Amaryllis { PDF } by Craig Crist-Evans


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 throug

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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

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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 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

  • Audio CD
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  • Amaryllis
  • Craig Crist-Evans
  • English
  • 04 March 2019
  • 9781400095018

About the Author: Craig Crist-Evans

Every step forward every word is an act of discovery said author Craig Crist Evans of his approach to writing poetry And he obviously found a winning formula as evidenced by the International Reading Association's Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award he received for MOON OVER TENNESSEE A BOY'S CIVIL WAR JOURNALCraig Crist Evans's mastery of poetic form is also apparent in NORTH OF EVE



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

  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

  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 wha

  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 Thi

  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 lette

  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

  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

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