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Out of the Dust - Karen Hesse
Out of the Dust
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Written by a Newbery Medal and Scott O'Dell Award winner, this novel is set in the Oklahoma dustbowl during the Great Depression. Billie Jo has a great deal to forgive--her father for causing the accident that killed her mother; her mother for leaving when Billie Jo needed her most; and herself... show more
Written by a Newbery Medal and Scott O'Dell Award winner, this novel is set in the Oklahoma dustbowl during the Great Depression. Billie Jo has a great deal to forgive--her father for causing the accident that killed her mother; her mother for leaving when Billie Jo needed her most; and herself for being the cause of her own sorrow.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780439771276 (0439771277)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
3.0 Out of the Dust Book Review
One of the more enjoyable Newberry winning books but still quite forgettable. This is a re-read and I really didn't remember the majority of it. The poetry flows well (and it was refreshing to read something different in that sense). Billie Jo is fourteen living during the depression and the dust ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 Out of the Dust
Hesse's descriptive language is great as always (disclaimer: I've only read three of her books). I remember finding the poems about Biilie Jo's hands unreadably graphic as a kid, and they're even more unreadably graphic as an adult. But other than that and a few of the more experimental poems the wr...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
1.0
I needed a book for my challenge on my group. And this one turned out to be the one, and what a crap book it was. This mostly is due the way this book is written. Since people are offended when I get it wrong, I will just call it some form of poetry and leave it at that.I don't mind poetry that much...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
2.0 Out of the Dust
This is a really sad book. I would not recommend to those who dislike depressing books. I read this when I was in 4th or 5th grade for school, and I just remember really disliking it. I don't know why, something about it I just disliked. It was kind of boring, and it was sad too. It just wasn't my k...
afterwhat
afterwhat rated it
Out of the Dust one the 1998 Newbery Medal, and I can totally see why. It's set in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, and Billie Jo tells her story through poetry, which means a lot of white space on each page, which means that the pages just fly by. I loved her voice, and--novels in verse can seem contrived...
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