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    Milkweed E–pub READ Summary è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Jerry Spinelli Jerry Spinelli ✓ 5 review I initially read this book to determine whether it was appropriate for my 11 year old daughter to read Although it is considered a YA novel any book fiction or non fiction with a theme centered around the holocaust is a novel I want to preview before allowing my child to absorbI was immediately drawn to the short sentence structure and uick action From the beginning the reader is drawn into an eight year old

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    Milkweed E–pub READ This is the first Jerry Spinelli book that I have read I bought Stargirl at the same time and after reading Milkweed I am excited to start reading Stargirl Spinelli does well to portray the voice of a young orphan boy in Warsaw There

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    Jerry Spinelli ✓ 5 review Summary è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Jerry Spinelli Milkweed E–pub READ I love both Maniac Magee and Stargirl but this book left me cold I found it unbelievable I didn't really care about the characters Spinelli is

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    Milkweed E–pub READ What a powerful book 45 starsIt's so hard to imagine thousands of people being murdered because of the religion they choose to practice However as we read today's headlines and we see people many of whom are in positions of great power vilifying all Muslims because some are extremist terrorists honestly the extremist Christians r

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    Milkweed E–pub READ I loved loved this book It was so well written and I completely fell in love with the characters I wanted to leap through the pages and save them all I have read some of this author’s other works with my boys when they wer

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    Milkweed E–pub READ I would venture that this is a read alike for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Set in Poland during World War II Milkweed is told through the uniue perspective of one of those lost through the cracks kids Our MC Mi

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    Milkweed E–pub READ It's taken me a little while to put into words a review for this book My son and I have been studying WW2 and the Holocaus

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    Milkweed E–pub READ There's something special something real about Jerry Spinelli's books His style of writing is one of my absolute favourites You don't just read his books You get inside the pages and stand on the street corner while the pickpockets run the bombs fall and the Jackboots march in their perfect rows It's not just

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    Free download Milkweed Jerry Spinelli ✓ 5 review Summary è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Jerry Spinelli Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli is another disappointing addition to recent Holocaust fiction which has made its way into classrooms displacing worthwhile and significant works of fiction and non fiction Perhaps that makes me r

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Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli is another disappointing addition to recent Holocaust fiction which has made its way into classrooms displacing worthwhile and significant works of fiction and non fiction Perhaps that makes me resent it a little than it deserves The author means well The author tried Nonetheless the author does not fulfill his responsibility to his chosen setting what for many people is a history they live in their memories in family s memories and in the memories that are missing a history their family trees will never recover from I gave the book 15 stars because it is better than The Boy in the Striped Pajamas which set a low bar for Holocaust the Striped Pajamas which set a low bar for Holocaust The two do share at least a few notable similarities They won enough critical attention to become integrated into school curricula The authors profess no personal connections to the Holocaust And the protagonists of both books are oung boys completely oblivious to their social contexts Strangely enough neither protagonist knows what a Jew is at the start of their storyMilkweed told from the perspective of a oung orphan growing up on the streets in Warsaw and later in the Warsaw ghetto has all the ingredients for a thought provoking exploration of what would be challenging and important themes for readers for any age It should be a story with great symbolism and significance It should be tragic moving haunting Indeed the author loads the story with symbols stone angels and milkweed pods being the most obvious and does not sugarcoat the grimness of the setting It is about a boy s search for identity and belonging about his introduction to human brutality and about his hope and transcendence of suffering It has potential But the book is incredible in the most unfavorable sense of the term Weighty symbolism and a tragic setting are not enough to carry a storyThe author is to an extent faithful to history It was a brutal setting are not enough to carry a storyThe author is to an extent faithful to history It was a brutal and he does not shy away from the brutality In fact he shows us little else Without outside knowledge the reader would be ignorant that Warsaw was a vibrant center of Jewish life before the war One might argue that the protagonist s experiences did not extend that far so it has no place in the narrative But that reality is also a crucial element to understanding the Warsaw setting Jews sprang into the protagonist s consciousness only as the objects of self hatred and societal derision and the targets of violence from others and from each other The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising barely earns a mention it happens after the narrator escapes the city The Jews in the ghetto come across as hardly than doomed husks of humanity But the narrator is different He is not a Jew that is one of the few things he knows about himself He knows he is a Gypsy though he has no concept of growing up as a member of a marginalized and stigmatized group He also knows he is a thief he calls himself Stopthief because that is what everyone else calls him But he is not just any thief he is a thief of Robin Hood esue skill and bravado gracing his starving Jewish friends in the ghetto with the fruits of his forays across the wall His innate thieving skills give him the ability to smuggle food across the ghetto wall with an impunity that would have gotten anyone else killed To whatever extent the author was successful in recreating the setting he undermines it with the unbalanced view of Jewish life in Warsaw and with an unconvincing narratorThe unrelenting parade of brutality against Jews that the narrator witnesses comes across as voyeuristic rather than educational The protagonist s unexplained cluelessness when it comes to these grotesue acts of violence and inhumanity seems like a disingenuous attempt to increase the shock value of the descriptions Having lived on the streets for long enough to become a skilled thief a survivor the protagonist would be able to sense the difference between whatever activities normally took place on streets before the Nazi invasion and acts of violence targeted against Jews that followed "the invasion He must have developed some kind of interpretive framework to understand his world Without any kind of "invasion He must have developed some kind of interpretive framework to understand his world Without any kind of of the protagonist s background or any insight into how he might have lost his memories the eyes of innocence through which he views Nazi violence are not believableI cannot help but ponder Spinelli s use of a complete tabula rasa as his protagonist He is not alone in this urge the author of. He’s a boy called Jew Gypsy Stopthief Runt Happy Fast Filthy son of Abraham He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans He’s a boy who believes in bread and mothers and angels He’s a boy wh. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas did the same They both create a character who has grown up in a certain context but is for unexplained reasons completely oblivious to that context in their basic knowledge beliefs and assumptions and experiences I would argue that if this is going to be one of the defining characteristics of a character it should be interrogated and explored How we become who we are is part of why we see things the way we do and why we act as we do There are compelling reasons why a character regardless of age might have no recollection of their past Their past does not have to be explained or resolved but it will filter into their present in meaningful ways Their unknown past will influence the telling of the story But when this blankness is used as the pretext for an otherwise inexplicable collection of traits then it is lazy writing How does Spinelli s protagonist who has no street sense achieve his phenomenal acts of theft As oblivious as he is how did he even survive to the start of the story let alone its end Making the protagonist a blank slate is an easy way to disclaim responsibility to the historical setting The author can and does avoid any real engagement with the issues he raises And there are plenty of issues in this book worthy any real engagement with the issues he raises And there are plenty of issues in this book worthy deeper engagement what it meant to be labeled a Jew or a Gypsy before or after the Nazi invasion what it meant to be homeless or orphaned in urban Poland what it means to have no memories of our own no past no sense of belonging what impact witnessing pervasive violence has on growing up Anything inaccurate or unbelievable can be explained away as a product of the protagonist s lack of comprehension or of their fragmented experience of their own life The author frees himself from having to write a character who embodies the history beliefs and upbringing of their times The character can thus serve as a stand in for the author himself a vehicle for whatever message or symbolism the author wants to express That is not a responsible engagement with our past Nor is it very good literature All it can produce is a one dimensional cut and paste version of history that uses real events like cheap propsMilkweed has another characteristic which undermines the narrator s effectiveness The narrator interjects occasional bouts of omniscience with his obliviousness The contrast undermines his portrayal as oblivious or innocent By the end it becomes clear that he is an old man looking back to his childhood But throughout it seemed that the author wanted to have it both ways to write someone who is oblivious to everything except whatever facts the author felt he needed to advance the story This unevenness in perspective does not do anything purposeful in a literary sense If done right a similar techniue might destabilize our frames of reference to increase the effect of the protagonist s dislocation in his violent and unpredictable environment In this story though it only erases any potential of the narrator to be convincing or compellingThe best I can say is that I found Milkweed to be an uninspiring foray into the horrors of history There s something special something real about Jerry Spinelli s books His style of writing is one of my absolute favourites You don t just read his books You get inside the pages and stand on the street corner while the pickpockets run the bombs fall and the Jackboots march in their perfect rows It s not just a story It s Twig the Fairy and the Goblin Masquerade (Twig the Fairy your story becauseou re in it The characters the plot the setting the details the dialogue all pitch perfect I had to read the whole book in one sitting You lived and breathed with the characters sharing their laughter triumph tears and the hopelessness of their world You start believing in bread in running in angels You see why they say mothers aren t real and neither are oranges Real mother s don t die And if the war ever ends and l It s taken me a little while to put into words a review for this book My son and I have been studying WW2 and the Holocaust We have read and watched numerous stories fiction and non fiction pertaining to our unit study This book is one of the absolute best Don t get me wrong the content is difficult unfathomable and just downright hard to read but if we want to understand history we can t sugar coat it My son is 11 and became so deeply enthralled by this story that we ended up reading it every day for hours and hours just to get through to the end The sto. O wants to be a Nazi some day with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of. ,
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