The Fighting Ground (PDF)
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A Little Fighting The little fighting The twenty four hours are vastly different than Jonathan had ver imagined The gun assigned to him is six feet long and Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life enormously heavy yet he must bear the burden himself and keep up a fast marching speed alongside his fellow soldiers to boot When they finally do arrive at the valley where the planned ambush is to take place the target of the attack turns out to be a group of fearsome Hessian soldiers formidable German mercenaries paid by the British to fight the war in defense of King George s crown overseas The ambush doesn t go well and the American fighting force with which Jonathan has been traveling is subseuently scatteredvery man for himself Three
Hessians Catch Up To Jonathan And Eventually catch up to Jonathan and ventually him and he is led along as their prisoner until they find an abandoned home at which they can spend the night Is the house truly abandoned though or is there something waiting for them at their bivouacking site Jonathan s fortunes are now inextricably tied in with those of the three Hessians that have him however they haven t hurt him at
all yet and don t seem to intend him any harm When Jonathan is given the yet and don t seem to intend him any harm When Jonathan is given the to turn the tables on his captors how far will he be willing to go to xact revenge on soldiers that he has been told are the Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society enemy In thend on whose side does Jonathan really want to fight Avi does a nice job in The Fighting Ground of telling an historical tale without sounding like a school textbook and without pushing particular lessons onto the reader I am honestly very disappointed in this book mostly because it s just flat out boring My Language and Literature teacher loves the author Avi and is making us do a book report on one of his books I read about 20 pages of the book and just stopped since I was so bored I usually like historical fiction and thought this book would be interesting but disappointingly it wasn t As a part of my igth grade nglish class we had a year long reading assignment in which we were forced to read 2 books per uarter one of our choice and one from a list our teacher compiled of a certain genre At the third uarter of school a list of war books was forced upon us I found Avi on the list and figured I d read the book he had written because I had read Crispin beforehand and really njoyed that I really didn t know what I was getting into when I picked up the skinny copy of this book off the library shelf I reread it a while ago and loved it just as muchI could barely put this book down both times I read it I literally felt almost verything Jonathan did I found myself on the dge of my seat at times and at other times holding my breath and crying and wanting to kick something cause I got so angry I don t know how Avi does that but it s just amazing how he puts you in the character s shoes Great book TSP Great book Avi will remain in my heart as an amazing author If you ve read All uiet on the Western Front you ll know what I mean when I describe this book This twenty four hour glimpse at war is not just. For glory just like his brother and cousinSo when Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll calling men to fight he runs to join them He doesn't rea. April 3 1778 is a day that 13 year old Jonathan will never forget as much as
may try Against parents instructions Jonathan takes off for the battlefieldHe May Try Against
AFTER HEARING THE TAVERN BELL TOLLhearing the tavern bell toll s sure he is ready for fighting the British after all he can handle a gun But when they meet Hessians upon the road and the day turns bloody his perception of glory is not what he thought Captured fearful and in pain Jonathan has no choice but to rely on these strangers for mercyyet when they happen upon a deserted farm house his anger surfaces He s sure these Hessians killed the mother and father a while ago and left a young boy alone in the barn But as time goes on he begins to doubt his first assumption The Hessians actions do not mimic the atrocity Jonathan scapes with the young boy and meets up with his troop and the vents that led up to the killing become crystal clear Those Jonathan was once fearful of are not the same now He struggles with loyalties compassion and choices Told in one 24 hour day this story surrounding vents that happen during The American Revolution are brutally realistic and bloody A glimpse into battle conditions on The Fighting Ground are not sugar coated and the reality of hundreds of lives lost is staggering Used for Hiawatha Book Talk December 2010 A boy fights with out permission He learns that its not as cool as he thought It was so scary to him he ran away from his first battle and gets lost He finds some strange soldiers They speak another language The boys name is Jonathan They all go to a house that has been abandoned There is a cow tied to a fence He is confused about where these soldiers are from He is also a little scared When reading this I might have been as scared as Jonathan was That is what makes this a realistic book Because it makes you feel like you are there during this historical New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood event I realy like this book The greatest strength of The Fighting Ground as I see it is in the realistic way that a twenty four hour period of combat in the times of the American Revolution is portrayed Instead of chapters the book is divided into segments of minutes on a clock as thirteen year old Jonathan finds himself overmatched and in over his head as part of a small regiment of vigilante American soldiers with a commander who will stop at nothing to gain victory for their side Though his father has been crippled fighting in the Revolutionary War Jonathan desperately wants to join the fighting himself as the book opens What could be better than playing the role of hero in defense of one s own people and nation battling to rebuff the dreadednemy that seeks to tear down one s homeland Gardening at home in a still peaceful part of the country Jonathan longs to join the action and do some real good for his country While standing and listening one day to a military man near the local tavern calling for a few good men to help him on a vital mission Jonathan is surprised when ven he at his young age is asked to partake of the operation Eager to get in on the war however he can he accepts the role offered to hi. April 3 1778 He may be just thirteen but Jonathan knows he's ready to go to the war against the British He can handle a gun He yearns to battle. Profoundly and intensely moving to the character but to the reader as well It s sobering confusing horrible raw and gritty Simply put it s the stark realities of war stripped of its glory scenesWhen Jonathan decides to go against his father s wishes and run off to war he has glorious xpectations of what battle and his xaggerated character will procure It doesn t take long for him to realize how ignorant he is and how much he just wants to be a little kid at home againBecause of the intensity of this book and the themes it conveys I would recommend it for a maturer audience than the book itself recommends It would make for a xcellent family read aloud you d be able to omit the language and have some truly deep and meaningful discussionsAges 12Cleanliness over fifteen times the word dmn is used God s name is used in vain a number of times throughout the book It mentions someone peeing their pants A boy sees two dead bodies that of a man and woman and while he buries them it provides some detail of their decay Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of ЯED everything in the book so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs whichnable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website Jonathan suddenly realized that he had never seen an nemy soldier before He had seen Tories but hateful as they were they were only Americans What he was seeing right before him were real nemies foreign ones the most awful ones the cruel German speaking kindDown the road the Hess Great book I definitely have given it 5 stars if it wasn t so
Slow At Beginning Alsoat the beginning Also have to say thank you to my teacher for making me read this book because I definitely wouldn t have if she didn t and I wouldn t have had the great The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs experience of reading it the book is basically about this kid named jonathan he is only 14 and wants to join the revolutionairy war so what he does is he runs away from home and he goes and joins later after he gets auainted he feels so proud that he has joined and when the town bell soundsverybody scrambles and now he has to join the was for real this time and when he does he sees things he has never seen before and he is suddenly stuck in the most frightining position Moreno ever he thinks he is surrounded but it tourns out to be some bodylse this book connects to me i have to make big choices all the time i have to choose what middle school i want to go to i have to choose tio do good in school and do well i have to choose what to say and what not to just like jonathan he had to choose to leave his family to do what he thinks is right and to him he thinks he made the right choice i gave this book 2 stars because i thought that it was an alright book but i thought that it could have been suspenceful and i thought that it could have had action and it could have xplained what was happening i would reccomend this book to people who like reading books about history and to the people who like reading books about war. Lize that in just twenty four hours his life will be forever altered by the war by his fellow soldiers and by the terrible choices he must make. .