Blue

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Blue
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10+
Release Date
January 31, 2006
ISBN
1590783891
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With her father away at war to fight Hitler, a young girl gains strength by joining her community in battling polio in this story based on the 1944 epidemic and the "Miracle of Hickory" Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina. Ann Fay Honeycutt accepts the role of "man of the house" when her father leaves because she wants to do her part for the war. She's doing well with the extra responsibilities when a frightening polio epidemic strikes, crippling many local children. Her town of Hickory responds by creating an emergency hospital in three days. Ann Fay reads each issue of the newspaper for the latest news of the epidemic. But soon she discovers for herself just how devastating polio can be. As her challenges grow, so does her resourcefulness. In the face of tragedy, Ann Fay discovers her ability to move forward. She experiences the healing qualities of friendship and explores the depths of her own faithfulness to those she loves--even to one she never expected to love at all.

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A Solid Read!
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Reader reviewed by The Colleen

Blue

If you like literature that can make you tear up and smile at the same time, Blue is a great book for you.

Ann
Fay Honeycutt is a 13 year old girl who is forced to become
"man-of-the-house" when her father is sent to fight the Nazis. As if
tending the family garden and catering to the needs of her mother, and
younger siblings Ida, Ellie, and Bobby, wasn't hard enough, a whole new
strain is brought upon her when polio strikes her home of Hickory,
North Carolina. 

This
book keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting more with
unexpected twists and suspense. It also tells a realistic story that
makes you feel like you were right there enduring all the tragedy and
joy along with the characters. 

I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a regaling story. Joyce Moyer Hostetter did an amazing job, I give Blue 9 out 10 stars. 




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Reader reviewed by Maddy Miami

BLUE by Joyce Moyer is a magnificent book for teens and young adults. 


The story is about a young girl, Ann Fay, a member of the Honeycutt family and takes place during World War II. The family is slowly split apart after the father is summoned to war and a horrible polio epidemic strikes their small North Carolina town. Ann is left behind to take care of her Mother, her 3 siblings, and all of the crops. She is forced to endure the death and despair that the epidemic brings.


  
Moyer did an amazing job writing BLUE because
it has numerous real life situations and how the family perseveres and
resolves them. It also has a lot of anxiety and is very emotional. It
taught me to endure through hard times because it will eventually get
easier.


BLUE is a great book and I highly suggest reading it. I give this book five out of five stars.


Maddy Poe


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Great Bool For All Ages!
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Reader reviewed by Hurricane Hancock

The book Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter is a great book for anyone who likes to experience different emotions on almost every page.

 

Blue is about a thirteen year old girl named Anne-Faye who,
when her father leaves to fight in the war, has to take over l of her
father's responsibilities.  With the help of her neighbor, Junior, and
her younger siblings, Bobby, Ida, and Ellie, she has everything running
pretty smoothly.  Then one day tragedy strikes their Hickory, NC home.


 

This book keeps you wanting to turn the page.  There is always
some sort of surprise coming on the next page.  This book also teaches
you about what children in this area had to go through during this time
of war and the polio epidimic.


 

This was a great book that is appropriate for all ages.  I gave this book a rating of five out of five.



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