Shades of Gray
The main character, orphaned Will Page has come to live with his mother's sister and uncle by marriage, who Will consider ...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
I read this as part of Braeden's homeschool curriculum - we use Sonlight, which is literature-based.
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
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
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
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
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
Will avoids saying "Uncle Jed" to this man w ...more
The main character is 12 year old Will. Will's older brother Charlie and his father were confederate soldiers killed in battles. Will's little sisters and mother's deaths were all indirectly ca ...more
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 eke out a living on their farm in the war-torn Virginia Piedmont. But the worst of it is that Will's uncle Jed had refused to f...more