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I won t give a synopsis because others have done that already What I will say is that this is one amazing book Seriously The language is so sparse, yet the visuals are so great The emotion palatable The character fully developed I very much enjoyed MAY B Will recommend highly to others including reluctant readers. May B is an unlikely hero a 12 year old girl with a learning disability, fending for herself during a harsh prairie winter In the wrong hands, the story could tend toward melodrama Or it could just plain be boring Fortunately, this story is neither.May s story unfolds in verse The style works well in this book, emphasizing the stark prairie and the simplicity of of May s every day existence Author Caroline Starr Rose manages to weave in plenty of historical details, adding another rich layer to the story without bogging down any of the action.While historical fiction might be a hard sell for some young readers, telling the story in verse makes it a quick read Reminiscent of the Little House books, without the heft, May B is a wonderful debut from a gifted author. @DOWNLOAD E-PUB õ May B. õ I Ve Known It Since Last Night It S Been Too Long To Expect Them To ReturnSomething S HappenedMay Is Helping Out On A Neighbor S Kansas Prairie Homestead Just Until Christmas, Says Pa She Wants To Contribute, But It S Hard To Be Separated From Her Family By Long, Unfamiliar Miles Then The Unthinkable Happens May Is Abandoned Trapped In A Tiny Snow Covered Sod House, Isolated From Family And Neighbors, May Must Prepare For The Oncoming Winter While Fighting To Survive, May S Memories Of Her Struggles With Reading At School Come Back To Haunt Her But She S Determined To Find Her Way Home AgainCaroline Starr Rose S Fast Paced Novel, Written In Beautiful And Riveting Verse, Gives Readers A Strong New Heroine To Love My daughter I were mesmerized by this book It is really meant to be read aloud And, my daughter learned about dyslexia in a most subtle way We loved the brave patience of May If you like mighty girl books, this is for you The author, Caroline Rose Starr, was named Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author for this book, May B She lives in New Mexico with her husband and two sons She spent her childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico Caroline even wrote poetry as a child The whole book is written in poetry This story is about a girl named is Mavis Elizabeth Betterly, or May B May is twelve years old She lives with her Ma, Pa, and brother in a soddy in the Kansas Prairie To help her family get money, she is forced to go live with a pair of strangers named Mr and Mrs Oblinger who live fifteen miles away from home until Christmas But when the Oblinger s disappear suddenly, May gets stuck alone in a blizzard I enjoyed the book but feel there is something missing in the story, and May B you can figure it out for me The storyline is very interesting, and the fact that the whole book is written in poetry is notable I give this book, May B., five stars because it is adventurous and unique. Review for work Oh boy, a verse historical fiction novel, always the most popular item in any library Kidding aside, it s hard for me to see this book going out too much, unless it s for the reluctant reader who has to write a report on a historical fiction book over 200 pages long Because the verse leaves so much white space, the text density here is like a Frog and Toad book, yet it comes to a cool 225 pages in the ARC This book had too many themes swirling in the mix gender disparity, prairie identity, reaching the horizon, loneliness on the prairie as a metaphor for reading difficulties, texts within the text paralleling May s emotions, May s nickname, May s desire to become a teacher, flashbacks to her previous teachers, flashbacks to her dares with her brother about half of those things could be cut out with no loss to the book Some may find the presence of all that self consciously literary stuff distinguished I found it cluttered On the plus side, it s a girl s survival story, with details about how she gets by alone in a sod house in winter, and a sympathetic portrayal of a girl with dyslexia Overall I would say that the negatives and positives even out to make it an additional purchase Given that Kirkus gave it a starred review, which isn t peanuts some libraries may want it. Historical fiction in verse is hard to carry off and ultimately I compare everything to Out of the Dust which is most unfair on my part I think Rose s job was even difficult because so much of her book deals with one character alone but what a strong character May is May s fight for survival alone on the prairie is fascinating enough, but the flashbacks into her learning difficulties when she was at school make the character even relatable and intriguing I think Rose definitely will appeal to the Little House crowd that she is reaching for and I do believe this one is award worthy. I thought this was a good book despite what people have told me about it May B really went through a struggle and she made it out In my opinion May is a storng willed character Half the things she did I don t think I could ever do Growing up on the prairie definitely made her a lot knowledgeable about survival than if she lived in the city This is a good book if you are looking for a quick read and like a little bit of adventure. My niece, Malory, and my great niece, Ivory age 10 are in a mother daughter book club What a great way to instill at a young age a love of books as well as critical thinking about what you re reading I check in occasionally to see what they re reading and May B was their most recent pick It s a story about a 12 year old pioneer girl who is farmed out one August to help a neighboring newlywed couple One less mouth to feed and a little income for May s family and her father promises it s only till Christmas I thought I d read it as a way to check in with them and feel connected across the 450 miles between them in Illinois and me in Minnesota.Plus, I m a sucker for a pioneer story I was firmly convinced at Ivory s age that I WAS a pioneer girl in a previous lifetime But I had my doubts as I looked at the first page I knew this book for pre teens was written in free verse, but I didn t quite grasp what that meant until I saw it Perhaps I was especially delighted by Rose s book because I initially thought I wasn t going to like it There s a wonderful rhythm to May s story as Rose brings it beautifully to life her family Ma, Pa and brother Hiram , her feelings at being sent away for a few months, her fierce desire to read and her struggles to do so, her feelings of inadequacy, her need to survive her new situation, the prairie landscape, the soddy where she lives, the food she cooks eats, her fears at being abandoned, her fears of not being found and her grit and determination to be reunited with her family So glad I persisted a moving story of a young girl facing adversity. I love stories in verse therefore I wasn t much surprised when I ended up enjoying May B a whole lot than I had expected to There s this cleanliness about the poetry that makes it easy to read The thing with writing a story in verse is that you have to be very careful about the details you put and the ones you leave out Because of the structure, you cannot, as you would in prose form novels, describe things to the minute detail I felt that May B very successfully portrayed Mavis and the situation she found herself in while still managing to make her a character that one could empathize with And relate to Mavis s desire to read and to eventually teach are particularly poignant especially when the modern reader realizes that the possibility of it occurring is little to one I also really liked how the changing climate is given consideration and Mavis s feelings as she realizes that she has been abandoned All in all, this is a beautiful novel with beautiful, eloquent poetry If you want a glimpse of a girl defying all odds to survive, you should give May B a try I recommend it anyway.