PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy)


  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • The Enemy
  • Sara Holbrook
  • en
  • 14 March 2018
  • 9781629794983

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Review Ø The Enemy Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read Set in 1954 this compelling historical novel tells the story of a young girl’s struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of World War II The war is over but the threat of communism and the Cold War loom over the United States In Detroit Michigan twelve year old Marjorie Campbell struggles with the ups and downs of family life dealing with her veteran fa. I liked this book It wasn t my favorite because they would flashback and flash forward a lot which made it somewhat confusing to read Also the timeline was good and wasn t unrealistic

Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara HolbrookThe Enemy

Review Ø The Enemy Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read Ther’s unpredictable outbursts keeping her mother’s stash of banned library books a secret and getting along with her new older “brother” the teenager her family took in after his veteran father’s death When a new girl from Germany transfers to Marjorie’s class Marjorie finds herself torn between befriending Inga and pleasing her best friend. This wonderful piece of historical fiction is set in Detroit in 1954 a year before I was born Although I grew up in the rural South I could still relate to many of the events the author describes here as well as the xenophobia that plagued her school and neighborhood and dare I say our nation As I read the book and I don t know how I managed to miss it earlier I couldn t help but think about today s political climate and the hatred and fear that are fomented toward those that are different from the rest of us or who we have learned to call the enemy The book covers a lot of territory and cuts a wide swath in examining how many of the citizens of this country as well as others often give blind allegiance to their leaders and elected officials If this all sounds familiar it just be that in some respects we ve returned to the days of the Cold War the red scare and the witch hunt led by Senator Joseph McCarthy in those days The narrator twelve year old Marjorie Campbell leads a life not far removed from most youngsters in those times Her father suffers from PTSD as the result of his military service and many Americans still bear grudges toward the Nazis and Germans after WWII as well as harboring fears about Russians and communism Marjorie is no exception to this rule but a small crack in her veneer occurs when her teacher assigns her to befriend a new student Inga Scholtz may have recently arrived from Canada but it is clear that her origins were in Germany Marjorie is torn between acting kindly to the girl and staying in the good graces of her best friend Bernadette Ferguson Unfortunately often she shuns Inga because the rest of her classmates are as they belittle Inga and make fun of her culture and clothing Things escalate as Bernadette suggests that the girls write in a slam book through which they will ask and answer uestions about Inga Although this might seem to be a trivial matter it is intended to be cruel and to align the girls even further against the young German girl Eventually Marjorie does the right thing but it takes almost the entire book before she does so and seeing her father s willingness to move past the wounds of the war and his awareness that the men on the other side of the conflict were humans just like him caught up in a war machine I thoroughly enjoyed this exploration of an ethical dilemma from the aisles of a typical American classroom as well as the plotlines about book banning and her mother s college education which seemed somehow to set her apart from others and not in a good way While it might seem that we ve come a long long way baby in other respects we seem to be going backward in time If this story seems personal in many ways it is as the author based some of the characters and experiences on those of her own family Like many I ve always enjoyed Sara Holbrook s poetry so I am delighted to see her first novel There are many passages that made me laugh as well as some that made me wince and others that left me troubled as I pondered how I might have behaved if I had been in Marjorie s shoes While this novel covers territory not usually explored in books for young readers it does so through a narrator with whom most of them can relate I appreciated the inclusion of complex characters and subtle references to the economic differences among the families in Marjorie s neighborhood as well as the examination of life after a war or a conflict ends

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Review Ø The Enemy Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read Bernadette by writing in a slam book that spreads rumors about Inga Marjorie seems to be confronting enemies everywhere at school at the library in her neighborhood and even in the news In all this turmoil Marjorie tries to find her own voice and figure out what is right and who the real enemies actually are Includes an author’s note and bibliography. Transported to another timeFamiliar but different my story but another s storyNancy Drew bomb drills frenemies Underachieving mothers and kind but struggling fathersWandering and wondering down memory laneWith side trails that now beckon to exploreMcCarthy witch hunt Red scare bomb buildingFear of the othera festering wound breeding hate and crueltyWhen will we ever learn Ok Sara Holbrook haven t attempted much poetry of late but how could I not respond to a poet s novel without at least trying Thank you for the captivating characters and story engaging thought provoking uandaries The Enemy was time travel at it s best and yet reflects our current lack of ability to step outside of fear and our ignorance of history that could so help us understand the present This book will be in my next book talk and I ll be telling my students I want to give your book a 6 star rating And then I want to find people to read with and talk about this book I ll insist this book be on our middle school Book Madness for next school year


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  1. says: Summary The Enemy PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook

    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) ARC from the publisher at ALAMarjorie Campbell is trying to navigate junior high in Detroit in 1954 Her best friend Bernadette is freuently absent with earaches and things are odd at home The family has taken in a high school boy Frank whose parents are dead and her father suffers PTSD from being in WWII Her moth

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) I liked this book It wasn't my favorite because they would flashback and flash forward a lot which made it somewhat confu

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read Summary The Enemy This book was pretty good I really liked the main characters Marjorie and Inga I wish the ending had wrapped up the story a little but I still liked it I liked how Marjorie became confident throughout the book and how her relationship with Inga and Frank changed from the beginning

  4. says: PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy)

    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) This wonderful piece of historical fiction is set in Detroit in 1954 a year before I was born Although I grew up in the rural South I could still relate to many of the events the author describes here as well as the xenophobia that plagued her school and neighborhood and dare I say our nation As I read the book—and I don’t know how I managed to miss it earlier—I couldn’t help but think about today’s

  5. says: Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read Summary The Enemy

    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Where has Sara Holbrook been hiding her talent for fiction all these years? I've only known her as a poet and an outspoken and wonderful one at that so to pick up her brand new novel and finish it in one setting has blown me away; what a page turner The book has an easily accessible lead character Marjorie who is struggling with her surroundings her family and her friendships Marjorie is growing up in turbulent 1950's America and battles p

  6. says: Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read

    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Marjorie lives in Detroit in the 1950s a decade that has been depicted as placid and normal when the wars were over and America was Great but M's life is pretty full of confusing things Her best friend is pulling all kinds of stunts her mom is hiding subversive books under the bed and there seem to be enemies everywhere Sara Holbrook's first novel based on her own experiences as a young girl in a world as complex as the one we have today

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook Summary The Enemy A new girl moves to a new town and goes to school with the protagonist But it is not an average new girl this new girl has a secret Margorie the protagonist happens to find out the secret With two friendships on

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    Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read Summary The Enemy I enjoyed The Enemy by Sara Holbrook I wasn't sure where it was going because there were several directions it could have ta

  9. says: PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Sara Holbrook õ 2 Free read Summary The Enemy

    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Transported to another timeFamiliar but different my story but another's storyNancy Drew bomb drills frenemies Underachieving mothers and kind

  10. says: PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Sara Holbrook Summary The Enemy

    PDF or EBOOK (The Enemy) From her “Chicks Up Front” days to a recent piece on how one of her poems was botched by a Texas standardized test Sara Holbrook has always been in the right place saying what needs to be said It’s no surprise that her first novel for young readers The Enemy Detroit 1954 is perfectly in sync with our troubled timesHolbrook’s main character Marjorie Campbell is twelve years old as the atrocities of World War II are still

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