A Less than Perfect Peace

A Less than Perfect Peace Four years have gone by since fourteen year old Annie Leigh Howard joyfully welcomed her father back from World War II Life isn t back to normal quite as Annie once hoped though It is now January

  • Title: A Less than Perfect Peace
  • Author: Jacqueline Levering Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780802854315
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four years have gone by since fourteen year old Annie Leigh Howard joyfully welcomed her father back from World War II Life isn t back to normal quite as Annie once hoped, though It is now January 1950 and the Cold War has begun to grip the nation The family has finally settled in after a major move from Seattle to Tacoma, but Annie s once outgoing and gregarious fatherFour years have gone by since fourteen year old Annie Leigh Howard joyfully welcomed her father back from World War II Life isn t back to normal quite as Annie once hoped, though It is now January 1950 and the Cold War has begun to grip the nation The family has finally settled in after a major move from Seattle to Tacoma, but Annie s once outgoing and gregarious father, now blind from the war, is retreating from the outside world.Annie is determined to help her father once again embrace life In the midst of her efforts, she meets Elisabet Vonderveld and her handsome twin brother, Johannes, refugees from Holland Through them, she comes to see the world differently to understand the nature of sacrifice, and the truth that loss in wartime is not limited to those that fight on the battlefield.

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    1. Jacqueline Levering Sullivan Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the A Less than Perfect Peace book, this is one of the most wanted Jacqueline Levering Sullivan author readers around the world.

    2. I actually think this books deserves 3 1/2 starsIt's January 1950 and for most people, WWII has been over for five years. But not in the Howard household in Tacoma, Washington. It was only fours years ago that Annie Leigh's father, who had been MIA, returned from the war, and spent time in a convalescent hospital learning to adjust to his blindness. Now, he's home, but is starting to withdraw more and more, refusing any more help with his blindness, unlike Uncle Billy, who had also come home fro [...]

    3. Annie Howard is beginning high school in 1950, four years after her father returned from World War II, having been blinded in combat. Her mother has opened a beauty salon as a way of coping with her husband’s disability and loss of earning power . Annie is dismayed by her father's recurrent depressions and refusal to get a guide dog or go out into the world. As the school year begins she meets two new friends, a Dutch brother and sister—refugees whose parents were killed in the war. Through [...]

    4. It’s five years since WWII ended and Annie’s father came home blinded. They’ve now moved to Tacoma, where her mother is opening a beauty salon and her father and his brother Billy are starting a carpentry business in a workshop attached to the house. Annie has a lot going on in her life. She’s worried about her father-—he hates having lost his independence, and she thinks he could do more to regain it. She’s worried about her mother, so stubborn and arguing with her father, and too i [...]

    5. A good historical novel for middle schoolers, set in 1950. Fourteen year old Annie lives in Tacoma with her parents, and they are all learning to adjust to having her father home from World War II. As a blind veteran, he mopes about the house, resentful that he can't be as independent as he used to be (although he has started a carpentry business with his brother, a fellow vet), and refusing an offer to get a guide dog. Annie befriends new students Johannes and Elisabeth, Dutch refugee siblings [...]

    6. Fourteen-year-old Annie Leigh Howard finds that peacetime doesn't necessarily bring contentment. While her pilot father is back home with the family after they've relocated from Seattle to Tacoma at the end of WWII, he is nearly blind and seems to avoid going out as much as possible. Meanwhile, her mother is all caught up in her new beauty parlor and a new male friend. In the midst of all this, Annie works on her art projects and becomes friends with two teens from Holland. Both of them share th [...]

    7. This well-written novel will appeal to fans of historical or realistic fiction. Annie’s emotions ring true throughout the novel, especially when exploring her confusion and anger over events in her life. Readers also get a peek into the 1950s time period. Reading the companion book, Annie’s War, isn’t necessary to understanding the story. This book contains more mature themes such as a first crush, suspecting a parent of an affair, and death during wartime but does not include graphic deta [...]

    8. Strong story about a family in Tacoma Washington recovering from World War II. Annie Leigh's father comes home from the war blinded and her mother appears to be self-absorbed. Annie feels responsible for her family's happiness and struggles to understand the complexities of adult problems. p. 165 "Let the adults in your life work out some of this turmoil. You have a kind and loving nature, but you aren't responsible for everyone else's happiness. It's not necessarily selfish to think about wanti [...]

    9. In this sequel to Annie's War, Annie Howard and her family have moved to Tacoma, Washington. It is the winter of 1950, and her father is back home after losing his eyesight in World War II. He and her Uncle Billy (also home from the war) are trying to start up their carpentry business, while her mother is pursuing her own dream of owning her own hair salon. When Annie becomes friends with two Dutch refugees, her plate is piled high with almost more than she can handle. This touching story remind [...]

    10. Annie's family has finally settled in after a major move from Seattle to Tacoma, but Annie's once outgoing and gregarious father, now blind from the war, is retreating from the outside world. Annie is determined to help her father once again embrace life. In the midst of her efforts, she meets Elisabet Vonderveld and her handsome twin brother, Johannes, refugees from Holland. Through them, she comes to see the world differently -- to understand the nature of sacrifice, and the truth that loss in [...]

    11. I liked reading about post-WWII effects on a family, but there were a few too many subplots going on here and the folksy dialogue put me on edge. Strong sense of time with lots of good 1950 details, but I would have appreciated a stronger sense of place and more about the Tacoma, WA setting. ALA Midwinter 2014

    12. I hated this book, it lacked content and I lacked interest. It was dull and bland and pretty sad. Not including the selfish characters.

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