May B By Caroline Starr Rose (E–pub New) ↠ Caroline Starr Rose
Crazy Love eI love stories in verse therefore I wasn t surprised when Inded up njoying May #B a whole lot than I had xpected to There s this cleanliness about the # a whole lot than I had xpected to There s this cleanliness about the that makes it asy to read The thing with writing a story in verse is that you have to be very careful about the details you put and the ones you leave out Because of the structure you cannot as you would in prose form novels describe things to the minute detail I felt that May B very successfully portrayed Mavis and the situation she found herself in while still managing to make her a character that one could mpathize with And relate to Mavis s desire to read and to ventually teach are particularly poignant Black Heart, Red Ruby especially when the modern reader realizes that the possibility of it occurring is little to one I also really liked how the changing climate is given consideration and Mavis s feelings as she realizes that she has been abandoned All in all this is a beautiful novel with beautifullouent poetry If you want a glimpse of a girl defying all odds to survive you should give May B a try I recommend it anyway Review for workOh boy a verse historical fiction novel always the most popular item in any library Kidding aside it s hard for me to see this book going out too much unless it s for the reluctant reader who has to write a report
on a historical fiction book over 200 pages long Because the verse leaves so much white space the text a historical fiction book over 200 pages long Because the verse leaves so much white space the text here is like a Frog and Toad book yet it comes to a cool 225 pages in the ARC This book had too many themes swirling in the mix gender disparity prairie identity reaching the horizon loneliness on the prairie as a metaphor for reading difficulties texts within the text paralleling May s motions May s nickname May s desire to become a teacher flashbacks to her previous teachers flashbacks to her dares with her brotherabout half of those things could be cut out with no loss to the book Some may find the presence of all that self consciously literary stuff distinguished I found it cluttered On the plus side it s a girl s survival story with details about how she gets by alone in a sod house in winter and a sympathetic portrayal of a girl with dyslexia Overall I would say that the negatives and positives ven out to make it an addition. I’ve known it since last nightIt’s been too long to xpect them to returnSomething’s happenedMay is helping out on a neighbor’s Kansas prairie homestead just until Christmas says Pa She wants to contribute but it’s hard to be separat. .
Al purchase Given that Kirkus gave it a starred review which isn t peanuts some libraries may want it I thought this was a good book despite what people have told me about it May B really went through a struggle and she made it out In my opinion May is a storng willed character Half the things she did I don t think I could ver do Growing up on the prairie definitely made her a lot knowledgeable about survival than if she lived in the city This is a good book if you are looking for a uick read and like a little bit of adventure My niece Malory and my great niece Ivory age 10 are in a mother daughter book club What a great way to instill at a young age a love of books as well as critical thinking about what you re reading I check in occasionally to see what they re reading and May B was their most recent pick It s a story about a 12 year old pioneer girl who is farmed out one August to help a neighboring newlywed couple One less mouth to feed and a little income for May s family and her father promises it s only till
christmas i thoughtI thought d read it as a way to check in with them and feel connected across the 450 miles between them in Illinois and me in MinnesotaPlus I m a sucker for a pioneer story I was firmly convinced at Ivory s age that I WAS a pioneer girl in a previous lifetime But I had my doubts as I looked at the first page I knew this book for pre teens was written in free verse but I didn t uite grasp what that meant until I saw it Perhaps I was specially delighted by Rose s book because I
initially thought I wasn t going to like it There s a wonderful rhythm tothought I wasn t going to like it There s a wonderful rhythm to s story as Rose brings it beautifully to life her family Ma Pa and brother Hiram her feelings at being sent away for a few months her fierce desire to read and her struggles to do so her feelings of inadeuacy her need to survive her new situation the prairie landscape the soddy where she lives the food she cookseats her fears at being abandoned her fears of not being found and her grit and determination to be reunited with her family So glad I persisted a moving story of a young girl facing adversity May B is an unlikely hero a 12 year old girl with a learning disability fending for herself during a harsh prairie winter In the wrong hands the story could tend. Ed from her family by 15 long unfamiliar miles Then the unthinkable happens May is abandoned Trapped in a tiny snow covered sod house isolated from family and neighbors May must prepare for the oncoming winter While fighting to survive May’s. .