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The True History of Lyndie B HawkinsEveryone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing aboutA history loving girl Lyndon Baines Hawkins's relentless search for the truth puts her in direct opposition to her fusspot grandmother’s need to keep up appearances Lyndie knows lots about history she can tell you who President Lincoln’s best. Review is of an advanced reader copyThere has been a recent spate of middle grade novels about the Vietnam War Add The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins to that growing list Unlike the other books I have read Lyndie's story occurs over a decade after the war Set in Tennessee in 1985 author Gail Shepherd writes about a young girl name d for President Lyndon Baines Johnson with a penchant for history particularly in regards to the Civil War When Lyndie's father loses his job the family is forced to move in with her grandparents Under the watchful eye of her overbearing grandmother Lyndie longs for life prior to the move Before her father's drinking was out of control For a time when she was still best buds with classmate Dawn back when her biggest concern was collecting Civil War memorabiliaAs Lyndie's world seems to turn topsy turvy she struggles to figure out whether family loyalty truly means harboring secrets or if sharing less than flattering details may mean a healthier fuller life for those she loves Part coming of age novel part historical fiction this book features a rather unusual protagonist with a rather unusual name with highly relatable feelings

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“came home different” or why her Ma stays locked in her room for days or how come they had to sell the house Lyndie grew up in and move in with her strict grandparents And Lyndie’s grandma Lady is determined to mold Lyndie into a “nice” southern girl who knows how to keep uiet about family secrets. An extraordinary book that proves over and over just what can be accomplished in middle grade Lyndie's life isn't easy She has to navigate around and through friends and family who don't always make the road easy Her parents are suffering deeply; and her grandmother Lady values the Hawkins's privacy above all else And that disconnect between what Lyndie is going through and what she is allowed to confront and share leaves her alone in ways than oneAlone but not powerless With her bright relentless spirit she brings people together where she can Heals wounds where she can Learns truths where she canTHE TRUE HISTORY OF LYNDIE B HAWKINS is a story about the enduring comfort of family and friends even those facing lingering and deep rooted challenges But if there's anyone you want on your side through the good times and the bad it's Lyndie Hawkins

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review The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing aboutA history loving girl Lyndon Baines Hawkins's relentless search for the truth puts her in direct opposition to her fusspot grandmother’s need to keep up appearances Lyndie knows lots Friend was the gruesome diseases of Civil War soldiers and where her Hawkins ancestors built log houses near her home town of Love’s Forge Tennessee But when it comes to her Ma and Daddy her knowledge is full of holes Nobody talks about what happened to her veteran Daddy during the Vietnam war and why he. Have your parents ever experienced adult problems that you just don't understand Have you ever felt frustrated by being left in the dark when it comes to your family issues Lyndie B Hawkins is just such issues and she is about to blow her lid from all of the secrecy All of her life she has had two loving parents a great house and a normal life Then when her dad came back from the Vietnam War everything changed He didn't come back with any physical damage like so many others in their small town but he did not come back the same as when he left Things went from bad to worse when he lost his job Her mom had to get a job and when she wasn't working she stayed locked up in her bedroom with headaches The final breaking point was when they had to sell their house and move in with Lyndie's grandparents Lady and Grandpa Tad Lady is a very proper Southern lady who believes that family problems need to be swept under the rug and kept uiet from the gossiping small town Things spiral out of control when she finds her dad hiding alcohol in his car and he walks around at night with a gun All of this secrecy is killing Lyndie on the inside but she is also having to cover for her family with her best friend Dawn Dawn is her only friend and all of the lying is driving a wedge between them Then when Dawn informs her that her family is going to foster a juvenile delinuent boy named DB she thinks that she has lost her best friend forever Little does Lyndie know that when the secrets of her family are exposed it will be an explosion that will affect not only her and her family but the friends around her Will Lyndie ever be able to confess to Dawn what is actually going on in her life When it is finally revealed who DB's foster family was will this contribute to the explosion Will Lady continue to cover up her family secrets or will she finally put away her pride so that her son can get help Read this incredible story to find out the answers to these uestions and so much This book grabbed my heart and wouldn't let go until the last page Growing up a southern girl myself I can relate to the small town southern life Lyndie had to endure than any eleven year old girl should have to and I loved her southern grace She knows when to keep her mouth shut but she also knows how to give some sass when it was appropriate She can bless your heart and then be madder than a wet hen within two shakes of a sheep's tail Do not miss this story of family friendship love and loyalty This is a must read for 2019Follow meBlog Blazer Tales Laurie’s Library Place laurieslibrary laurieevans27 Laurie Purser