandmother, though dead before the book begins still plays a strong role in her life and it is from her grandmother that she gets much of her strength. This book evokes a time that most teens will not be familiar with but in a way that seems modern and accessible. The romance is sweet and while the characters do have sex, the scene is barely existant and Anna does worry about the repercussions. ( )
1 vote marnattij | Jan 14, 2007 |
Showing 5 of 5
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805074708, Hardcover)

Anna loves math, and her boyfriend, Mike. Will she have to choose between them?

Anna Conway sometimes wishes her relationships would come as easy to her as math does. A natural math talent, Anna is at odds with what’s expected of her as a teenager in the 1950s. While Anna aspires to leave her small town for college to study mathematics, her parents want her to follow the more traditional path of getting married and starting a family. Anna’s never really thought of dating before, but when she meets Mike, their relationship takes off and goes further than she’d ever expected. Now it’s up to Anna to make her future happen. But how will she choose?
 
In beautiful prose, Sharelle Byars Moranville explores the importance of believing in dreams in order to make a difference.
 
A Higher Geometry is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:32 -0400)

While grieving the death of her grandmother in 1959, teenager Anna is torn between her aspirations to study math in college and her family's expectations that she will marry and become a homemaker after high school.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.8)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3
3.5 3
4 4
4.5 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,395,002 books! | Top bar: Always visible