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Katie Letcher Lyle
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Dark but Full of Diamonds is the only one of Katie Letcher Lyle's novels to be told from the perspective of a young man. In theme it is similar to several other novels by different authors. Katherine Paterson's The Great Gilly Hopkins (1978) is about a girl who fantasizes about her ideal parent, her mother, who gave her up for foster care long ago. Like Scott, Gilly is in for a tremendous disillusionment, though she seeks a somewhat different kind of love.

Even more than Scott, Gilly is tough and puts on a mean exterior. Like him, she is very witty and observant. She finds love in a place she never expected to find it, but she also experiences a shattering disappointment that resembles Scott's painful realization that Hilah does not love him as he wants to be loved.

Another novel with a similar theme is Queenie Peavy (1966), by...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Dark but Full of Diamonds from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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