- By Ann Rinaldi

Leigh Ann's Civil War

  • Title: Leigh Ann's Civil War
  • Author: Ann Rinaldi
  • ISBN: 9780152065133
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leigh Ann s Civil War Leigh Ann Conners is spunky and determined Although she often finds herself in trouble she loves her two older brothers dearly and would do anything to make them proud When the Yankees arrive in Rosw

    Leigh Ann Conners is spunky and determined Although she often finds herself in trouble, she loves her two older brothers dearly and would do anything to make them proud.When the Yankees arrive in Roswell, Georgia, Leigh Ann places a French flag upon the family s mill She hopes the Yankees will then spare the mill from destruction, but her actions have disastrous results.Leigh Ann Conners is spunky and determined Although she often finds herself in trouble, she loves her two older brothers dearly and would do anything to make them proud.When the Yankees arrive in Roswell, Georgia, Leigh Ann places a French flag upon the family s mill She hopes the Yankees will then spare the mill from destruction, but her actions have disastrous results Sent north with the women and children who worked in the mill all branded traitors for making fabric for Confederate uniforms Leigh Ann embarks on a journey that requires her to find her own inner strength Only then will she be able to rise above the war raging around her.

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    1. Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadTooAnn Rinaldi has added to her amazing collection of historical fiction. LEIGH ANN'S CIVIL WAR focuses on a family in the Confederate South battling not only the nation's Civil War, but also their own family's inner problems.Leigh Ann has been raised by her two older brothers since she was about four years old. Their mother, who claims she was never meant to be a mother, took off, leaving the children with her husband. At first he was bus [...]

    2. Leigh Ann Conners was eleven years old in the spring of 1861, when the Civil War began. Living on a plantation in Georgia where her family operated a cotton mill, Leigh Ann had an unusual family life. Her father was unwell and her mother had left the family, leaving her to mainly be raised by her older brothers. This led to the headstrong young girl often having conflicts with her strict older brothers. The war changes everything, however, as over the next three years Leigh Ann must cope with he [...]

    3. This was a strange book, and not at all what I was expecting. The prologue turned me off so much I put the book aside for a couple weeks and had to force myself back to it. It wasn’t until Chapt 5 that I really became interested in the characters and the story, although I began to enjoy it after that point.The prologue hammered me with too many characters and a situation so complex that it confused me to no end. I rather wish the author had not used it as a prologue, but simply inserted it chr [...]

    4. Leigh Ann Connors is 11 years old when her home state of Georgia secedes from the Union. Leigh Ann doesn't understand what's happening. She is content with her life as a spoiled mill owner's daughter. Her older brothers have brought her up while her father slowly goes mad from business worries and her mother, a Yankee, "carries on" with other men. The only African-Americans she knows are the few house servants who spoil her and the distant field hands who are all treated with courtesy and friend [...]

    5. I read the book Leigh Ann's Civil war by Ann Rinaldi. The main characters in this book are Leigh Ann, Luis, Teddy, Violet and Carol. This book is about a family during the Civil War. The main settings of this book are at the Mill and their home.The family run into many problems throughout the book including Teddy and Luis going to war and being injured. Another event that happens is Leigh Ann putting a flag on the mill they own to keep it safe, then the Yankees invade and everyone working on the [...]

    6. I didn't like this book as well as some other Ann Rinaldi books but it was still good. A young girl during the Civil War is arrested by the Yankees for working at a mill that made cloth for Confederate uniforms. A deal is made by her family to work as a "bummer" instead of being brought to a prison in the North. The girl's personal life is even more tense and unhappy because of her family make up. Her father is a Cherokee who suffers from intense discrimination though he became a successful mill [...]

    7. I've always loved historical fiction, however the civil war era is new to me. That may be why this book didn't appeal to me very much. Anyways, it took me a good while to get into this book. I found it was confusing to remember all the characters and events mentioned, but most of them didn't come up again so I didn't really bother. The prologue really turned me off. I was so confused with what was happening in it, that I skipped to chapter one. Later in the story, I realized it was a scene that [...]

    8. I liked this book, but certain things in this book were really weird, and that bugged me. The strange things helped to make the book more interesting, but near the end it got to a point where it was too much. All the characters were very different, and I can't really say I loved them, some of them were very strange, but I got used to it.The prologue of this book threw me off. It would have been much better if the prologue was just one of the chapters in the book. It was too confusing at the fron [...]

    9. I love all of the books that Ann Rinaldi writes. Leigh Ann's Civil War was a good book,but it wasn't one of my favorites. I wish the author would have picked a older child to be the main character. It was a little annoying when Leigh Ann kept getting into trouble and wasn't being punished that much for what she did. Some of the things she did, she should been punished more for them. I wish the author would have made her stay at her mother's longer than just half of the day. This book didn't real [...]

    10. In 8th grade, my English class was forced to read a work of historical fiction set around the time of the Civil War. I chose this book in a hurry, but was pleasantly surprised when I got it home and actually began reading it. I thought it was going to be all long-winded description with no dialogue or true character development, but I was wrong. It goes in-depth into the story of a little girl's bravery in hard times. It's been a while since I last read it, but I do remember how much I loved it. [...]

    11. The beginning was a bit confusing. I didn't understand what I was reading. I had to re-read it a couple of times, but once I realized what the author was trying to say it was great from there. I wish the ending would have continued on a bit longer. I felt that it stopped to soon and could of used more details on how the family's life was after she was captured.

    12. I really liked the book and the story. I love historical fiction, I can be educated and have fun reading at the same time. My complaint of this book is the ending. I felt the author left you hanging at the end and what she did finish with felt rushed and unsatisfying.

    13. The whole book was rather silly to be honest. Any problem was somehow solved by Indian heritage, but in actual writing, it seemed like magical nonsense in a book of historical fiction.

    14. I really liked this book because:1. It had a good cast of characters2. The story shed light on what it was like to live in the midst of a horrible war3. It is set in one of my favorite eras

    15. Civil War times from the perspective of a family from Roswell, GA, where the mill was burned and women and children were sent north for the crime of working there. Good story.

    16. A very good read, thoroughly enjoyed the characters and historical aspect of this book. I'm surprised its juvenile fiction bc it was a bit heavy I thought for a younger crowd.

    17. This Rinaldi book did present a different perspective of the Civil War. I found it a little harder to follow than some of Rinaldi's work.

    18. Leigh Ann' character is strong and brave for a young girl. At times, I thought Leigh Ann to be a young Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.

    19. this was the first ann rinaldi book I ever read and I loves it. It made me wish I had an older brother soooo bad!

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