30 Day Book Challenge

Day 3: Best Book I Read Last Year–

Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton.

I am admittedly not a very sentimental person. Books or movies generally do not make me cry. But I’ve got to confess. Goodbye, Mr. Chips made me cry.

There aren’t many big moments in this story. But there are a lot of little moments that makes this book what it is. Moments like Mr. Chips’ first day at Brookfield, his memories of Katherine, working at Brookfield through the war years, having the new school boys over for tea. It is little details like this that sparkle with their freshness. And Mr. Chips ceases to remain just another character from a book and comes alive.

One of the very few books I’ve read last year that I know I’m going to re-read.


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