Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Uprising -- Margaret Peterson Haddix

Beautiful and empowering.

This story follows three young women living during the era of woman's suffrage and worker strikes. Although I don't normally like books split between multiple narrators, Haddix has managed to create characters who are unique from each other without becoming caricatures. I did occasionally have to check the beginning of a chapter to remind myself who was talking, but it wasn't enough of a distraction to take away from the story. The writing is vivid and emotionally charged, and the plot is utterly engrossing.

There are some dark passages here that may be more difficult for young readers, but they are entirely worth it.

Estimated Reading Level: 6th grade
Grade: A

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