Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Yesterday's Dead by Pat Bourke
Dr. Waterton was a kind person even with all the stress he was under with his children to raise since wife had died and the Spanish Flu to contend with.
Since Meredith had to make a good impression on the Watertons, she did her utmost to make everything work out as best as she could, especially when everyone began to fall ill from the Spanish flu. Meredith is the main character, and you will love her, her strength, her level-headedness, and her sweetness.
Even though I normally do not read YA books, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I always enjoy books set in the early 1900's and am always amazed how people cooked in stoves that were powered by coal. I also enjoy the setup of the households of the wealthy in terms of how many servants they had and how they were treated and how the servants treated each other.
This is a book for those who love historical fiction and have a love of the life Americans, Canadians, and Europeans lived before all our conveniences and medicines. It actually is frightening in terms of illnesses with no antibiotics to cure anyone. Wonder if antibiotics would have had any effect in this strain of the flu?
Enjoy the book....I certainly did and benefited from the history lesson. I definitely enjoyed the interaction among the characters. This would make a great discussion in a classroom in terms of how today's youth would feel about the way the characters reacted to each other and how illnesses are treated differently today. In fact, there would be many topics for interesting group discussions. 5/5
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A book to learn from.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great book. I'm not much on YA either but I'd make an exception for this one.ReplyDelete
I bet my mother would enjoy this one. She remembers cooking on a wood stove and the time before antibiotics.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the review, Elizabeth. I just added it to my list. :)ReplyDelete
My kind of book. Historical and YA. Thanks for the review. It's on my list....ReplyDelete
Hi, I'm following your blog as well. Great reviews and design, is the picture at the top from Scotland? I recognize it from somewhere but can't place it.ReplyDelete
Looks like another engrossing read!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your review! And thank you for your sweet comment over at my place...very nice to meet you and I'll be following you now as well!!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a book I'd enjoy - a strong main character who's also a girl, and the historical setting and details; thanks for the recommendation. I don't think that for Spanish flu there would have been much that could be done that, including antibiotics.ReplyDelete
Thanks also for stopping by my blog and following it by email. In answer to your comment there, it's also possible to Google follow it (the widget is at the bottom of the main page of the blog, the reason being that it only recently started working, though I'm still testing it out to see if people do show up on it when they click 'follow'). In any case, I'm Google-following your blog now :) I've had a look around and I loved the Scotland photos especially - gorgeous.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you, too. I'll have to check out what types of books you review. I write for both adults and children. I enjoyed reading your review.ReplyDelete
thank you for the follow! Out of curiosity I visited your blog and now... you have a new follower!
Always good to see a review about a new book. Thanks. Found your blog on Book Blogs and am now following you.ReplyDelete
Sounds really interesting, thanks for the recommendation :) Following back - pleased to meet you! Where's your header picture? It reminds me of some of the Scottish coastal towns I've visited.ReplyDelete
I just read Deadly which is a YA that I don't normally read either. It's a fictitious story based at the time of Typhoid Mary.ReplyDelete
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