Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In the year , fifteen year-old Emily Grace Em discovers a secret hiding place under a wooden plank in the attic of an old house in Petersburg. It conceals a year-old-diary belonging to Sarah Chamberlain, the previous owner of the house. Sh In the year , fifteen year-old Emily Grace Em discovers a secret hiding place under a wooden plank in the attic of an old house in Petersburg.
She slips the diary into the pocket of her capris. Each day her faith slips further and further away as she blames God for the many trials and tribulations she has had to endure.
Em slips the diary back in her pocket planning to return it to the attic before helping her mother clean the old house in Petersburg. Regaining consciousness, Em is dumbfounded; the kitchen has been replaced by a nineteenth century parlor. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Emily Grace 1. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Would you tell your mother and give it up or would you keep it and read it? Emily Grace called Em did what I would do: She kept it to read. Norkus mixes Civil War history, time travel, slavery, and a modern girl all together in a story that I found fascinating. The author makes Em a young woman who has begun to fall away from God and her church. None of her prayers get answered. Em is fifteen and I remember what puberty was like; I cried all the time. Em carries a lot of anger. Apparently God does listen.
Going back years means things are quite different there. She finds Sarah and they take her in but she has no real plan to save Robert. The author works with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, so her information about the times and practices of the era are accurate. And, any change you make in history would affect the future, but the only thing that really changed in the future was the diary and a sign. I had a difficult time believing nothing else was affected. Overall, this is a very nice read and young women readers should find it fascinating.
It also might lead them to read more about the Civil War era. The Christianity is lightly stated and not overwhelming. Why not give it a try and see what you think? This book is amazing! I can't recomend it enough. While it may initially look like not much, this book and the story it holds is a precious treasure.
I highly suggest you read it. Apr 21, Robin rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult , time-travel. She meets the people in the old diary she discovered in an attic.
Very good. Oct 22, Heather rated it really liked it. When I read the blurb, I knew this was a book I wanted to read and review. I thought it'd be a YA young adult book since the main character is 15, but it read more like a MG middle grade book.
Because it reminded me more of a MG read, I will be reviewing it as such. However, this was still a great read! The title didn't catch my attention, but I think to a middle grade student, the title would be ver This review can be found on my blog The Mis Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl. The title didn't catch my attention, but I think to a middle grade student, the title would be very catchy. The cover is alright. It's nothing special, but I do feel it would appeal to a younger age group.
The world building was fantastic! Sarah Norkus does an awesome job at making the world building very believable. I'm no history buff, but Miss Norkus brings the Civil War era come alive. I enjoyed reading about life during the Civil War. It's obvious that Miss Norkus has done some research on this time period. The pacing was slow at the very beginning. I really wanted to like this book, so I hung in there, and I was greatly rewarded. The pacing picks up when Em gets transported to Sarah Chamberlain's time, and after that, I was hooked on this book!
I loved the plot! Em finds a diary belonging to Sarah Chamberlain in an old house. When Em starts blaming God for everything, she is transported to the Civil War era. However, she ends up losing her memory and can't remember where she came from or anything from her modern life. Being Christian, I loved how the plot of this book had Christian themes.
I thought the characters were written fairly well. Em is supposed to be 15 years old, but I felt she acted and spoke like she was around 12 years old. I had to constantly remind myself that she was a 15 year old girl. Eventually, I just stopped reminding myself of her age and just thought of her as being Em is a very likable girl even if she does act young.
Sarah Chamberlain and Abby were both likable characters as well. The views and opinions expressed on this site are those of the post authors or reviewers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the owners of this website. Email Address. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
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The Secret Diary of Sarah Chamberlain book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the year , fifteen year-old Emily Grac. In the year , fifteen year-old Emily Grace (Em) discovers a secret hiding place under a wooden plank in the attic of an old house in Petersburg. It conceals a.
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