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Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1) After Inheriting Her Uncle S Homesteading Claim In Montana Year Old Orphan Hattie Brooks Travels From Iowa In To Make A Home For Herself And Encounters Some Unexpected Problems Related To The War Being Fought In Europe

10 thoughts on “Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1)

  1. says:

    ACTUALLY THIS WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE Honestly I was afraid this was going to be SUPER GIRLY or SUPER ROMANCE Y or both But it really wasn t I mean it definitely would holdof an appeal for girls, and it s definitely not a new favorite, but the good news is that I only gagged once nods When the main character says something along the lines of he s so handsome, he can t be evil And I feel like most girls would gag at that also XD My favorite part about this was that it covers ACTUALLY THIS WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE Honestly I was afraid this was going to be SUPER GIRLY or SUPER ROMANCE Y or both But it really wasn t I mean it definitely would holdof an appeal for girls, and it s definitely not a new favorite, but the good news is that I only gagged once nods When the main character says something along the lines of he s so handsome, he can t be evil And I feel like most girls would gag at that also XD My favorite part about this was that it covers a unique aspect of WW1 I ve never seen another historical novel cover anything like it The primary conflict revolves around suspicion on the homefront of anything German, and the pressure on American citizens to prove their loyalty SO INTERESTING The author used the characters and the history to build a conflict that was engaging and that kept a fairly slow book going I also really liked how this blended WW1 with homesteading SO UNIQUE Plus I knew next to nothing about what homesteading was like until I read this book I didn t realize there was a deadline And that you had to prove up on your claim But the author worked those elements into the plot I LOVED how the history in this book didn t feel tacked on It s integral to the plot, the characters, and the conflict.The theme was also written SO WELL The author s use of Hattie s nicknames gave a tangible face to the character development I ve never seen anyone else do anything like that before, but it s really creative and brilliant However, like I said, this definitely isn t a new favorite I had a hard time connecting with Hattie Her voice was almost a little stale And then there were times when she would cry and I wouldn t really get why I m pretty much just dismissing that as the fact that this is MORE of a girl book It doesn t really have any romance, and girly isn t the word I would use for it it s pretty much all about hard work, community, farm life, neighbors helping each other, etc , but it would definitely appealto girls since the main character IS a girl Who would have thought Also, a few of the plot points didn t make sense to me, and some of the conflict was left open ended It s not that the conflict wasn t RESOLVED It was just resolved in an open ended, vague sort of way view spoiler Karl never really stood up for himself instead, the conflict between him and those suspicious of him just faded away as the book progressed Traft never really got what was coming to him instead, he just faded into the background of the story and became a less major character hide spoiler The only other negative is that the characters can come close to misusing God s name UGH The author walks a fine line, because the main character prays frequently, and nearly every character in the book is religious to some degree, but sometimes we still get an exclamation of Lord However, many times it doesn t seem like a misuse of God s name since the characters pray often, it seemslike an actual cry to God Especially since many of these exclamations occur in serious situations Or at one part Hattie finds something extremely dangerous at her neighbor s house and whispers Oh, Sweet Jesus Still, I d rather the author didn t walk that line it would have been easier to take this out And it s worth mentioning that some of the instances were undoubtedly misuses of God s name some of them were debatable, but some were not Blergh All in all, it was a pain and completely unnecessary I did appreciate the Christians elements in this though It was nice to see them in a well known book Granted, I m not sure this author is a Christian, and I didn t agree with ALL OF IT for example, Hattie prays often but doesn t seem to have a true relationship with God the majority of her prayers occur when she s faced with peril or when she wants to see God work in mysterious ways SO YEAH 3 stars Some good, some bad, but there s no denying that this was well written nods I doubt I ll read the next book though unless someone else from my family tells me I ll like it idk the synopsis cover are practically screaming ROMANCE XD

  2. says:

    Hattie s character was an all around joy to meet Though her story ended differently than I thought it would, and, wow, are there some sad happenings in the story, overall it felt realistic I appreciated that the author included the real life inspiration for the story, and I will definitely track down the sequel probably after I m finished with this young adult class the genre is wearing on me as a whole give me a grown up book, haha If I have any gripe it s that there were a few time Hattie s character was an all around joy to meet Though her story ended differently than I thought it would, and, wow, are there some sad happenings in the story, overall it felt realistic I appreciated that the author included the real life inspiration for the story, and I will definitely track down the sequel probably after I m finished with this young adult class the genre is wearing on me as a whole give me a grown up book, haha If I have any gripe it s that there were a few times that I wished Hattie would speak up for herself However, being that she s a young girl in the early 1900s, the way she handled things is probablyrealistic it s just my modern day woman point of view sneaking in there The descriptions of Montana are beautiful, and Hattie s personality truly shines The secondary characters are varied and wonderful as well Lest tears come to my eyes, we will avoid talking about the children of the novel, because my heart just can t take it.Young adult Beth would have loved this, andthan likely, would have read this multiple times And I know this is silly, but I hope she ends up with Charlie in book two But good on her for paving her way without a man

  3. says:

    My only regret Why didn t I read this sooner I can t wait to share Hattie with kids.

  4. says:

    The novel reads young middle grade , but, still, it was a great pleasure to read this sweet, simple story of a 16 year old girl homesteading on Montana prairie during WWI Hattie works hard, helps her friends, perseveres against many adversities Willa Cather for kids.

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was just a few pages into the book when I read a line that made me smile Left me without a doubt that this was a special this book, and Ms Larson s writing was special, too After a very rough start under the big sky of Vida, Montana, Hattie Inez Brooks sat down to the first meal in her new home A meal provided by her new neighbor, Perilee Mueller The stew tasted of sage and carrots and hope That line made me pause made me think If only we could all grab hope from the simple pleasures I was just a few pages into the book when I read a line that made me smile Left me without a doubt that this was a special this book, and Ms Larson s writing was special, too After a very rough start under the big sky of Vida, Montana, Hattie Inez Brooks sat down to the first meal in her new home A meal provided by her new neighbor, Perilee Mueller The stew tasted of sage and carrots and hope That line made me pause made me think If only we could all grab hope from the simple pleasures and kind gestures of life.The book is based on Kirby Larson s great grandmother s attempt to make a go of the homestead her Uncle left her in his will From Hattie s struggles with the bitter winter, the stifling, bug infested summers, and the anti German sentiment that threatened her best friend, Perilee Mueller and her husband, Karl, we are there with every beautifully written word If Hattie had known in advance the hardship of that year in Montana, would she have abandoned her dream I choose to believe she would ve stuck it out The Hattie I came to know would never have given up without a fight Hattie Big Sky comes highly recommended by this reader for all age groups

  6. says:

    Hattie is a sixteen year old girl who has been shuttled from relative to relative for most of her life after the death of her parents When her uncle leaves her his homestead claim in Montana, she decides to make a go of it Instead of being Hattie Here and There she wants to be Hattie Homesteader In order to keep the place, she must prove the claim with enough fencing and farming to satisfy government specifications.What a great story I loved Hattie and her amazing spirit and determination K Hattie is a sixteen year old girl who has been shuttled from relative to relative for most of her life after the death of her parents When her uncle leaves her his homestead claim in Montana, she decides to make a go of it Instead of being Hattie Here and There she wants to be Hattie Homesteader In order to keep the place, she must prove the claim with enough fencing and farming to satisfy government specifications.What a great story I loved Hattie and her amazing spirit and determination Kirby Larson has written an amazing book I feel like I lived in that claim shack with Hattie facing the hardships and experiencing the friendships and joys right along with her THIS is the book that should have won the Newbery medal instead of The Higher Power of Lucky Hattie Big Sky is now one of my top historical fiction favorites right up there with the Little House books and Sarah, Plain and Tall

  7. says:

    Wow Ireallyliked this I was SO close to rating this five stars but some things made me not Basically because of the following one reason which is not a fault 1 There s slightly too much about dirt animals prairie problems for me to love it enough to rate it five stars I like luxury books, and pretty dress books, and library books PBut I loved it I KNEW I would.1 HATTIE She s a pretty brilliant heroine Gah, I love her And I take my hat off to her I just love her.2 CHAR Wow Ireallyliked this I was SO close to rating this five stars but some things made me not Basically because of the following one reason which is not a fault 1 There s slightly too much about dirt animals prairie problems for me to love it enough to rate it five stars I like luxury books, and pretty dress books, and library books PBut I loved it I KNEW I would.1 HATTIE She s a pretty brilliant heroine Gah, I love her And I take my hat off to her I just love her.2 CHARLIE S MY FAVOURITE THOUGH Which is weird, because he s hardly IN the book I ship themsooooooooohard.3 The writing isn t exquisite, and did seem a bit empty sometimes But it was simple and fresh, which I really appreciated.4 All zee characters Perilee, Mattie, Karl CHASE I love that boy Even Traft Martin, with his movie star smile 5 I LOVED the dance That scene was probably my favourite in the whole book.6 Hattie and Charlie s letters I LOVE too Charlie s PS in the letter at the end I GRINNED AND BREATHED DEEPLY Is she sweet on meThat s ridiculously cute Can t wait to read book two tomorrow

  8. says:

    A well researched look into claimstaking land This is based on the author s grandmother s experience as a teenager, staking her own claim and farming the land by herself, and I can t even begin to say how impressed I am by all this Also, I always thought of settling the west as being a pre 1900 s thing, and this takes place at the end of the First World War Fascinating read, with great characters.

  9. says:

    Teenagers are perfect protagonists for historical novels Two historical novels for adults that really impressed me recently, The Children s Book and Wolf Hall, feature adolescents as central characters The rite of passage from child to adult is universal And as Hattie shows in Kirby Larson s touching story, young adults ability to bridge the divide between world of the kids and the world of the grown ups allows the reader to enter both The time is 1918, just after America s entry into t Teenagers are perfect protagonists for historical novels Two historical novels for adults that really impressed me recently, The Children s Book and Wolf Hall, feature adolescents as central characters The rite of passage from child to adult is universal And as Hattie shows in Kirby Larson s touching story, young adults ability to bridge the divide between world of the kids and the world of the grown ups allows the reader to enter both The time is 1918, just after America s entry into the Great War Hattie is a sixteen year old orphan who finds a way to escape her stodgy, straight laced and reluctant caretaker, Aunt Ivy When her long unseen uncle dies and wills her his Montana homestead claim, Hattie jumps at the chance to get out of Arlington, Iowa To own the land, she must find the wherewithal to prove up the claim in ten months.That s enough for an interesting tale, but Larson adds a subplot that spices things up considerably It was a time when patriotism sometime became an excuse for bigotry to exercise power German Americans were treated shabbily, in Hattie Big Sky to the point of persecution It s to Larson s credit that she doesn t present the issue in black and white Indeed, Hattie, who forms close bonds with a German farmer and his family, is attracted to the dashing young Traft Martin, land baron and leader of the County Council of Defense It would be easy to paint Traft as a coward for avoiding the draft and a hate filled monomaniac for harrassing German Americans, but he scomplicated than that In fact, I found him the most fascinating character in the novel next to Hattie, and spent some time visualizing who might play this equivocal villain in the movie.The book is peopled with quite a cast, and offers a nice window into the time of Woodrow Wilson and the Spanish Flu pandemic, as seen from the wide open spaces of the Montana prairie

  10. says:

    I was doing the good reader thing, plugging along and enjoying the story The setting of a Montana blizzard was quite appropriate at the time The book had me going.Then I did the naughty reader thing My curiosity got the better of me, and I skipped and skimmed my way to the ending to find out what happened Having done that, I lost interest in reading the rest of the book.I do that sometimes.I see this as a worthy book themes of struggle against the elements, youth taking on responsibility, i I was doing the good reader thing, plugging along and enjoying the story The setting of a Montana blizzard was quite appropriate at the time The book had me going.Then I did the naughty reader thing My curiosity got the better of me, and I skipped and skimmed my way to the ending to find out what happened Having done that, I lost interest in reading the rest of the book.I do that sometimes.I see this as a worthy book themes of struggle against the elements, youth taking on responsibility, independence and reliance on others, were well considered Life during World War I and the consequent discrimination against Germans were important and timely topics The fact that it was set during the war makes me want to read The Hearts of Horses all theIn a way, I am sorry that I spoiled the book for myself.All in all, I appreciate this tale of a young woman facing up to life But my favorite young adult historical fiction novel remains The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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