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review A Slip of a Girl Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ A heart wrenching novel in verse about a poor girl surviving the Irish Land Wars by a two time Newbery Honor winning author For Anna the family farm has always been home But now things are changingAnna's mother has died and her older siblings have emigrated leaving Anna and her father Protect her sister and try to find a way to save her familyWritten in verse A Slip of a Girl is a poignant story of adversity resilience and self determination by a master of historical fiction painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s and the aftermath of the Great FamineA Junior Library Guild Selectio. Thanks to Holiday House for an advance reader's copy of this novelNovels told in verse can be so powerful with so much being said in just a few lines and this book is no exception We meet the main character Anna Rogers as her family and the community are dealing with the unfair land taxes the English placed on the Irish at the time Anna comes to be the member of her family that has the most thrust onto her plate with her mother's death and the immigration of her siblings to the States This book is an amazing piece of historical fiction that tells of a time many Americans might not have heard about a time after the famine but just as horrendous for the Irish people Seeing Anna grow during that time and step up to help her family out when they need her most was really great

A Slip of a GirlProtect her sister and try to find a way to save her familyWritten in verse A Slip of a Girl is a poignant story of adversity resilience and self determination by a master of historical fiction painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s and the aftermath of the Great FamineA Junior Library Guild Selectio. Thanks to Holiday House for an advance reader's copy of this novelNovels told in verse can be so powerful with so much being said in just a few lines and this book is no exception We meet the main character Anna Rogers as her family and the community are dealing with the unfair land taxes the English placed on the Irish at the time Anna comes to be the member of her family that has the most thrust onto her plate with her mother's death and the immigration of her siblings to the States This book is an amazing piece of historical fiction that tells of a time many Americans might not have heard about a time after the famine but just as horrendous for the Irish people Seeing Anna grow during that time and step up to help her family out when they need her most was really great

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A Slip of a Girl ☆ A heart wrenching novel in verse about a poor girl surviving the Irish Land Wars by a two time Newbery Honor winning author For Anna the family farm has always been home But now things are changingAnna's mother has died and her older siblings have emigrated leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs And though their f. Anna Mallon's family survived the Irish potato famine 30 years ago only to find themselves starving again Poor weather conditions means no crops to sell which means the Mallons can't afford to pay rent to the English Earl who owns their farm When Anna's mother dies and her oldest siblings emigrate Anna a slip of a girl is left to care for her father and her developmentally delayed younger sister As their neighbors are evicted one by one Anna stays to fight She is angry and hurt that their farm in their family forever doesn't belong to them A confrontation with the Earl forces Anna to flee the only home she's ever known but she vows to fight back and return some day This is I believe Patricia Reilly Giff's first novel in verse I was a huge fan of her early novels and even enjoyed her memoir Don't Tell the Girls A Family Memoir but this story didn't appeal to me as much I'm not a fan of novels in verse and I think this story would have been better told as a novel companion to Nory Ryan's Song I flipped ahead to see what would happen to Anna and looked for a historical note While there is an author's note it describes her visit to Ireland and her emotions at seeing the old family farm She based her character of Anna loosely on her own great grandmother I had no idea what the Irish Land War was before reading this and I really would have liked a historical note in the back explaining it in depth What I did especially like about this novel is that actual photographs and ephemera from the time are included throughout the book to enhance the storyAnna Mallon is an extremely feisty girl I understand her anger and while it's justified committing violence even minor violence isn't the answer She does it again and again and finds herself in trouble until others rise up with her I think she's supposed to represent the spirit of the Irish people and how they were determined to be free I relate to her desire to learn how to read and the new worlds and new possibilities it opens up for her Her devotion to her first book and determination to keep it is easy to relate to I especially liked that part of her story Anna has passion than her father After losing his wife he seems to lose his passion until the English rouse it by threatening his family Nuala is apparently developmentally delayed but Anna doesn't tell us how old she is She sounds like a toddler or a 3 4 year old because Anna can carry Nuala Nuala is a sweetheart and I was appalled at the way the Earl's men treated her when she got in their way The Aunt was a bit of a surprise I like the description of weaving but can't visualize her type of loom Martin seems like a nice young man and a potential future love interest for Anna but apparently her heart belongs to her best friend Liam Liam feels defeated by the English As the only child he is unable to support his mother and that is difficult for him He isn't in much of the story but his heart is as Irish as Anna's and belongs to his family's farm The English Earl and his men and the military are all portrayed as villains This may be historically correct but some of the bailiff's actions directed at Anna seem overly evil and unjustified She's a child The author never really has Anna explain why the English are so horrendous to the Irish An author's note explaining the history of Anglo Irish relations would have been welcome free read · eBook or Kindle ePUB · Patricia Reilly Giff

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Patricia Reilly Giff · 3 free read Amily has worked this land for years they're in danger of losing it as poor crop yields leave them without money to pay their rentWhen a violent encounter with the Lord's rent collector results in Anna and her father's arrest all seems lost But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse On the run Anna must rely on her own inner strength to. The book totally suffers from a crappy cover because this is a fantastic historical verse novel about Ireland focused on Anna whose family is being taxed to death by the English and kicked off their lands and their homes even knocked down to evict them Anna's suffering can only be so much her mother dies the father and Anna are taken to a prison leaving their mentally and physically disabled daughtersister before Anna escapes out of a crack in the prison to try to find their aunt they don't know much about to help It's not necessarily a slow burn but the book has a mood It's a sadness about what happened to many Irish suffering and it wasn't until they rose up in anger and frustration that anything changed and even then it was still hard fought but the empathy between Anna and her sister Anna and her mother before she died Anna and her distant aunt are all warm and enriching Then incorporated into the historical verse novel are pictures from actual evictions and the countryside that do well to create time and place if it wasn't outright apparent to to young readers It's period for sure but still a lot to connect with and loosely based on the author's own family story