Review: MY VICKSBURG by Ann Rinaldi

Diary of an Eccentric reviewed My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

My Vicksburg shows the hardships that the people endured during the siege, mainly how the Union won the town by essentially starving its people, and even while devising ways for the Corbets to be well fed, Rinaldi emphasizes how their neighbors weren’t so lucky.  She also shows how the war pitted loved ones against one another and forced people of all ages to make difficult decisions.  Moreover, Rinaldi doesn’t sugarcoat the trials and horrors of war, understanding that younger readers can handle such truths.

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Review: MY VICKSBURG by Ann Rinaldi

Tina Says… read and reviewed My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

Claire and her family have been forced to move into a cave as Vicksburg and the surrounding area is being shelled by Union soldiers. Claire’s older brother, Landon, is a doctor for the Union army, while her father practices medicine with the Confederate army. Landon returns home for a brief visit with his family, bringing with him Robert, a Confederate soldier who he is treating and who is in some trouble of his own. Although Claire’s family had been affluent, now that there is a war food is scarce. While Claire does not bemoan the hardships that have befallen them, it is obvious that her way of life is dramatically changed.

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