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Uncommon Faith

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Change is coming to the mid-nineteenth-century town of Millbrook, Massachusetts, whether folks are ready for it or not. Old traditions and values are being questioned, especially by an outspoken young woman named Faith Common. She defies expectations that women be obedient and limit their education to domestic duties such as sewing. Faith is determined to find her own trut ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Holiday House
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Sep 13, 2007 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Victorian stories, and girl power stories
This was a really good read.
The story takes place in a small town in America during one year in the 1830's. The story is about events, both large and small, that happen during that year. The story is told through short chapters that are in the voice of alternating town members. About 10 town members tell the story, and for about the first 30 pages it's hard to keep everyone straight, but you quickly figure out who everyone is.
The title comes from one of the residents of the town, a teenager nam
Feb 11, 2009 Katie rated it liked it
Uncommon Faith was a good book. The only thing about it is that when you read the inside cover it sounds a lot different than what it really is. Also there are so many different points of views and people in this book, it gets confusing! Over all though I thought this was a very good book!
Aug 18, 2009 Jenn rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This book is written from many points of view and at first I had a hard time remembering who was who and who was telling the story. But once I got past this I found this one to be a good story that I recommend to my young adult students looking for something for that pesky book report.
Aug 09, 2007 Rachel rated it really liked it
YA book about a Civil War-era New England town. Narrated by the various members of the town. Good stuff about abolitionism, educating women, women's suffrage, and gender roles.
Dec 19, 2014 Carolyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-good-one-yes
I liked this book. I liked the life questions and subliminal spirituality in this book. My two favorite characters were Biddy Bostick--she's a riot. But then I love proud spinster characters. I also liked poor Celia Tanner. I could at times relate to her too. Very much enjoyed over fairly busy 4 days.
Oct 15, 2015 Clarissa rated it liked it
this was a entertaining historical fiction, I enjoyed the characters but did not enjoy the writing style. it was snippets of each characters perspective which is a new and different type of book for me but....there were to many characters to keep straight!
Jul 10, 2012 Vicki rated it liked it
Shelves: teen
Do you know who you are? Do you have certain things you believe in? In the mid 19th centure teen of Millbrook-traditions and values are being questioned. 15 yr old red-haired Faith Common is at the center of most of the questioning. "Quakers believe what the Bible says" in Glatioans. That God makes no distiction between Jew & Greek, slave or free, male or femal. So gilrs can learn math, have values inside & outside the home, individual should be allowed choices. From many of the towns pe ...more
Apr 11, 2009 Megan rated it really liked it
Girl in 1830's struggles with "things everyone 'knows' that just aren't true." Whole novel done through many people's perspectives.
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Unusual story about an outspoken young woman who has ideas about religion different from everyone else in her town.
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