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3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
-- "An engrossing achievement". -- Kirkus, pointer review

Hope and her younger brother, John, went to live with the Shakers because they had no other choice. Ma had died, Pa was off in the California gold fields, and Uncle Josiah didn't want to raise them. But men and women, even boys and girls, must live apart in the Shaker village; that's just one of their strange rules.

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 30th 1995 by Atheneum Books
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Lana Del Slay
May 13, 2013 Lana Del Slay rated it it was amazing
Hope is a reread for the umpteenth time.

When I was wee, I was fascinated with the Shakers. Still am, on some level, except now I'm pretty sure I couldn't live among them, the way I thought I could before I discovered... things. :) This therefore was comfort reading, since I figured I'd taken out some pretty heavy stuff. (The Death of Captain America, anyone?)

It shouldn't be a secret that Hope's been sent to live among the Shakers, along with her little brother, John. Coming from a world where s
-I decided to read this book because it sounded really interesting and my sister recommended it.
-The category on the bingo board that this book completes is a book written before I was born.
-What I liked about this book was the detailed descriptions of what the characters were feeling/their emotions. I also liked the way that it was written, it showed two different opinions of a life with Shakers. One person hated it and wanted to get out of the village and one person loved every minute of it an
Mar 27, 2012 Pam rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-chapter
This novel, a chapter book for children, is about a girl named Hope, who was brought to live with the Shakers with her younger brother John, age 9, by their uncle after the death of their mother. It tells of her struggles adapting to the Shaker community and its rules, while her younger brother John flourishes in the same environment. While the book does an excellent job presenting the Shakers and their lives, and describes the Hope's emotions very well, it lacks an interesting story line and ...more
Mar 24, 2009 Amy rated it liked it
Juve. fiction, of course...A wee, small book about the Shakers. A young girl and her brother are orphaned and taken in by the Shakers, to be raised in their strict, tight-knit community. The men and women are separated, which explains why there aren't any more Shakers. Hmmm...I liked learning about the Shakers. Do my reviews sound like a 5th grader wrote them or what?
Oct 24, 2009 Angela rated it it was ok
Interesting book for children about the Shakers. Not a very satisfying story, but the writing was okay.
Mar 15, 2011 April rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
I learned a lot about Shakers from this book for kids; interesting read. However, the ending was unsatisfactory.
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