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  1. [Download free pdf] Guerrilla Season Guerrilla Season Pat Hughes audiobook | *ebooks | Download PDF | ePub | DOC #6352563 in Books 2003-08-12Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.56 x 1.20 x 5.72l, 1.12 #File Name: 0374328110336 pages | File size: 67.Mb Pat Hughes : Guerrilla Season before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Guerrilla Season: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Excellent portrayal of youth during the Civil War!By Steve AndrewsI like the fact that this book captures the emotions of boys growing up in a border state, where loyalties were divided farm by farm, family by family, and the fact that armed civilians could knock on your door in the middle of the night demanding to know who your loyalties lied with- and the wrong answer could get the men shot and the home torched. It tells the story of two boys- best friends- whose families lay on opposite sides of the conflict, and how

  2. attempts to stay neutral were impossible. Ultimately, it affects their friendship.3 of 5 people found the following review helpful. Not necessarily so gfoodBy Book MamaWhile there are some interesting elements in the book and it is a unique lookat the supposed childhood of Jesse James, I do not recommend it for children. There is a lot of swearing in it. I know most folks are exposed to swearing all the time, but I do not want that for my children. It is possible to write wonderful fiction and get the point across without having to resort to using swearing. As I read old time fiction I notice this!Secondly I do not like Matt's attitude toward his mother. He is not respectful, he hides things from her. I do not like my chidren being exposed to things like that.7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. Two thumbs up from a Georgia parent and sonBy Georgia DadMy 14 year-old son came home from school with this book, because of our family interest in the WBTS when our ancestors fought for the South. The book is nominated for the Children's Book Award in Georgia. When I saw on the back that it was written by a northerner I got suspicious. But I assure you the book is not just one more Yankeefied version of the war. If you have kids in school you know that most books about the war put Southerners in a bad light but this one is different. For one thing it shows Southerners who didn't own slaves. (Like my ancestors didn't.) Also the people in the book who do have slaves, don't beat or mistreat them.Guerrilla Season is about a boy named Matt who lives in Missouri, where they had heavy guerrilla activity through out the war. Matt is 15 and he to decide, will he go to fight for the South with Quantrill, or will he leave his home and stay safe with his family? (Fighting for the Union, NOT an option for this proud Southron boy!) The story is about everything that happens to Matt and his family, his neighbors and his friend Jesse through that summer, 1863. North and south, both do terrible things and the author is very fair in showing it. I won't say how it ends because until the last minute you can't be sure if Matt will change his mind.I can't say enough good things about this book. All the characters are so real, and for boys, there is alot of action. This is a great story for parents to read, along with their kids. The Civil War in MissouriIn 1863, at fifteen, Matt Howard is old enough to join the Southern guerrillas and help protect Missouri from Union forces. But Matt would rather farm than fight tending his beloved pa's land is the next best thing to having him still alive. Whats more, to safeguard her six children, Matts mother insists that the family take a neutral position. In Missouri's Civil War, which pits neighbor against neighbor, armed men often bang on doors in the middle of the night, shouting "Union or Secesh?" The wrong answer can get a civilian killed.Matts mother is from the North, and when Ma decides to move them back, Matt is torn: Should he abandon his farm or his family? And what about his friend Jesse, who has no doubts about joining the guerrillas? What will Jesse say if Matt runs away? In this large, gripping examination of the Civil War in Missouri, a boy bewildered by the madness around him wrestles with questions about family ties, friendship, and loyalty. From School Library JournalGrade 6-9-Called "Coward" for not choosing sides during the Civil War, Matt Howard contemplates abandoning his family's Missouri farm and his beloved father's grave site to find refuge. The teen wants nothing more than to continue farming, "but nobody will let him do that," including the militia that forces him to sign an oath and do weeks of labor for the Union. His mother has made up her mind to leave their land and take her children to her once-estranged parents in Pennsylvania. Even his best friend plans to fight for the South alongside his brother, under the leadership of the ruthless guerrilla leader, Quantrill. Finally, after death and destruction hit home and Matt falls under suspicion, he decides to take a stand and sacrifice everything. Delivering lifelike characters and a stimulating plot, this novel is a good exploration of the turmoil surrounding war-torn Missouri. It offers a rare look at a time when youth had a strong appreciation for land, respect for elders, and were forced to grow up early and look death in the face. One can't help but empathize with this strong-hearted boy forced into the role of caregiver for his family, swallowing his pride at every turn and protecting those in his charge against things they should not have to do, hear, or see.Kimberly Monaghan, formerly at Vernon Area Public Library, ILCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.From BooklistGr. 7-12. "I don't fight, I farm." In 1863 in Missouri, 15-year-old Matt wants nothing to do with the Civil War raging around him. His only wish is to grow corn and help his strong, widowed mother care for the family. He takes no sides and sees no righteous cause (slavery is not an issue), but the violence comes closer until it threatens to tear apart his home and his lifelong bond with his best friend, Jesse. This first novel is very long, with many confusing twists and turns. But the confusion is the point of the story. Like Matt, the reader keeps asking, who's fighting whom? Why? Are the "guerrillas" for the South or the North? The atrocity on both sides is brought home after Union soldiers torture Jesse's Rebel family, and then, later, Rebel soldiers become brutal perpetrators. There's lots of physical action, but the best part of the story concerns Matt's close relationships with family and friends: the furious quarrels, the vulnerability, and always the threat of betrayal. Hazel RochmanCopyright American Library Association. All rights reserved "Hughes's strong Civil War novel depicts the plight of families caught between warring neighbors...a compelling story about courage and sacrifice...History buffs will appreciate Hughes's accurate detailing of the events and moods of a tumultuous time." --Publishers Weekly