Margaret Ann hates her cousin Courtney on sight; Courtney returns the favor. Courtney is sweet, charming, and helpless. I mean, if she has to go off to college, then yes, I want her room. And yet, that's how growing up is in the real world: something happens, either wonderful or terrible, that changes your life and you 3. The book was about a girl named Margaret Ann Motley who lives her life perfectly fine until her English cousin, Courtney, comes This book was totally awesome! But it is not always a picture of unflinching sacrifice for the war, sometimes people were asked to make sacrifices that were really not welcomed or that they just simple resented. And that means a serviceman, just like Tommy G.
But the story becomes more interesting when Margaret Ann starts reflecting on her own behaviour and realises the source of her current problems are not wholly due to Courtney. Did she make it that very day? But Tommy loves to talk and he loves to tease everybody, especially me. I sneak a look at Grandma across the table. Margaret Ann's life changes dramatically when her aunt and cousin Courtney come to stay with her family after being forced to leave because of the blitz in London. Courtney, the British know-it-all, and Margaret Ann, a stubbornly selfish little bitch, eventually learn to live and love, and also to see the greater world around them. Homefront Details Margaret Ann has been longing for her own bedroom almost her entire life. Poet and novelist Doris Gwaltney has crafted a detailed, spirited, sometimes humorous, and always deeply felt novel about two girls coming of age and becoming friends in the shadow of the biggest war in modern history.
Margaret Ann is, quite naturally, resentful at losing her room to a cousin she has never met and the situation only gets worse when Courtney arrives. Take them outdoors and play with them. Margaret Ann does not get along with cousin Courtney. Eventually, Courtney takes all the attention from her friends, family, teachers, and even her boyfriend. One issue I found is how oh-so nonchalant this story seems. Margaret Ann next inherits her brother Johnny's room when he joins the Navy. After all, a true picture of anything would include the positive as well as the negative elements.
I think these people are just crazy, Grandma says. Not at all concerned with what's happening in Europe, Margaret Ann is soon fighting a war of her own as she watches her cousin Courtney get not only her room, but also the attention of her very own family and boyfriend. You can see her changing so much throughout her book, despite the way she remains kind of. When they were born, I was given the choice of sharing my bedroom with them while they were crying half the night and spitting up all this terrible milky stuff or listening to Grandma snore. However, as World War 2 progresses and many individuals become involved and majorly effected by the times, I saw an amazing growth within the characters of Courtney and Margaret Ann.
Margaret Ann has been longing for her own bedroom almost her entire life. She teaches writing for the Lifelong Learning Society at Christopher Newport University and resides in Smithfield, Virginia. Daddy fought in World War I—the Great War, he calls it. Straight out of the bureau drawers and into the deep drawers of that big steamer trunk. She has been waiting for this day to come for a very long time. Summary For as long as Margaret Ann Motley can remember, she has been waiting and hoping for one thing -- a room to call her very own.
I enjoyed this book a lot. A personal note: I loved Margaret. But if you remember, you have two little sisters who would nibble the world if it was set before them. Not at all concerned with what's happening in Europe, Margaret Ann is soon fighting a war of her own as she watches her cousin Courtney get not only her room, but also the attention of her very own family and boyfriend. I hold my breath, trying to be quiet so nobody will know I have a tear in each eye, and I admit it, it comes to me to wonder if the curtains and pillows and dressing table skirt will come floating across too. She has shared a room with her Grandmother ever since her little twin sisters were born five years before.
Margaret Ann is a typical 7th grader, and at times I got annoyed with her drama and selfishness, which makes her all the more believable. I swear, this isn't a single exclaimation mark in the entire story. Older brother Johnny works on the farm with his dad, eldest daughter Elizabeth is preparing to go off to college, new 7th grader Margaret Ann will finally have a room of her own, instead of sharing one with her grandmother, and twins Paige and Polly are looking forward to finally starting school. Margaret Ann is an American girl who assumed she would finally have her own bedroom once older sister Elizabeth left home for college. She has shared a room with her Grandmother ever since her little twin sisters were born five years before.
When expenting her cousin to be a In Homefront by Doris Gwaltney we follow a girl by the name of Margaret Anne who is exsasperated with her Grabdmothers snoring, her two twin sisters and most everything else. It's not until Margaret's only brother enlists in the navy that Margaret discovers an ally and a friend where at first she saw only a rival. Daddy is a good farmer, and he has taught Johnny about every phase of farming. Keep it in mind, Johnny. Margaret Ann next inherits her brother Johnny's room when he joins the Navy. I found the main character slightly irritating,and was relieved to read her gradual maturation. So I told him, Leave me alone, Bobby Holland.
I didn't like the main character, and I couldn't tell if her thoughts were more in diary form or what. Her cousin Courtney and Aunt Mary Lee Lively come to live with the Motleys while their homeland is being torn apart. What are you two little lookalike girls going to do without your big sister? Of course you need to hold your head just right to see through the branches of the maple trees and down the long row of cedars that lead to the gate. We have baked chicken, though, just like on Sundays. She finds that she is much stronger and smarter than she realized. I keep expecting Tommy to go one step too far one day.