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“I read this book in sixth grade and it is still one of my all time favorite books.If you love history and learning about the past this book for you.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Ashes of Roses takes place in the early 1900's. Rose, an Irish immigrant, tries to survive this new world while looking after her younger sister. She begins working in a sweatshop and ends up learning about women's rights and workers rights.
This novel is a great read for students to read while learning about the 1900's. There are so many connections that can be made to the time period- emotional, social and political. The historic information is intertwined with the story seamlessly, allowing readers to be involved with the book.
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“Ashes of Roses historical fiction story in which an Irish family makes the journey from Ireland to America hoping for a better life with more opportunities. The story is in the perspective of the oldest daughter, who changes her name to Rose when the she makes it into America. Unfortunately the family does not all make it through the tough gates of Ellis Island, and the mother and three girls attempt to adjust to life in the New World. The mother is unable to handle the change and goes back to Ireland. The two oldest daughters stay behind and they both end up working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Until one day a fire breaks out and the two sisters barely make it out alive, which is not the case for many of the friends they had made. Although it is hard to stay in a strange new land Rose is determined to earn the money and make something of herself in America, and be a part of the change needed in many of the factories like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
I really enjoyed this book because of the way the author was able to describe the excitement and anticipation in details about the entrance into America. And then also write in detail about the fear and panic that must have been felt on the day of the fire. Although the actual fire description was only two chapters, it was better that it wasn't drawn out because the actual fire was not that long, even though there was so much damage that occurred because of it. The author also provided an author's note in which she described how she came to write the book, how she got her inspiration, and how she gathered the research.
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I think these two quotes are a representation of how important it was for the character to talk about dates, and references the significance of influential moments in her life.
"It was February 18. 1911, the date that would mark the start of my new life."
""Because, as long as we live, we'll never have another day as terrible as the twenty-fifth of March of 1911." ”
“this book is an amazing book i give this a blasting 5 stars because this is such a good book i can't explain how good it is”Kekeli L. wrote this review Wednesday, January 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well this book is a historical fiction, it talks about the troubles people had to face when they came to America. The main character is Rose, she is a young Irish adult and she came to America with her family. Her father and little brother had to go back to Ireland and her mother missed them so much. Her mother had enough and left to go to them. You'l have to read to find out what happens next.”Assassin Wolf wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ashes of Roses tells about an Irish immigrant named Margaret Rose Nolan. Her family sailed to America, soon finding out, when they arrive, that Margaret Rose's little brother had a disease in his eyes. Her father and her brother return back to Ireland, leaving Margaret Rose, her mother, and her sisters on their own in America. Homesick, her mother soon wants to return to America taking her youngest daughter with her, Margaret Rose on her own with her other sister. This book is based off of the incident at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York shortly before 1911.”Cameron wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“book level - 4.4
points - 8.0”
“I really like this book!”Gabby wrote this review Tuesday, October 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is such a great book! It was very sad how the dad and the son had to go back and couldn't come to the United State's just because the son was sick. It's such a sad book.”jasmine wrote this review Wednesday, August 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was such a sad book because she was a immigrant and shes finally found a job but then it catches on fire and all her friends dye and shes sees them all die and turn to ashes. ”RIVER GRANT wrote this review Wednesday, June 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No