Shades of Gray
COURAGE WEARS MANY FACES
The Civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven't ended. How could they have, when the Yankees were responsible for the deaths of everyone in his entire immediate family?
And now Will has to leave his comfortable home in the Shenandoah Valley and live with relatives he has never met, people struggling to e...more
I read the book “Shades of Gray” by Carolyn Reeder and it was about facing tough decisions and persevering through life itself. The book is about twelve year old Will Page who is born into the hardest life possible, a farm in Virginia during the Civil War. Will was left by himself after his Dad died in the war, his brother from a Yankee Soldier, his two sisters from a disease spread through Yankee camps, and his mother from grief. Will was enraged and deeply saddened at the sa...more
This is a coming-of-age book. The young man in the book is eleven years old Virginian. He has lost his parents and siblin...more
Twelve year old Will is going to live with his Uncle Jed and his Aunt Ella, along with his cousin Meg. He knows he'll love his aunt and cousin, but is hateful of his uncle, who he supposedly thinks as a traitor, by helping the Yankees. He's distant from his uncle although he helps with the work on the farm.
When Will receives a letter from the Dr, who brings him to his aunt and uncle, sayi...more
1- Genre: Historical Fiction
2- Even though the Civil War is over tension still runs high. A young boy named Will must go live with his aunt and uncle in Southern Virginia because of the recent death of his mother. Will is not pleased about having to make the move away from his home in the Shenandoah Valley especially to live with his uncle that refused to go to war and fight the Yankees to protect the Confederate’s cause.
3- (a) Setting
(b) Throughout the story Will is conflicted wi...more
Genre: Junior Book- Historical Fiction
Summary: The setting of the book is the end of the Civil War. A young boy named Will Page is faced with the struggles of losing his family during the war and must move to live with relatives.
A. One of the best aspects of the book was the author’s use of period writing. By that I mean he used the sayings and language that people during the Civil War.
B. One of t...more
The main character, orphaned Will Page has come to live with his mother's sister and uncle by marriage, who Will consider...more
Recommending Source: textbook pg. 210
It is the very end of the Civil War and Will has lost everyone that he cares about. He is a southern boy in his heart and he can not stand that the Confederates are loosing, and what's worse is that those Yankees killed all of his immediate family. Will is forces to move in with his aunt and uncle in the Piedmont region of Virginia, and he is not happy about it. He has never me them, he just wants his family back. And wors...more
Will avoids saying "Uncle Jed" to this man w...more
Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder is about a boy named Will Page. After his family dies because of the war he is moved out to live with his relatives, Uncle Jed (the "traitor") and Aunt Ella. He soon finds being a "country boy" is harder then he thought...more
Genre: Historical fiction for YA
Diversity: Understanding the many viewpoints during a conflict
Learning to live in a new culture
My response to the book: Will deals with the aftermath of the Civil War, a war which took many of his family members. He is sent to live with his Uncle Jed; who did not fight in the war, in the Piedmont region of Virginia. There he learns that there are good people on both sides of a conflict.
post Civil War Virginia. After his mother dies leaving him an orphan, 12 year old William is sent from the city to live with his aunt's family. William's father and brother died fighting for the Confederacy and William is horrified to learn his uncle chose not to fight in the war. William is determined not to like his aunt, uncle, and cousin Meg, but finds him liking them anyway. When he is given a choice to leave them, William must decide where he belongs.
I thought this was a great...more
Actually, it's the fictional story of Will Page after the war ended. He is only 12 years old and had already lost his entire family.
Will goes to live with his closest relatives, an aunt, uncle & cousin, that he doesn't know. Because Will is so upset about the war taking his family, he can't stand the fact that this new family of his didn't even fight in the war to protect the Confederates.
Turning a city boy into a cou...more