Time Enough for Drums
Sixteen-year-old Jem struggles to maintain the status quo at home in Trenton, New Jersey, when the family men join the war for independence.
There are signs of rebellion in the Emerson household several years before the actual American Revolution hits in 1776! Brought up in a relatively liberal household, Jemima Emerson is quite a challenge for her tutor, John Reid, who is...more
But war has a way of making one grow up. Jem’s brother, Daniel, fulfills a...more
Time Enough for Drums is the one of three reasons I decided in 8th grade that it was okay to read and enjoy more than murder mysteries. (Robin McKinley is reason one and two but more on that later.) Because this book is one that I credit with vastly expanding my literary horizons, I'm going to tell...more
He was beastly and I hated him. We did geography and French and Latin and sums for four hours while Raymond's letter sat between us.
....Oh he knew he was handsome, all right. He strutted about the room when he lectured on geography or listened to my French and Latin pronunciation, ever aware of the breadth of h...more
Although on that note, he did seem to enjoy excercising his power over her a LITTLE bit too much, plus the fact that he was nine years older than her and she was only 15...more
Why in My Top Ten: I think this is one of the best historical fictions of all time, though I'm sort of biased because I kind of grew up with this book. I first read it when I was 12 and have read it at least 25 times since then. It is a young adult novel, so the book's themes are tailored for that age group. However, the story of how the revolutionary war affects a 16 year-old girl's family and friends still captivates me every time, even 13 years later. The love story is...more
I really did enjoy the story though; Jem and John were so perfect for each other!!!! ;)
Oh, baby! American Revolution! I love this shizz so hard guys, I don’t know that all of my nerding out could even convey the full breadth of my fascination with it. It’s just an amazing time to me. So when I was wandering around Goodreads, I happened upon some Ann Rinaldi books, and I soon discovered TIME ENOUGH FOR DRUMS, after it was strongly recommended to me by Tara from Hobbitses. I couldn’t get it from my library fast enough. Bec...more
I didn't expect this to be as much of a romance as it was. (view spoiler)[I really enjoyed that aspect of the story (although it is a bit crazy that Jemima was so much younger. I wonder why the author made there be such an age...more
This book begins in 1775 Trenton, New Jersey with Jem Emerson, our protagonist. From the beginning I can tell she is a head strong, strong willed, feisty girl. But it was also notable that she knew something was going to happen in the future.
As the American Revolution takes full flight, Jem is afraid that her family is going to be torn apart as there is signs of rebell...more
Time Enough For Drums was set in the 1700s during the Revolutionary War time. I like being able to see the War through a different perspective. Jem, a 15-year-old girl is telling the story. I thought the book was interesting because it also noted significant historical events while still keeping you hooked. During the end of the book, though it started getting very sappy and a lot of di...more
It was sad how her father died and her mother never was the same again. And it was sad that her brother died and that she never...more
I really liked this book. I loved Jemima! I loved her high spirits and feisty personality. With a main character that has a feisty personality you can't go wrong. There were a few things near the end of the book that I didn't really like, but not enough to make me not love the book.
(view spoiler)[I loved the rom...more
I love being able to see the main character grow; at first she hates her teacher and it usually ate for lessons, but as the war continues on, she grows up and her and her professor reach an... understanding.
If you are a fan of her book or perhaps it showed up...more
A light thread of romance does appear, which really keeps me coming back. Time Enough for Drums is one of my old favorites. Every summer, it never fails, I'll find myself on the couch re-reading it.
If you are looking for a read like Meg Cabot, you will not find it with Ann Rinaldi. Her book...more