The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot
“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
📚 Book Review 📚
Title: The One Hundred Years of Lenni And Margot
Author: Marianne Cronin
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Genre: Literary Fiction
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There is just something so beautiful and tender about a friendship between a young person and an older person. Seventeen year old Lenni is on the May Ward which in the Terminal Ward of the Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital. There she meets eighty three year old Margot and they form an unlikely friendship taking art classes together. They share stories to each other and decide in their remaining days to paint one hundred paintings sharing stories of their lives. 17+83=100
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 No doubt this book is sad, but I promise it is worth it. One of my favorite parts of the book was the friendship Lenni also made with Father Arthur, the hospital chaplain. This is bittersweet, heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting. I think it reads like a movie. I would love if it was turned into a movie!