The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence was a pretty boring book, especially because I didn’t like the main character (Hagar Shipley). Hagar Shipley is the main character, however, I found her quite rude and almost annoying throughout the majority of the novel. For example, Hagar was extremely bitter and judgmental towards Doris (her daughter-in-law). She would constantly mock her, question her outfit choices, and judge her sense of style. Worst of all, she would never say thank you. I admired Doris very much because she was always there to help her husband’s mother and put up with her complaining, even when it was not necessarily her job. Hagar never appreciated the things Doris would do for her, and for that reason in particular, I really started to dislike Hagar - and the novel in general. Overall, I would not recommend this novel to anyone because I found it extremely slow and long. Rating 2/5 @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Stone angel is a novel written by the Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence. Laurence writes as a 94 year old women whose name is Hagar Shipley. Hagar is physically not well but refuses help because of her pride. She lived till the end of her life, refusing the help of others as she wanted to maintain her dignity. This novel teaches the readers one lesson, that humans need to live till the end of their lives with some sense of personal value. I highly recommend this book if you want to experience the pride that every human beings have, and what we go through to maintain our dignity.
- @mockingbird of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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