Saturday, October 30, 2010

Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires by Molly Roe {Review}

From the Publisher:
Fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty risks job, family, and eventually her very life to rescue a lifelong friend. Disguised as a draft resister, Katie infiltrates a secret Irish organization to prevent bloodshed. Tragedies challenge her strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can Katie balance her sense of justice with the law?

Call Me Kate is suitable for readers from eleven to adult. The story is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the story’s rich context and drama.

 As I read this story I was taken aback by so many things.  I read this story as the story of the Chilean miners was unfolding the striking similarities considering the considerable time gap (this story is set during the American civil war) was a bit surreal.  I was transported to a time where a young girl looked at things so differently.

She had nothing but that comes from a modern perspective because in her eyes Katie had so much.  As I read the book it wasn't just a story .. it was a reminder of how blessed we are and how much we have and all that we take for granted.  A reminder of the human spirit and what we will do for our loved ones.

I don't want to give away anymore about the book then the publisher has but I do want to provide my opinion and I thoroughly enjoyed the book but would recommend it to younger girls to read for in our modern society is a nice reminder of all we have.

Disclosure: I received the story for the purpose of the review.  No form of compensation was received.  The opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Ana - thanks for a lovely review and for sharing CALL ME KATE with the readers of Florida Frugal Family. We appreciate your support of the book.

You're right - what a coincidence that you were reading about Katie and her struggle as a miner's daughter during the rescue of the miners in Chile. Mining is such a tough life whether you lived in the 1860s or 2010.

We really do take our modern lifestyle for granted, and like Katie should be grateful for the simple things in life.

I'm glad that you enjoyed the book.

Best wishes,
Tribute Books