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Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

Escrito por Karen Hesse

Narrado por Julia Whelan


Phoenix Rising

Escrito por Karen Hesse

Narrado por Julia Whelan

avaliações:
4/5 (4 avaliações)
Comprimento:
4 horas
Lançado em:
Aug 20, 2010
ISBN:
9781441818218
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

Nyle's life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear power plant. Without warning, Nyle's modest world fills with protective masks, evacuations, contaminated food, disruptions, and mistrust. Things become even more complicated when Ezra Trent and his mother, refugees from the heart of the accident, take temporary shelter in the back bedroom of Nyle's house. The back bedroom is the dying room: It took her mother when Nyle was six; it stole away her grandfather just two years ago. Now, Ezra is back there and Nyle doesn't want to open her heart to him. Too many times she's let people in, only to have them desert her. If she lets herself care for Ezra, she knows he'll end up leaving her, too.

"The author's understated approach heightens the emotional impact of her searching and memorable tale." -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Hesse transcends the specific to illuminate universal questions of responsibility, care, and love. . . . Hesse portrays her characters' anguish and their growing tenderness with such unwavering clarity and grace that she sustains the tension of her lyrical, understated narrative right to her stunning, beautifully wrought conclusion." -- Kirkus Reviews, Pointer Review

Lançado em:
Aug 20, 2010
ISBN:
9781441818218
Formato:
Audiolivro


Sobre o autor

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from Rifka, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, Sable and Lavender. In addition to the Newbery, she has received honors including the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award and the Christopher Award, and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

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  • (4/5)
    A very thought-provoking book about the aftermath of a disaster at a nuclear reactor, affecting a large portion of the northeastern U.S. This is the story of a girl living just outside the contaminated zone, and how her life changes since the disaster. The characters were interesting, with good development. The theme that stays with me after reading Phoenix Rising is that of how the effects of the disaster are long-term, and will never go away for the people involved, while the government tries to distance itself from the situation and the rest of the world loses interest.
  • (4/5)
    Pheonix Rising is the story of a young girl named Nyle. Pheonix Rising takes place in a small farm town after a big nuclear power plant explosion.nyle and her grandmother live near the powe plant and have to watch especialy what they eat and drink, and they have to wear masks to prevent radiation poisoning. Nyle has lost so much in the acciddent and has seen so much suffering, that she has sworn never to love again. But when Nyle's grandmother decides to take in a family pushed out of their homes after the explosion, all that changes for Nyle. The famialy they takr on. Has a very sick boy and his mother. The boy slowy works his way to health,and to Nyle's heart. The boy begins to go to school again and all seems fine. One day a mean biy pushes Nyle around, a the boy stands up for her, and in this fight, he is nearlly killed. At the hospitle we see that t he boy. Had cancer all alonag and did not tell for fear of sorrow and oain on Nyle's part. While saddened by losing him, Nyle lets him go as she realizes that not all things last forever, and its best to Make good use of what youh have.REVIEW - I have mixed feelings about this book. In this book we see a happy time, and love and peace through all the pain of that time. Yet in the end, sorry, and a somber morale finish off this book. reading Pheonix Rising makes you really think of what is imoortant in life, and what is worth having. at the end of this story I thought, reflecting on Nyle's thoughts on sparing herself the pain of losing something she loves, is it rreally worth living your life without pain or sorrow, if you never experience the joy of laughter and love? Nyle thinks of a Pheonix, rising out of its own ashes, mighty snd strong, snd that is the way she feels she must be, rising triumphant over her hardships, not forgetting them, but accepting them and moving on, ready to love again, because you only live once. I would suggest this book for people who need a lift in spirit, people lost, needing to accept love, or anyone else looking for a good read. i thouroughly enjoyed this story.
  • (4/5)
    13-year-old Nyle learns about relationships and death when 15-year-old Ezra, who was exposed to radiation leaked from a nearby nuclear plant, comes to stay at her grandmother's Vermont farmhouse.
  • (4/5)
    Gives us an understanding of what an atomic blast may be like. Made me think about how we view things.