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  1. says:

    I was a child when the Vietnam War happened This book really tells the horror of war and what it did to the soldiers The title comes

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    I picked this book up at the book fair for two reasons first it is Vietnam war era fiction and I'm always looking for books that will hook the boys Second the setting is Singer Island Florida I grew up not far from there and visited a family member there often during the late 60's With all those personal connections I couldn't put it down Though the language and themes may be a little mature for some 7th graders most wi

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    I started previewing this book to see if it would hold the attention of some of my students I couldn't put it down I loved the way Crist Evans began each chapter with a letter from Frank in Vietnam Great fiction r

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    I am only on chapter 5 of the novel The book so far is about protagonist brother who goes to fight in Vietnam to

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    It's hard to imagine recommending that my middle grade students learn about aspects of Vietnam this way but maybe I'm being overprotective Good writing and format Just incredibly wrenching

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    Amaryllis is a story set in the US during the Vietnam war Eighteen year old Frank is battling both the enemy in the US army as well as his own i

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    The book I read was Amaryllis by Craig Crist Evans I would give my book a eight out of ten The Amaryllis talks about the war in Vietnam the life back home and the struggle of knowing your brother might not return home “Its funny how much we talked when he was here and how hard it is to write now that he's gon

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    Amaryllis by Craig Crist Evans Fiction is no doubt my favorite book so far The characters and the conflict are so relational to my life that its

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    I liked the topic the author chose and I like the style he used The letters home to start each chapter was great But I had a hard time findin

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    Jimmy and Frank put up with their Dad's abusive ways but when Frank graduates from high school he signs up for the army and goes to Vietnam Jimmy receives letters from Frank describing the hopelessness and messed up things happening to him Jimmy feels helpless To get distracted there is a girlfriend Sally Jimmy and Frank's old surfing spot in the ocean is near a beached freighter called Amaryllis and as time draws near for Frank's homecomi

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Summary ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Craig Crist-Evans

This is a powerful tale of family forgiveness and acceptance of what life throws in our paths but ultimately with its almost painful realism this is the finest depiction of war we've yet seen for young readers KIRKUS REVIEWS starred review AMARYLLIS It was the name of the ship that ran aground on Singer Island Florida during a hurricane in It became a battle cry for. I was a child when the Vietnam War happened This book really tells the horror of war and what it did to the soldiers The title comes from a boat that brothers Frank and Jimmy had Frank has a contentious relationship with his father and t escape his demons signs up for a tour in Vietnam Jimmy to escape the abusive house hold surfs Told in letters from Frank this really tells of the horror of war I think Joseph Conrad said it all when he said The Horror The Horror

Summary Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Jimmy Staples and his older brother Frank and a code word for going surfing together But now that eighteen year old Frank is off battling the enemy and his own addictive demons in Vietnam and fifteen year old Jimmy is left to deal with the repercussions at home Amaryllis takes on an ominous new meaning a symbol of what happens when life places the unexpected in our p. I am only on chapter 5 of the novel The book so far is about protagonist brother who goes to fight in Vietnam to get away from his dysfunctional family and the brother sends letter s back to the protagonist

Summary ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Craig Crist-Evans

Aths Craig Crist Evans has written a wrenching novel of a family whose internal battles chase one son away into the clutches of a war and an enemy he could never have imagined Told both from a soldier's view and by the brother he leaves behind Amaryllis is an ideal choice for students learning about the Vietnam era or for any listener curious about the reality of war. The book I read was Amaryllis by Craig Crist Evans I would give my book a eight out of ten The Amaryllis talks about the war in Vietnam the life back home and the struggle of knowing your brother might not return home Its funny how much we talked when he was here and how hard it is to write now that he s gone 22 Craig Crist Evans This book talks about the struggles families went through during the war and i just think the topic if the book is very interestingThe score i would give for my book s language is a 9 This book is easy to read but the you still feel the emotions of each character Dad s face went whiteThe sheet of paper trembled in his hand Evans 140 You can feel the sadness in his dads heart and see that he is emotionally shocked The theme of this book is family Family in this book is what it is all about from the end of the hall I can hear Mom crying Evans 140 Even after they get the MIA letter they still try to stay normal and strong They support each other The conflict in this book is a son going off to fight and leaving his younger brother at home worried When Frank left something drained away from the whole family Evans 141 The family is all emotionally messed up and can not gather themselves to go back to a normal life