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ISBN: 0060086408
Author: Julie Williams
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTempest; 1 edition (March 2004)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 586
Size Fb2: 1933 kb
Size ePub: 1536 kb
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Emotionally Powerful.

Emotionally Powerful. The poems are so well done that they really tell the story in a manner that is gripping in its emotional power and with a wealth of detail that enables us to picture the place and people. I couldn't put it down; it made me laugh and cry. It's a terrific book for adults as well as the young adults for whom it is intended and I can't recommmend it highly enough.

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Published by Thriftbooks. This book is exquisitely written

Ms. Williams' masterful art of telling a moving story involving charcters we care and/or wonder about touched me the way Karen Hesse's Out Of The Dust did. I just put it down, and I'm going back for my second read. A Wonderful Story For All Ages. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. This book is exquisitely written. Telling the story in poems produces a demand on the author to make every word count. And Julie Williams delivers a spare, haunting, passionate tale about loss, injustice, tenderness, and forgiveness.

The tornado that is a prologue to this work, set in northern Minnesota in the early 1960s, serves as a metaphor for lives ripped asunder much as a genuine twister tears up land and property. A lot in 14-year-old Allie’s life falls apart: her beloved father dies; her emotionally unstable mother disappears ever more frequently; and she witnesses shocking injustices committed against Native American neighbors and classmates.

Passions flare, secrets unravel and love blossoms in the heart of the summer season. As summertime flourishes, it’s time for new beginning. eartsease House is in desperate need of renovation. As the warm days of summer draw closer, Heartsease House and its beautiful love-knot garden are transformed. But will Joel, Kezzie and Lauren be able to restore their own hearts? Kick off your sandals, enjoy a glass of rose and escape into a gorgeous novel this summer with Julia Williams.

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Allie Benton's summer at her grandparents' house in Minnesota is the same as it's always been: northern lights and pine trees, family gossip and root beer floats. She's come here to escape Nebraska's tornado season every summer for as long as she can remember. The only difference is, this time no one's coming to take her back to Nebraska when fall rolls around.

With her father dead, her mother run off to heaven knows where, and her twin brother, seven years buried, just a ghost in her memory, Allie settles in with her grandparents for a cold Minnesota winter. But it's hard to fit in at a new school when her family can't afford to buy her a pair of blue jeans. And, in an ethnically divided community, Allie isn't even allowed to choose the friends she wants-handsome Joey Redfern and Lidia, the beautiful Ojibwe girl who calls Allie my niijikwe, "my friend."

With a strong poetic voice, Julie Williams creates snapshots of Allie piecing a new life together- longing for her mother, grieving for her father, remembering her brother, and struggling to do what's right in an imperfect world. As the people around her come and go, Allie starts to get a sense of who she is, and of what she can hold on to despite the changes in her world.

Comments:

Thorgahuginn
I loved this book. I simply could not put it down. The poetry blended the story and made it unique. This book will appeal to all ages - young and old. It is a story of adolescent discovery and loss with none of the teenage angst so prevalent in most of these type stories. Filled with love and hope and understanding. A wonderful story that will stay with me - and I will read it over and over again.
Umdwyn
I am a 55 year old male man who didn't want to read "a story in poem" about anything. I was given this book and resisted reading it for a very long time. One night I started reading and I could not put it down. It was powerful and moving. It's about a 14 year old girl learning to live in this life. It's a poem. I cried like a baby! I am currently buying up every copy I can. I give this book to anyone I care about.
If you, or maybe your very close friend, had a difficult childhood. This book is for you. Poem and all! Poem just means all the unneeded words are missing. Read this book! (...)
Mautaxe
I absolutely love this book! Not having read many stories told in poems, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when a friend recommended "Escaping Tornado Season." Before I knew it, I'd read fifty pages, and found myself totally involved in the story, the characters, and the wonderful imagery the author was able to evoke with such simple, yet powerful language. Being male, mid-thirties, and having spent my childhood in New York City, my life experience couldn't be more different than main character Allie's-but I was able to completely connect with her situation, and her feelings about the world around her. I must commend author Julie Williams for building such a rich story with seemingly simple poems. Her accessible style draws you in first with words, but then leaves you breathless with a depth of feeling and emotion. I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old alike. We've all felt out of place at one time or other, and "Escaping Tornado Season" shows us so wonderfully that it's okay to be different, and that one person's voice can make a difference.
Xwnaydan
Escaping is the example set for Allie by her mother and it is Allie's triumph that she does more than escape. Circumstances over which Allie has no control-metaphorically symbolized by tornado season-have left Allie lonely, grieving, and angry-but never on the verge of giving up. Through free verse poetry, the reader experiences what any fourteen-year-old must face and, in Allie's case, a great deal more. She learns how to ward off sorrow and neglect and to take risks that define her character. The poems are moving but not sentimental. The words are sparse and powerful and they engage all the senses. I can smell the damp earth beside the grave, hear the Ojibwe drums across the bay, see the dark water between the creaking floes of ice on the lake, taste the special treat of Neapolitan ice cream, and feel Allie's hope carry her through her own tornado season. This is an exquisite book that I will savor over and over.
Lucam
This book is exquisitely written. Telling the story in poems produces a demand on the author to make every word count. And Julie Williams delivers a spare, haunting, passionate tale about loss, injustice, tenderness, and forgiveness. The characters are complicated and not always likable yet the author treats them with compassion. She respects the difficult histories of her characters. Readers will experience a wide range of emotions in reading this incredible book--joy, sadness, anger. There are also moments of warm sweetness in the book, where the descriptive powers of the author give the 13 year old protagonist a touching, achingly beautiful voice.
Perius
I enjoyed this book immensely, as did (all!) the members of my book club. The descriptions are lovely, the characters real, the story poignant, the end satisfying.
In spare language, the author shows us through a heartwarming main character what it is like to lose a twin and a father. I felt her anguish about having an unstable mother, and going to a new school without the right clothes to fit in. I felt the heartbreak of her Native American friends who, in the sixties when the novel is set, are scorned by most of the townspeople. It's awesome how much insight and information was conveyed, and how much I was made to care, in such a short book.
blac wolf
Emotionally Powerful. In "Escaping Tornado Season" Julie Williams has told a story of a girl coping with the death of her father and huge changes in her life at an age when she is most vulnerable. The poems are so well done that they really tell the story in a manner that is gripping in its emotional power and with a wealth of detail that enables us to picture the place and people. I couldn't put it down; it made me laugh and cry. It's a terrific book for adults as well as the young adults for whom it is intended and I can't recommmend it highly enough.
A wonderful book, although I wouldn't call it poetry; more like a diary. I met the author and she is a wonderfully funny person. The story is one that holds your attention. Read it all in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Even my husband likes it and he doesn't do much reading for pleasure.

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