Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer Holm - ADVISABLE

Holm, Jennifer L. The Trouble with May Amelia, 204 p. After ten years, May Amelia is back – and she hasn’t aged a bit.  She is still not interested in learning to be a lady.  She is still more inclined to cause trouble than to do what is expected of her.  Most of the time May Amelia just has to deal with bratty older brothers, annoying neighbors and life around the far.  But something big and bad is looming on the horizon and Father is convinced that it is all May Amelia’s fault, that she is really that Useless Girl, he calls her.  There may not be any way to put her family back together.  Don’t let the cover fool you – May Amelia lives in Washington State in 1900.  (You couldn’t tell that by her modern t-shirt, however).  Life on the frontier is still as hard as ever and May Amelia and her family are heart-breaking one minute and laugh-out-loud the next.  EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher.

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