Miss Spitfire

by Sarah Miller
208 pages, Historical Fiction
Reviewed by kribbie12

Well written book that tells the story of Annie and Helen nicely.


Annie Sullivan had a sad past, but she was a strong woman who didn't allow the tragedies of her youth to affect her negatively. When she was twenty-one, she started teaching Helen Keller, who was then both blind and deaf. Helen was like an animal and Annie taught her to communicate and behave in a socially acceptable manner. This is a story about her life as she teaches Helen Keller.


The book teaches that having an uncontrolled temper is a very bad thing, and also teaches that perseverance brings reward.

Spiritual Content

Annie Sullivan says a few things about God every once in a while.


Helen throws chairs and hard objects at Annie Sullivan.

Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content

Helen has a very bad temper when she doesn't get what she wants.


'Miss Spitfire' is an amazing book. It made me smile, laugh, and cry, sometimes all three at the same time. It is well-written and keeps your attention; if you want to read a magnificent story of determination and love, read 'Miss Spitfire.'

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 11-12

Review Rating:

Average rating: 5 stars
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