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For Jimmy Staples and his older brother Frank and a code word for going surfing together But now that eighteen year old Frank is off battling the enemy and his own addictive demons in Vietnam and fifteen year old Jimmy is left to deal with the repercussions at home Amaryllis takes on an ominous new meaning a symbol of what happens when life places the unexpected in ou It's hard to imagine recommending that my middle grade students learn about aspects of Vietnam this way but maybe I'm being overprotective Good writing and format Just incredibly wrenching Musika airean (Literatura) older brother Frank and a code word for going surfing together But now that eighteen year The Magicians Wife old Frank is Power And Prosperity off battling the enemy and his High Stakes (Vampire Beach, own addictive demons in Vietnam and fifteen year Half to Death old Jimmy is left to deal with the repercussions at home Amaryllis takes Geronimo on an Must Love Breeches (Must Love, ominous new meaning a symbol Το καφενείο των τρελλών of what happens when life places the unexpected in When Science Fails ou It's hard to imagine recommending that my middle grade students learn about aspects It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy of Vietnam this way but maybe I'm being EUSKARA ADIBIDEZ 4 LEHEN HEZKUNTZA IKASLIBURUA JAKINTZAREN BIDEAK ARINDU BIZKARRA overprotective Good writing and format Just incredibly wrenching

Summary Amaryllis

Amaryllis

R paths Craig Crist Evans has written a wrenching novel of a family whose internal battles chase one son away into the clutches of a war and an enemy he could never have imagined Told both from a soldier's view and by the brother he leaves behind Amaryllis is an ideal choice for students learning about the Vietnam era or for any listener curious about the reality of w Amaryllis by Craig Crist Evans Fiction is no doubt my favorite book so far The characters and the conflict are so relational to my life that its as if the story is about me and my half brotherThe story begins with a letter from an 18 year old boy named Frank who is an american foot solider Frank is writing from Vietnam to his younger brother Jimmy 15 who is still at home with his mom and dad in Singer Island Florida Jimmy and Frank have a very strong brotherly connection and before Frank was shipped off to Vietnam the two brothers whould spent most of their time surfing together The main plot of the story is the conflicts that both characters have to face; Frank the Vietnam War and his drug addiction to heroin and pain killer Jimmy his alcoholic father and the hurricanes Although the story is mainly focused on jimmy Frank's only dialogue is through the letter he sends to Jimmy and flashbacks Mountain City of a family whose internal battles chase Untitled (The Trials of Apollo, one son away into the clutches Extracted of a war and an enemy he could never have imagined Told both from a soldier's view and by the brother he leaves behind Amaryllis is an ideal choice for students learning about the Vietnam era Mr. Miller: ¿Cuándo el depredador se volvió la presa? (Spanish Edition) or for any listener curious about the reality Musika airean (Literatura) of w Amaryllis by Craig Crist Evans Fiction is no doubt my favorite book so far The characters and the conflict are so relational to my life that its as if the story is about me and my half brotherThe story begins with a letter from an 18 year The Magicians Wife old boy named Frank who is an american foot solider Frank is writing from Vietnam to his younger brother Jimmy 15 who is still at home with his mom and dad in Singer Island Florida Jimmy and Frank have a very strong brotherly connection and before Frank was shipped Power And Prosperity off to Vietnam the two brothers whould spent most High Stakes (Vampire Beach, of their time surfing together The main plot Half to Death of the story is the conflicts that both characters have to face; Frank the Vietnam War and his drug addiction to heroin and pain killer Jimmy his alcoholic father and the hurricanes Although the story is mainly focused Geronimo on jimmy Frank's Must Love Breeches (Must Love, only dialogue is through the letter he sends to Jimmy and flashbacks

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This is a powerful tale of family forgiveness and acceptance of what life throws in our paths but ultimately with its almost painful realism this is the finest depiction of war we've yet seen for young readers KIRKUS REVIEWS starred review AMARYLLIS It was the name of the ship that ran aground on Singer Island Florida during a hurricane in 1965 It became a battle cry I was a child when the Vietnam War happened This book really tells the horror of war and what it did to the soldiers The title comes from a boat that brothers Frank and Jimmy had Frank has a contentious relationship with his father and t escape his demons signs up for a tour in Vietnam Jimmy to escape the abusive house hold surfs Told in letters from Frank this really tells of the horror of war I think Joseph Conrad said it all when he said The Horror The Horror


10 thoughts on “Amaryllis

  1. says:

    I was a child when the Vietnam War happened This book really tells the horror of war and what it did to the soldiers The title comes from a boat that brothers Frank and Jimmy had Frank has a contentious relationship with his father and t escape his demons signs up for a tour in Vietnam Jimmy to escape the abusive house hold surfs Told in letters from Frank this really tells of the horror of war I think Joseph Conrad said it all when he said The Horror The Horror


  2. says:

    I picked this book up at the book fair for two reasons first it is Vietnam war era fiction and I'm always looking for books that will hook the boys Second the setting is Singer Island Florida I grew up not far from there and visited a family member there often during the late 60's With all those personal connections I couldn't put it down Though the language and themes may be a little mature for some 7th graders most will engage in it and get an accurate picture of the confusing time the characters Frank and Jimmy and I grew up in


  3. says:

    I started previewing this book to see if it would hold the attention of some of my students I couldn't put it down I loved the way Crist Evans began each chapter with a letter from Frank in Vietnam Great fiction read that will definitely help build background on the Vietnam War for my students


  4. says:

    I am only on chapter 5 of the novel The book so far is about protagonist brother who goes to fight in Vietnam to get away from his dysfunctional family and the brother sends letter's back to the protagonist


  5. says:

    It's hard to imagine recommending that my middle grade students learn about aspects of Vietnam this way but maybe I'm being overprotective Good writing and format Just incredibly wrenching


  6. says:

    Amaryllis is a story set in the US during the Vietnam war Eighteen year old Frank is battling both the enemy in the US army as well as his own internal enemies his addiction to heroin Frank freuently sends letters back to his younger brother Jimmy Back home Jimmy has to deal with his alcoholic father and the stress with knowing what Frank is going through in Vietnam You would enjoy this book if you like reading about internal struggles and the Vietnam War


  7. says:

    The book I read was Amaryllis by Craig Crist Evans I would give my book a eight out of ten The Amaryllis talks about the war in Vietnam the life back home and the struggle of knowing your brother might not return home “Its funny how much we talked when he was here and how hard it is to write now that he's gone” 22 Craig Crist Evans This book talks about the struggles families went through during the war and i just think the topic if the book is very interestingThe score i would give for my book’s language is a 9 This book is easy to read but the you still feel the emotions of each character “Dad’s face went whiteThe sheet of paper trembled in his hand” Evans 140 You can feel the sadness in his dads heart and see that he is emotionally shocked The theme of this book is family Family in this book is what it is all about from the end of the hall I can hear Mom crying” Evans 140 Even after they get the MIA letter they still try to stay normal and strong They support each other The conflict in this book is a son going off to fight and leaving his younger brother at home worried “When Frank left something drained away from the whole family” Evans 141 The family is all emotionally messed up and can not gather themselves to go back to a normal life


  8. says:

    Amaryllis by Craig Crist Evans Fiction is no doubt my favorite book so far The characters and the conflict are so relational to my life that its as if the story is about me and my half brotherThe story begins with a letter from an 18 year old boy named Frank who is an american foot solider Frank is writing from Vietnam to his younger brother Jimmy 15 who is still at home with his mom and dad in Singer Island Florida Jimmy and Frank have a very strong brotherly connection and before Frank was shipped off to Vietnam the two brothers whould spent most of their time surfing together The main plot of the story is the conflicts that both characters have to face; Frank the Vietnam War and his drug addiction to heroin and pain killer Jimmy his alcoholic father and the hurricanes Although the story is mainly focused on jimmy Frank's only dialogue is through the letter he sends to Jimmy and flashbacks


  9. says:

    I liked the topic the author chose and I like the style he used The letters home to start each chapter was great But I had a hard time finding the plot There wasn't much of a rise and fall Maybe one unexpected twist that was really sad but that was it I think I'm losing faith in historical fiction because my last book I read was just like this one The ending of both weren't nearly as great as I thought they would be They both just ended flat Nothing special that made you wish the story kept going nohing that made you love he characters even It was disappointing I want to add that this is definitely a adult book The content is realistic and serious To anyone who reads this I hope you understand it


  10. says:

    Jimmy and Frank put up with their Dad's abusive ways but when Frank graduates from high school he signs up for the army and goes to Vietnam Jimmy receives letters from Frank describing the hopelessness and messed up things happening to him Jimmy feels helpless To get distracted there is a girlfriend Sally Jimmy and Frank's old surfing spot in the ocean is near a beached freighter called Amaryllis and as time draws near for Frank's homecoming Jimmy wonders if Frank will ever see the Amaryllis again


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