Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller - Sarah  Miller

Like just about every other reader on the planet, my first thought was, 'do we really need *another* book about Helen Keller?'  And the answer in this case is an emphatic yes! This book covers the very small time period from when Anne Sullivan arrived at the Keller's home up to the point when she and Helen made the famous and truly miraculous breakthrough at the water pump.  But what makes this book unique and worthy is that the entire story is told from Anne's point of view, and woven through out the main narrative are flashbacks to her own troubled childhood.  All of this just makes for a truly engrossing and satisfying read.  I really couldn't put it down and that's really saying something when you consider I knew *exactly* how it was going to end!  All in all, a really fantastic read that left me wanting a lot more!