Child of the Mountains

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Child of the Mountains
  • Marilyn Sue Shank
  • English
  • 04 January 2018
  • 0385740794

About the Author: Marilyn Sue Shank

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Child of the Mountains It s about keeping the faith.Growing up poor in 1953 in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia doesn t bother Lydia Hawkins She treasures her tight knit family There s her loving mama, now widowed her whip smart younger brother, BJ, who has cystic fibrosis and wise old Gran But everything falls apart after Gran and BJ die and mama is jailed unjustly Suddenly Lydia has lost all those dearest to her Moving to a coal camp to live with her uncle William and aunt Ethel Mae only makes Lydia feel alone She is ridiculed at her new school for her outgrown homemade clothes and the way she talks, and for what the kids believe her mama did And to make matters worse, she discovers that her uncle has been keeping a family secret about her.If only Lydia, with her resilient spirit and determination, could find a way to clear her mother s name Download Child of the Mountains Author Marilyn Sue Shank – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Child of the Mountains

  1. Cara says:

    As of late I haven t read as much, which is a shame since there are so many titles out that just sound wonderful What I m trying to get at is that when I choose to read a book it has to easily win me over, and this story is a prime example of a little book that won my heart over completely.Lydia at the moment is living with her Aunt and Uncle away from Paradise the actual town she used to live in Her life has turned right on its head in just a few moments Her Gran and younger brother have d As of late I haven t read as much, which is a shame since there are so many titles out that just sound wonderful What I m trying to get at is that when I choose to read a book it has to easily win me over, and this story is a prime example of a little book that won my heart over completely.Lydia at the moment is living with her Aunt and Uncle away from Paradise the actual town she used to live in Her life has turned right on its head in just a few moments Her Gran and younger brother have died, and her Mama is in jai...

  2. Wendy says:

    This is a sneaky little book I started it on the bus, and when I read the first page I groaned internally I wondered if it wouldn t be better just to stare into spaceMy mama s in jail It ain t right Leastwise, I don t think so Them folks that put her there just don t understand our family.Then I read the second page, and laughed out loudThat s why I stopped by the company store after school yesterday and boug...

  3. Valerie says:

    This was a very heartfelt book for me I can t believe how many times a felt a little ache in my chest for Lydia Why is it that I fall for these books Because they feel honest I believe my favorite genre is fantasy and I will always love it but then there are books like this That isn t at all dystopian or full of dragons or love triangles and yet it made my heart yearn and ache There was still magic in somet...

  4. Cate says:

    Great book Justit was great

  5. Tara says:

    Why does every main character lately have to have a parent in jail Even though I felt as though I had read this storyline in a few previous novels, I did like the unique take on it using excellent, authentic dialogue which subtly changed as the character aged The author also nicely used the character s reflections on past events to explain her current situation Defof a Grade 5 6 novel as...

  6. Andrea says:

    This review also appears on Andi s Young Adult Books Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank is the story of a young girl named Lydia who lives in Appalachia It takes place in the year 1953 Lydia feels pretty lost right now She has been sent to live with her aunt and uncle Her father passed away in an accident some years ago Her mother is currently in jail, for theoretically killing her little brother, BJ, who had cystic fibrosis Her grandmother has also just passed away She is angr This review also appears on Andi s Young Adult Books Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank is the story of a young girl named Lydia who lives in App...

  7. Vivian says:

    This story is both heart wrenching and heart warming Lydia Hawkins is a young woman child really , that has been forced to see a lot of adversity in her young years She doesn t really see much of the poverty and hard work as anything other than routine until the death of her brother Even after this event, Lydia strives to keep going strong Ms Shank has written a beautiful story of mountain living in the Wes...

  8. Courtney Goldbeck says:

    I started and finished this book in a day It was one of the best books I have ever read Though the author is from West Virginia, where the book is set, she really captured the language of the common people of Appalachia It felt genuine and made the characterstangible Lydia is an incredibly brave and tenacious young girl who has everything in her life change but learns from each and every experience and does a lot of growing up at the same time I cannot wait to see what Shank writes ne I started and finished this book in a day It was one of the best books I have ever read Though the author is from West Virginia, where th...

  9. Jody Phillips says:

    This novel is both touching and endearing Getting into the mountain dialect took a chapter or two, but the story, with it s twists and turns was worth the effort The protagonist, Lydia, is engaging and following her thought process was illuminating She shows the character of mountain folk their strengths and weaknesses as well as their gritty survival A strong theme for the book is the notion that true wealth comes with the love of family and the simple pleasures of family life Family cre This novel is both touching and endearing Getting into the mountain dialect took a chapter or two, but the story, with it s twists and turns was worth the ...

  10. Vicki says:

    Compelling read about a young girl growing up poor in 1953 in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia Her father is dead and her mother has been sent to prison for a crime that Lydia doesn t believe is her fault Lydia is living with her au...