× Jessie's Mountain ½ Download by Ö Kerry Madden Beautiful writing and realistic characters introduce middle grade readers to people and a way of life that is both historic and timeless. To read our full review, go to I gave this book a four star rating because the author really relates to reality I like the characters of this book and i like their couragous ideas There is one character that i would have to say is my favorite because she comes up with good ideas that helps her family I like the plot of this book because it keeps me interested There is a little action I would incourage people who like realistic fiction to read this book. Livy Two Has Always Dreamed Of Becoming A Singer, And Her Decision To Run Off To Nashville S Music Row Is Made With Confidence She Figures The Money She Ll Bring Home Will Buy The Family S House As Well As Forgiveness For Running Away The Nashville Adventure Is A Disaster, Though Even Her Cherished Guitar Is Stolen Livy Two Takes Her Failure Hard, But Finds Comfort In The Girlhood Diary Of Her Mother, Jessie Outraged To Discover That Young Jessie Had Dreams Now Long Forgotten, Livy Two Puts The Whole Family To Work And Makes Mama S Ultimate Dream Come True Jessie S Mountain Concludes The Captivating Three Book Saga Of Livy Two And Her Mountain Family, The Weems Of Maggie Valley, North Carolina This beautifully written trilogy by Kerry Madden is filled with life s dichotomies and the lessons they can offer us Set in a North Carolina holler, the family members Madden introduces are multi dimensional, quirky people you want to read about and know For most of us, the geography and life style of this family are far from what we have experienced and yet their joys, sorrows and tough decisions are as familiar as our own skin Give yourself and any upper elementary school kids that you know a gift and visit Gentle s Holler, hear Louisiana s Song and climb Jesse s Mountain. Great story Simple and enjoyable addition to the Weems family history I hope there s a fourth on the way sometime, but meanwhile, I ll go back and read Gentle s Holler to catch up I love the Smoky Mountain descriptions. After the first two books in this series, I had to find out the rest of the story I also developed an online tourism guide for the series with Kerry s help at the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative The guide includes an excerpt, photos, and tourism links to the real settings in Maggie Valley, NC Check it out here if you are interested in visiting the area Loved this little 3 book series It was refreshing to take a break from what I usually read and even though these are meant for the younger people, I feel that anyone who reads them will find a smile from time to time. Girl in North Carolina Smoky Mountains, 1960s, deals with her family and makes her dreams come true Very well told, great characters, and lots of emotion Third in a series, but stands very well on its own.
Madden, Kerry 2008 Jessie s Mountain. I liked the first Maggie Valley novel, Gentle s Holler 2005 I loved the second Maggie Valley novel, Louisiana s Song 2007 I really really loved the third novel in the series, Jessie s Mountain My expectations were high Really high Yet somehow it surpassed them, my expectations that is It was so beautifully done I just love Livy Two Weems and her family Even Grandma Horace is beginning to grow on me muchthan I ever thought she would when I first met her The novels, in case you re not familiar with them, are set in North Carolina, in the mountains, during the early 1960s Jessie s Mountain opens in December of 1963 There is so much depth, so much love, so much meaning in the pages The Weems family has to be one of my favorite fictional families ever The family is large, yet, it seems right The siblin Jessie s Mountain is about a girl named Livy Two She, her family of 10 other brothers and sisters, and parents all live together in North Carolina Livy Two has a passion for singing and playing the guitar She has a choice of going to Nashville, Tennessee for a musical talent show So she decides to run off and go to this talent show At the same time, her family is trying to buy a new house Therefore, she figures that she can use the money she makes from this talent show to pay for part of the house payment Throughout this adventure, Livy Two reads her mother s childhood diary which teaches her some lessons about life I recommend this book to people who have patience because the book starts out very slow but is very enjoyable on
Kerry Madden writes under both Kerry Madden and Kerry Madden Lunsford She has written plays, screenplays, journalism Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Birmingham News, Salon, Southern Women s Review, Shenandoah, Carve Magazine, and Sierra Club Magazine , and published seven books including OFFSIDES, a New York Library Pick for 1997, and now just out as an ebook with FOREVERLAND PRESS Her book