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Homefront Free read ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ For as long as Margaret Ann Motley can remember she has been waiting and hoping for one thing a room to call her very own And when Margaret's older sister leaves for college it looks like Margaret's days of waiting are over But then disaster strikes Its form an English cousin named CourtneyTs in the navy that Margaret discovers an ally and a friend where at first she saw only a rivalPoet and novelist Doris Gwaltney has crafted a detailed spirited sometimes humorous and always deeply felt novel about two girls coming of age and becoming friends in the shadow of the biggest war in modern histo. “Homefront” For my book review I read the book “Homefront” by Doris Gwaltney I enjoyed this book a lot It was my favorite type of book books about World War II “Homefront” was a good story with suspenseful events Doris Gwaltney does an amazing job at capturing the historical events of World War II and creating it into a story for younger readers to understand The setting of “Homefront” takes place on a farm in a little town in Virginia The story takes place during World War II The characters are your typical American family The plot of the story happens because of the war “Homefront” all starts at the beginning of World War II The problems that happen are many but the most important ones are the life lessons learned by Margret Ann In “Homefront” there are a lot of characters that each “brings” something to the story This makes the story even interesting Margret Ann Motley is the narrator of the story She lives in a house with her mother Emily Ruth her father John Motley he grandmother Grandma Motley Margret Ann also has an older brother John Motley an older sister Elizabeth Motley and two younger twin sisters Paige and Polly Motley With all these characters your thinking how could there be There is though Since at first the war effected Europe first Margret finds out that she has a cousin aunt and uncle living in England Her cousin Courtney and Aunt Mary Lee Lively come to live with the Motleys while their homeland is being torn apart Uncle Walter is in the Air force so he doesn’t go to the Motley’s At first Courtney aand Margret Ann aren’t friends but find out they have in common then they know This book really expresses the difficulties of World War II from an American’s eyes This is a good book and I would recommend it to anyone Especially someone interested in a good read or likes stories about wars It was an easy read with short chapters also

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For as long as Margaret Ann Motley can remember she has been waiting and hoping for one thing a room to call her very own And when Margaret's older sister leaves for college it looks like Margaret's days of waiting are over But then disaster strikes Its form an English cousin named Courtney who has been fo. This was a very realistic book It portrayed exactly how it was living on the home front and having family members in the army

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HomefrontRced to flee 1941 London because of the blitz Not at all concerned with what's happening in Europe Margaret Ann is soon fighting a war of her own as she watches her cousin Courtney get not only her room but also the attention of her very own family and boyfriend It's not until Margaret's only brother enlis. 35 starsMargaret Ann Motley has been sharing a bedroom with her grandmother for the past five years – ever since her twin sisters were born and she is looking forward to finally having her own room when her sister Elizabeth goes away to college When Elizabeth leaves Margaret Ann feels sad and excited at the same time but her excitement is short lived Her parents tell her that her aunt and cousin are coming from England where World War II is raging to stay with them on their Virginia farm This means that Margaret Ann has to move back into Grandma’s room so that her aunt and cousin can have a room of their own and she isn’t happy about it When Aunt Mary Lee and Courtney arrive Margaret Ann’s already negative attitude gets even worse Her cousin is a total know it all who gets away with everything and seems determined to take not only Margaret Ann’s place in her family but her friends and boyfriend as well Though Margaret Ann feels sorry about the fact that Courtney’s father is missing in action she can’t force herself to try to befriend her cousin It isn’t long before the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and the US declares war As Margaret Ann’s family and neighbors are drawn into the war in various ways the fighting overseas begins to hit much too close to home Homefront is great historical fiction in that it draws you in to a very specific time and place Gwaltney gives the reader a sense of what life was like on the home front during World War II She also creates characters that are complex and uniue Margaret Ann and Courtney both grow and change in very realistic ways throughout the story Margaret Ann is a character that you can’t help but root for while Courtney is a perfectly drawn foil Their relationship is very realistic and it grows and changes as the girls mature The conflicts that Margaret Ann experiences both with Courtney and in dealing with her friends’ and family’s expectations of her will be easy for most teens to relate to The secondary characters are all realistic and well drawn and help to round out the story Homefront is a well written story of growing up family love and perseverance