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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a great personal view of living through the Civil War.After a couple pages, I already felt a bond with Amelia Martin aka Wickie.Her unique thoughts, ideas, and fears of the war were displayed very well through her diary entries It was also interesting that her mother and father had different views on slavery Her mother, believing that people should continue owning slaves, and her Father, wanting to help set them free Thus, this caused much a strained relationship between Amelia s p This was a great personal view of living through the Civil War.After a couple pages, I already felt a bond with Amelia Martin aka Wickie.Her unique thoughts, ideas, and fears of the war were displayed very well through her diary entries It was also interesting that her mother and father had different views on slavery Her mother, believing that people should continue owning slaves, and her Father, wanting to help set them free Thus, this caused much a strained relationship between Amelia s parents The war really tore people, even families apart I didn t realize quite how attached I was to Amelia and the other characters in the story until the end The ending was not exactly happy, it couldn t be The war was still going on, Amelia s father had given her mother divorce papers, and Amelia s friend soon to be husband , Daniel was away fighting in the war still But all the characters, each in their own way, had found peace, as told in the end I d definitely recommend this A collection of journal entries by Amelia Martin, a fictional character who was based on a real person in history For a start, I like her strong character At 16, Amelia basically did everything to help her family stays together during hard times Dealing with death, the mental health of her mother, moral standing of her father and things she can t control, Amelia did everything she could With a little bit of romance, this is such a good read for a history lover. Of the four Dear America books I ve read, this one is perhaps my favorite I could really relate to Amelia s character She s so level headed, hard working, and brave In addition to writing very well developed characters, Karen Hesse also crafted this wonderful story with such attention to detail The history and themes in Amelia s story are educational and applicable to kids and adults even today I read this to meet a challenge to read a book involving war and wanted something kind of light to read in these weird times we are living in So I thought why not a book intended for middle grade readers I ve always been fascinated and horrified by The Civil War and thought reading from the point of view of a northerner, and a lighthouse keeper no less, would be an interesting and different take on that piece of history Oh my, this was so dreadfully boring and uneventful I struggled to get th I read this to meet a challenge to read a book involving war and wanted something kind of light to read in these weird times we are living in So I thought why not a book intended for middle grade readers I ve always been fascinated and horrified by The Civil War and thought reading from the point of view of a northerner, and a lighthouse keeper no less, would be an interesting and different take on that piece of history Oh my, this was so dreadfully boring and uneventful I struggled to get through it Thankfully it was relatively short and simple to read Literally nothing happened in this book worth mentioning It shed some light on some parts of history I didn t know much about and I enjoyed the America in 1861 section at the endthan anything as it was educational and interesting I appreciate the author being inspired by a female lighthouse keeper to share the story about the heroism of a female in that time in history but I don t feel it was executed well Very very boring It was pretty good but I don t think I will read it again. I enjoyed the lighthouse aspect of this book it was a pretty abnormal twist to the typical Civil War story But apart from that I felt the book foundered a bit I just found it a bit slow and predictable Also I felt that the Civil War was sort of a side plot to the main story, which seems contradictory as this book is marketed as a Civil War Diary But oh well, overall I enjoyed this book. A Light in the Storm follows 15 year old Amelia Martin through her challenges during the Civil War era During the day, she teaches at her local school, and then goes home to the Fenwick Island lighthouse, where she often mans the lighthouse at night She lives in Delaware, a border state that is full of both Union and Confederacy supporters Even her family is torn as to which side they support She is faced not only with the tension from the impending war, but from her family disagreements as A Light in the Storm follows 15 year old Amelia Martin through her challenges during the Civil War era During the day, she teaches at her local school, and then goes home to the Fenwick Island lighthouse, where she often mans the lighthouse at night She lives in Delaware, a border state that is full of both Union and Confederacy supporters Even her family is torn as to which side they support She is faced not only with the tension from the impending war, but from her family disagreements as well Her father is an abolitionist, and lost his job as a ships captain after a runaway slave was discovered on his ship Her mother blames her father for this, as well as their difficult living situation due to his job loss President Lincoln comes to visit near her town, and Amelia witnesses her father s appreciation and mothers disdain for the President She continuously finds herself torn between two sides, helpless This book would be an excellent resource in my classroom to tie American history to literature This book could be read along with a study of the Civil War and give students insight as to what life was like for a young person during this time It would provide a great comparison as well as connections for students Students would feelstrongly tied to the historical aspect due to the realistic characters provided in this book It would also be a great book for any student interested in American history and life I ve read the book A Light in the Storm The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861, and I must say, I cannot find anypositive things to say about it It s a good book to read especially if you like history, Abraham Lincoln and learning about the 1860s, too Plus, I like how, in the entry marked December 25, 1860, Amelia admits that like her mother, she once believed in slavery However, a family of five runaway slaves a male, a female and three children w I ve read the book A Light in the Storm The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861, and I must say, I cannot find anypositive things to say about it It s a good book to read especially if you like history, Abraham Lincoln and learning about the 1860s, too Plus, I like how, in the entry marked December 25, 1860, Amelia admits that like her mother, she once believed in slavery However, a family of five runaway slaves a male, a female and three children washed up on the beach a year before in 1860, and Amelia saw something in their eyes, in their way with one another that made me question how simpleminded, in fact, they were pgs 11 12 With that, she eventually changes her mind and sees slavery for what it really is I was wrong in my beliefs about slavery Mother still is wrong, and Grandmother p 72 Near the end of the book, in the entry marked Thursday, December 12, 1861, Amelia s father John tells her that he spoke with his brother Edward, Amelia s uncle who also doesn t believe in slavery He said I have been selfish He is right I am sorry, Wickie The papers You should know The papers I gave your mother They are divorce papers p 143 Anyway, this is a really great book, and I give it five stars I also highly recommend it to those who have a love for history and fictional diaries, too {Free Book} ⚨ A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 ⚢ Thursday, February , P Cloudy Wind NW FreshMrLincoln has arrived at last in Washington In one week, he inherits the trouble of this great, unhappy country In one week, the responsibility will be his whether we come together again a Union,or fall entirely to pieces And here we sit, in Delaware, on the border between North and South, half the state hauling slaves, half the state opposed to the practiceIt is hard enough to hold a family together Poor Mr Lincoln It is in his hands to hold a whole country together My hands are calloused and strong from rowing and working the ropes, from lifting and carrying barrels of oil and scrubbing stone floors and spiral stairs, but I do not know if they are strong enough to hold Mother and Father togetherMr Lincoln s hands they must be a thousand times stronger than mine Please God, give Mr Lincoln strong hands Re read 2020Another book I picked up because I ve been wanting to re read it and I m working my way through the shorter books on my bookshelves This one is unusual, the writer of the diary lives in the cottage of a lighthouse, her father is one of the keepers Amelia helps her father with his duties even though as a female she isn t supposed to The diary starts at the beginning of the Civil War, in a state that is divided in its feelings toward secession The fighting, unfortunately, isn t j Re read 2020Another book I picked up because I ve been wanting to re read it and I m working my way through the shorter books on my bookshelves This one is unusual, the writer of the diary lives in the cottage of a lighthouse, her father is one of the keepers Amelia helps her father with his duties even though as a female she isn t supposed to The diary starts at the beginning of the Civil War, in a state that is divided in its feelings toward secession The fighting, unfortunately, isn t just among the townsfolk Amelia s parents are also divided in their feelings about slavery with her mother being for it and her father against The diary goes into Amelia s feelings and how torn she is by all the fights her parents are constantly having It is a good book and an interesting take on a 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