Up a Road Slowly by Irene HuntDescriptions on book covers are usually trite. After reading the back of Irene Hunt's Up a Road Slowly , I was convinced that I would be hard pressed to find anything of value within its pages. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a novel of great wisdom, sadness, and beauty. Even more, imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a novel of great realism. This isn't a fairy tale version of girlhood, but a simple portrait of a young woman being confronted with good and evil in equal measure. And unlike many books on similar themes, Up a Road Slowly 's Julie Trelling learns that evil is not something merely outside herself, but is also within her. There isn't much plot to speak of, at least not in the ordinary sense.
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Franciscan Herald Press. The one element that drove me to distraction was that I could not determine what time period the book was set. Uh, no. I think the real take home message in this book is that growing up is ip work, that compassion and selflessness isnt inherent in anyone.I'm really curious about what other readers think of this part of Up a Road Slowly. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account! Chicago: Follett Publishing Company. I did not think it was well constructed at all.
The book is written in the style of a memoir, which gives it feel at least to me of really being a book about childhood and growing up for adults. Friend Reviews. Maybe they fell in slowl with someone new. Julie and Cordelia are instantly at odds.
First Edition. Comments Atom. He dies of cirrhosis of the liver just as he seems to be emerging to a real concern for others. Haskell was described in the very first few pages as a drunk and a liar!
This is particularly surprising because Julie is the narrator. Log-in or create an account first. Julie takes her some flowers, and then is consumed with guilt when Aggie dies. The Lies and Omissions of Teen Girls.
Up A Road Slowly by Irene Hunt - my Dramatic Interpretation from forensics
Julie is seven years old when her mother dies and she is sent to live with her maiden Aunt Cordelia in the country. The story is told by Julie in first person, and follows her life until graduation from high school. Aunt Cordelia is kind but strict. Julie does have moments of wit, but in general I would say this is a more serious book than Anne of Green Gables. I do not remember reading this when I was a teen or preteen, but would recommend it to any girl who liked Anne of Green Gables. I liked it enough to pass on a copy to my teen daughter.
The story of Julie's first love and its loss is poignant and completely relatable. We are reading all the books that have received the John Newbery Medal. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jaselyn Blanchard. It's the fact that death, betray.
Shelved and shipped in new mylar wrapper. This isn't a fairy tale version of girlhood, but a simple portrait of a young woman being confronted with good and evil in equal measure. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. Talk about being a chatterbox.Haskell was described in the very first few pages as a drunk and a liar. View all 3 elowly I had read Across Five Aprils twenty years ago. Despite many warnings, Julie was never kind to Aggie.
Cordelia reminded boom of my grandmothers and how meticulous they were in their day to day care of their house and their things. I might hand if off to one of my students, and then hold my breath that she would appreciate a fraction of what I found to love. Showing. He's such a great character--self-centered, p.