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10 thoughts on “Across Five Aprils

  1. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Do they make kid's books like this sort anymore? Real and real painful. Across Five Aprils was required reading in 6th grade and it was as if the teacher's were saying Life's a bitch, get used to it.

    I remember this as eloquently rendered and high-minded, gut-wrenching drama when I read it way back then. Mind you, I also thought TV's The Waltons was the height of drama, so maybe my opinion is a bit skewed on the subject.

    Just the same, Across Five Aprils, the story of brothers torn apart by the America Civil War, did win the Newbery, so it must've been doing something right. The story is told from the perspective of the youngest son watching his older brothers go off to war. Like the town they live in, most are pro-Union, but one of them sides with the Confederacy, and so he and the family suffer. It's a large family with daughters embroiled in their own private war of romance and love held in check.

    I recall the ending feeling a bit slapped on for happiness sake and that a happy ending that made sense in the context of the story to that point would've felt more natural, if a happy ending must happen that is. Perhaps Hunt or her publisher felt like they'd beaten up the psyche of us kids enough to that point.


  2. Monica Monica says:

    TERRIBLE BOOK. that is all I have to say. This is about the Civil War and how the main character Jethro is coming of age. This book was so boring that I do not have anything more to say. Do not read it. If you are interested in the Civil War, maybe you should consider it because it gives you a lot of historical background information. Otherwise, it is veyr hard to keep reading this book.


  3. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    So first and foremost, what had made Irene Hunt's 1964 Across Five Aprils (and which won a Newbery Honour designation in 1965) so readable and so relatable, so wonderful for and to me as a personal reading experience is the author's, is Irene Hunt's accurate and historical sense of time and place, is her narrational realism (and which is achieved not only by her detailed and factually based descriptions of events occurring or having occurred but also because to add colour and life, to add a sense of immediacy, Irene Hunt also has her characters speaking vernacular, talking non standard parlance, conversing amongst themselves not in standard written English but in the manner of how the common people would be chatting and that yes indeed and to and for me, this has truly made Across Five Aprils shine much more brightly than if the author, than if Irene Hunt had penned not only her third person narrative descriptions but also her presented personal conversations in standard written English).

    But of course, for any good novel, for a decent story, there needs to be a successful combination of both writing style and writing content/themes offered. And yes, with Across Five Aprils, I also totally do much appreciate that Irene Hunt approaches some very problematic and difficult questions that usually and realistically do tend to arise in wartime and especially so, in internal, in civil wars, since especially in the latter type of conflicts, there are not only divisions within one's country and one's communities, but often also within families (both immediate and extended). Therefore and with this in mind, I as a critical and adult reader (but indeed I also would have appreciated this as a child) have absolutely delighted in the fact that in Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt depicts and presents the US Civil War not ever in my opinion as something even remotely heroic and necessary but as a mostly and utterly tragic, useless and even dangerously ridiculous conflict, as a war that in fact ended up killing more Americans than ANY OTHER war to date.

    And yes indeed, to and for me as an ardent pacifist, the decidedly but quietly shown strong anti-war message encountered by readers in Across Five Aprils is therefore totally and utterly to be cheered and to be lauded, albeit that I also realise from reading other online reviews that some also do seem to consider Across Five Aprils to be boring and tedious and to equally be much too intent on supposedly showcasing Irene Hunt's own sentiments against war (but since I am of her mindset and of her opinion with regard to this, I for one and of course totally find Irene Hunt's narrative delightful and absolutely have enjoyed how critical Across Five Aprils is both towards the US Civil War and towards the main movers and shakers of that war, both in the North and in the South).


  4. booklady booklady says:

    I wish I could find my copy of this. It's around here somewhere. I still have the edition I read in high school and I wanted to look up the copywrite date. The edition I selected here -- obviously -- isn't the one I have but I doubt there's a picture of my edition's cover anywhere on-line, it's so old. When I locate it, I'll come back and annotate the exact date.

    This is a classic tale about the Civil War and I've read it at least three times--maybe more. The last time was with my daughters and I enjoyed it more than ever!

    Started: 29 November 2000


  5. Angela Watts Angela Watts says:

    This is the only book I have read that captures the reality of the Civil War in a gripping, astounding story. This story does not choose a political side and push propaganda, like so many other stories and history textbooks do. Across Five Aprils shows the truth: that there was much more to the American Civil War than just slavery.
    From a historical, realistic viewpoint, this book was spot on and never had info dumps. It flowed well and showed many events in a clear light. The setting was also vivid.
    The characters were all very well done and memorable. Each character added something to the story. (view spoiler)[ I WILL NEVER BE OVER BILL, Y'ALL. (hide spoiler)]


  6. Rosemarie Rosemarie says:

    This book shows us in a moving and sympathetic way the effects of the American Civil War on a farming family in southern Illinois.


  7. Sybil Sybil says:

    Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt manages to turn the thrilling action and gruesome turmoil of war into threadbare monotony. Despite its detailed descriptions of familial discords, the book has no central plot. The chapters are nonsensical and do not follow a recognizable storyline. For instance, in one chapter, Jethro's mother falls ill because of caffeine addiction. In the next chapter, a criminal's father rescues Jethro from an attacker on the roadside. How do all these scattered events come together? What effect do they have on the overall atmosphere of war? In the book, the topic of war, which is supposedly the main idea, is only mentioned briefly and vaguely. In addition, the characters are flat and undeveloped. Jenny appears repeatedly as a lovesick and educated girl, and Jethro as a farm boy who matures, but neither of these characters have a profound effect on the progress of the story. All in all, Across Five Aprils is a tedious read due to its colorless storyline and characters. I would definitely not recommend this book, and if you're one of the less fortunate students forced to read it for school, let SparkNotes be your savior.


  8. Jillian Jillian says:

    First of all, anyone who gave this book a single star or complained My lame teacher made me read this.... needs to be deleted. A few months ago, I was reminiscing about the mandatory reading that was required in junior and high school and one of the few I remembered was this story. I decided to read this since I realize you don't ever appreciate things when you're in high school.

    This book, to me is actually a 4.5 only because of the slow start until about chapter 4. The poor grammar of Jethro and his family written can be hard to read at times also but you get used to it. I did find the characters feelings very real. It painted a very real image of the times and how hard it was to even survive. I felt that I was living on a farm in southern Illinois during the Civil War.

    The historical writing is fantastic and the story represented the civil war fiction very well. Anyone with interest in how the civil war had affected everyday people, who gave up their family to fight such horrific battles for our country will enjoy!


  9. Cathy Cathy says:

    I am reading this with a book with a group of 6th graders, and so far they do not appreciate this excellent book. My high school English teacher always said to give classic literature a good 50 pages before giving up, and I think/hope they will be hooked by then. I last read it in junior high - I remember liking it, but as an adult I loved it. It is beautifully written, with wonderfully well developed characters. I laughed and I cried with the experiences of a very genuine family and the impact of the Civil War in their lives. I've been to many Civil War battlefields and I've seen the movie Gettysburg several times (it's 4 hours long, so that is saying something!), so I am familiar with the names of many of the generals and battles in the book. It covers the length of the war, so there are a lot of generals and battles to have to keep track of, which will probably bog down story for the kids I am reading it with. Overall though it is an outstanding piece of children's literature and definitely worth reading.


  10. Chris Chris says:

    i wish irene hunt's death could have been at least as agonizing as reading this.


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