Monthly Archives: November 2019

Daniel Kean: My Favorite Fictional Character

Thousands of people the world over know and love Louisa May Alcott’s classic story of sisterhood, Little Women. But what not as many people know is Alcott wrote a follow-up book called Little Men. (There is also Jo’s Boys, but I won’t be getting into that travesty in this article.)  Little Men follows the various adventures and mishaps of the young students at Jo Bhaer’s country school, Plumfield.  One of these boys, Daniel Kean (‘Dan’), has become my favorite fictional character and I’m here to tell you why.

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A Long Way After Dark

“You can hear a miracle a long way after dark.”

So begins my favorite book by my favorite fantasy author, Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints. Call me biased, but I believe it’s a flawless opening line.

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