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Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Ann RinaldiECe tried to save Earline from a whipping Uncle Alex was lovable from the start he would be a great older brotherWhat I Disliked NothingBelievability I ve never had anything to complain about Ann Rinaldi s historical details She portrays slavery as it was without going into a tangent about how all white people were evil She s always been very good about portraying things fairly and truthfully for all sides The Author s Note was especially interesting to read since she talked
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LIFE PEOPLEWRITING STYLE ANN RINALDI HASpeopleWriting Style Ann Rinaldi has been good with accents and this book is no exception She writes authentic and believable negro and Southern accents bringing the characters to lifeContent Uncle Alex tells CeCe that before Earline ran away she was attacked raped by her master and when they re staying at one plantation two boys go into CeCe s room with the intention of doing her and Earline harm But nothing happens and Uncle Alex offers no details on Earline s pastConclusion Ann Rinaldi s shorter stories like this always end somewhat abruptly The Reader knows that the protagonist s life continues but our observation of the person s life has now the protagonist s life continues but our observation of the person s life has now It s a very realistic ending and sometimes those sort of endings frustrate me but with Rinaldi s books it always suits I really liked The Ever After Bird it offered an interesting peek into plantation life and it had many good charactersRecommended Audience Historical fiction fans girl read most ages PlotIt has become clear that Ann s best relationships are older male mentor to a young sually early teen girl either a sister or a ward She s a past master at creating literary crushes I find one in nearly every book and her writing just can t be matched She s SO creative with her words her dialogue is never dull her plots are solid her premises intriguing her research exhaustive Thus she creates CeCe To be honest I didn t really notice the plot It escalated gradually and came to a Tempting Kate (Regency Quartet, uiet climax What was important was I think this read is my favorite of those Rinaldi books I ve read to date The central characters CeCe herncle and Earline are drawn out just enough to create interest in the characters while the supporting actors are not as well developed Still thinking over these three characters after having finished the book says something about the complex and compelling nature of their depictionsI was fascinated with Earline as soon as I learned she d had to swim to freedom Earline a slave and companion to a youngster knew how to swim Was she taught to better take care of her charge the master s child Was she taught by another slave There are inner city children all over America who cannot swim and drown with greater freuency than their non Black counterparts Earline knew how to swim and swam to freedom while pregnant She was tops on my fave character list from that point Such an accomplished person Progress or Collapse under the yoke of slaveryI was as surprised as CeCe by the turn of events that occurred when she stoodp for Earline But she stopped the cycle of violence with which she had been raised initially by her father with her act I have read CeCe described as bratty they said they were not particularly interested in her character The New Goddess until much later in the story They seem to forget CeCe was an emotionally and physically abused child whose father was her bullying tormenter who could not own his own lousy character A guilty bully describes CeCe s abusive fatherUncle Alex wasite a man He was the only character that felt contrived He was too good to be true and I love him for that Every body needs a hero sometimeThe ending might have been differently done but I like the summative nature of it Rinaldi s writing does create the desire to linger in her worlds but we here in the present must push onI loved this narrative Ever After Bird 6th YARinaldi AnnCeCe McGill recently orphaned becomes the ward of her Firedance (Aubrey Knight, uncle Dr Alex McGill She does not know herncle or his wife Aunt Elise well Uncle Alex like CeCe s father is a staunch abolitionist Cece is The Buzzards That Circle the Throne (The Peacock King, uncomfortable with abolitionist ideas not so much because she disagrees with these ideas but because her father lost his life because of these beliefs Soon CeCe finds herself traveling from Ohio to Georgia with herncle and his assistant Earline as Uncle Alex pursues his life long dream of paintin. Expedition in search of the rare scarlet ibis CeCe is surprised to learn there's a second reason for their journey Along the way Uncle Alex secretly points slaves north in the direction of the Underground Railroad ?. I thought that the book was really good Ann Rinaldi always writes with great detail and researches phenomenally The one thing that bugs me about her writing is that the character always does the right thing nless it endangers her friends and family to do so That does make the relatability factor unless it endangers her friends and family to do so That does make the relatability factor down a bit i think I ve never read a book of hers where the character doesn t do the right thing even when they could have Still a very enjoyable bookEarline was depicted as the villain for a good portion of the book which sort of ticks me off but I do like that she had a background that made her like that and had reasons for her personality to be sort of standoffish and mean to CeCe Their relationship did seem to grow hugely in a small period of time especially with CeCe treating her like a slave and even slapping her once Uncle Alex was a great character He was so kind and fair although he did kill birds He was possibly a bit too likable to be realistic and CeCe s dad a little but too much of a tyrant to be true Some people would say that they don t like how CeCe s family issues and personal problems seem to be almost important than the slavery she is around at times especially in the beginning when she didn t care about the abolitionist movement but I say that for a teenage girl it s really ite common for our troubles to appear the most daunting and most important in our minds The ending was realistic I m glad she and Robert never married That would have been SO The Sea Lion Festival unrealistic All in all a good read for tweens and teens But then again in my opinion Ann Rinaldi s writing always is Recently after reading so many books re the holocaust I began to point fingers at the Germans wondering just what kind of culture perpetrated such egregious violence against those whom they deemed less worthThen I was snapped back to reality that cruelty and vile inhumanity isn t reserved merely for the Nazis In fact as I m well aware our country has a nastygly history of barbarismMy most recent read is one I highly recommend for many reasons primarily because of the simple yet complex way in which Ann Rinaldi addressed the issue of American slavery and the culture that stoked the fires of injusticeCeCe McGill is a young teen aged girl when her father an abolitionist is killed while helping slaves escape Unkind to her yet sensitive to the plight of slaves
HER FATHER RISKED HIS LIFE TOfather risked his life to othersWhen her Uncle Alex is appointed her guardian she learns he also is an abolitionist but is wary of hypocrisy and doesn t trust him As the story nfolds a beautiful relationship developsHer Uncle is a doctor and an ornithologist who paints exuisite renditions of rare birds found in the south When Cece accompanies her Uncle s and Erline his black educated assistant traveling to Georgia in pursuit of the rare scarlet ibis CeCe witnesses the horror of slaveryNamed the forever after bird by slaves it is thought that when this bird is spotted those who are bound will be freedAccommodated at beautiful plantations Earline must play the role of slave and CeCe must keep the secret that not only are they looking for rare birds but in addition they are providing guidance and resources for slaves to follow the Northern Star toward safety in the Underground Railway movementCeCe astutely observes the hypocrisy and cruelty of lily white rich plantation owners who claim to want what is best for society while brutally subjugating an entire population of people they feel inferiorWhen black Earline falls in love with a white man severe conseuences occur and CeCe is left with a moral decision that will forever change herThis is a beautiful multi layered book with many themes Cover Blurb At least it doesn t look dated I like it well enough and all the hints about the story it has Still not my favorite cover out of all her books thoughWhat I Liked One thing
I always love about this Author s books is she canalways love about this Author s books is she can a story with a somewhat nlikable protagonist and by the end of the story you love her CeCe is at first rather bratty and not the world s most lovable girl But as the story progressed I really began to like her I liked her than Earline who really was rather mean to her and provoked her without cause though I could sympathize with her after everything she had been through I really enjoyed watching her and CeCe s relationship grow and I loved the moment when Now that her father is dead CeCe McGill is left to wonder why he risked his life for the ragged slaves who came to their door in the dead of night When her ncle an ornithologist insists she accompany him to Georgia on an.
the ever after he has heard ofEver After bird He has heard of place in Georgia where the ibis can be found the way CeCe sees first hand the treatment of the slaves and outwardly condone this treatment Although Earline is an educated and free black she must travel as CeCe s slave and is subjected to harsh treatment often by CeCe herself as they travel While I recommend this book for its engaging story and clear description of the treatment of slaves in the 1850s I found the relationship between CeCe and Earline very disturbing At times it seemed that Uncle Alex provoked the outbursts of jealously and physical scuffles between the girls for no nderstandable purpose Sometimes Uncle Alex was inexplicably passive and at other times he seemed to focus nnecessarily on minor details in CeCe s life He was an enigmatic character whom I sometimes liked and at other times detested Earline was even difficult to nderstand The violence that erupted between CeCe and Earline seemed to be Spank! unnecessary and gratuitous When CeCe intervened to protect Earline the entire situation was beyond the bounds of credibility Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomIf he hadn t been determined to help runaway slaves he would still be alive That s why CeCe McGill hates abolitionists Her father devoted his life and their home to giving aid as part of the Underground Railroad but it was also what ended his own life when he was shot His death left CeCe an orphanWhen CeCe sncle a doctor and an artist arrives after her father s death she is nervous about leaving the only home she s ever known to live with him in Ohio It doesn t take long for her to realize I m Saints and Misfits usually a big Ann Rinaldi fan because of the way she grounds her stories in interesting historical moments without getting caughtp in minute details that slow down the plot along with the nuanced characters both male and female that she creates She s fantastic at making characters who have realistic flaws and face truly challenging dilemmas instead of making her heroines into idealized types a major temptation for YA lit The beginning of The Ever After Bird had a lot of promise for me then an interesting premise where our main character who grew p fearing and not nderstanding her cold abusive abolitionist father gets an opportunity to learn about her family history and abolitionism by seeing slavery firsthand with her Bon Appetit, Yall uncle Alex who was also raisednder her father s harsh gaze Accompanying CeCe and Uncle Alex on their journey to visit southern plantations is Uncle Alex s strong willed assistant Earline a former slave who now is attending I Do, Two university and writing about slavery during the trip she goesndercover as CeCe s slave in order to travel through the SouthAll of these situations and characters set She Weeps Each Time Youre Born up many angles to explore but I felt like a lot of these were only half addressed maybe because of the book s audience preteen to teen Earline had a lot of potential as a character but never got past seeming vindictive capricious and thoughtless to me tragic past or no tragic past It s probably realistic that she and CeCe never view spoilerendedp becoming best friends or maybe even just friends throughout their time together but I expected some sort of warming in the relationship that never really seemed to develop hide spoiler CeCe doesn t believe in the Underground Railroad It was her father s passion and he didn t love her He told her she had no soulWhen he dies Uncle Alex arrives and challenges CeCe to
A JOURNEY IN THE SOUTH INjourney in the South In of the Ever After BirdShe agrees but she has no intention of helping her Warheart (Sword of Truth, uncle with his larger mission that of giving the slaves on the plantations directions to find their way northTheestion is who is stubborn CeCe or her the gibson uncleAnd will the journey prove Papa rightI liked the blend of science and history within this book As well as the author s interwoven exploration of fallibility foolishness and bravery This book is categorized as children s literature On the back of my copy it says Ages 10 andp Personally I wouldn t recommend it to anyone nder 12 My daughter read the book last year at age 11 thoroughly enjoyed it and then told me I ought to read it She is on the mature side for her age but as I read it I was kind of horrified that she d had to digest the difficult subject matter According to the au. ? Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous pre Civil War South The Ever After Bird is the story of a young woman's education about the horrors of slavery and the realization about the kind of person she wants to beco. ,