- Also check our best rated Children’s Book reviews
When Will This Cruel War be over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson (Dear America (Reissues)) Hardcover – 1 Sep 1996
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
my favorite bit was when the yankees invaded( if you have seen the T.V. movie of this book, ther is my favorite annoying thrase at that part.), it must have been terryfying!
Even though it did not end on a very happy note, and it was all doom and gloom for everyone but her in the epilouge this was a really good, well written book.
so fantastic, 100 stars, possibly more, my only complaint that it was so short.
Barry Denemberg did not take the time to develop any of the characters, the setting or even think up an engaging plot. Instead, he threw the reader in at the deep end, so to speak.
The fact that Emma was blatantly racist did not greatly affect my impression of her, because if I had been able to relate to her in any other aspects of her life, or at least understand what was going on in her mind, (or indeed any of the other characters) I would have understood that Mr.Denenmberg was simply truthfully portraying a young girl in the South during the Civil War.
Overall, I was grateful that the book finished swiftly, and, if anything, despite taking the easy way out by killing so many characters off and bringing constant death and destruction into the pages, it gave me a slight edge on the harshness of the Civil War, and once again proved how hard it was for the fading Southern Belles left behind in the losing battle.
life forever. Her father and brother went to fight
for the Confederacy, and Emma's brother dies in
battle. Emma's world is torn apart as war rages
at her doorstep. There are food shortages, and Union
soldier occupy Emma's small hometown. Emma's mother
gets ill and dies, and Emma wonders if life will
ever be the same again. A touching, poignant book.
Readers will relate to Emma, and the diary format
enables the reader to know what its like to have your
world torn apart while war rages at your doorstep...
a must-read for any girl ages 8-13 who is interested
in history. Also reccomended: Sally Bradford: The
Story of a Rebel Girl by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler,
and Emma Eileen Grove, Mississippi, 1865 by Kathleen
I found this book intriguing and quite easy to lose yourself in. Quickly I found myself pretending I was Emma when I sat down to read, placing myself in her shoes.
This is an absolute must read book for girls of all ages!
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews