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  1. Eva Mitnick Eva Mitnick says:

    This tale of two 7th grade Kentucky girls is a bit like the city mouse and the country mouse The country mouse Ivy June comes from one of the poorest parts of Kentucky mountainous Thunder Creek The city mouse Catherine lives in a big home in Lexington In an exchange program Ivy June stays for two weeks at Catherine’s house and then Catherine stays with Ivy June for two weeks The idea is not just to see how the other half lives but to puncture stereotypes on both sides and to gain new appreciation and knowledge about other ways of life This does happen – both Ivy June and Catherine are at first taken aback but then learn to see all the important things beneath the surface differences Despite a few misunderstandings they even become friendsBoth girls are kind thoughtful and intelligent making them fine ambassadors for their respective regions and ensuring that the reader doesn’t have to endure any contrived culture shock crisis There are some uncomfortable moments for both girls but they weather them with maturity Things go relatively smoothly and yet the experiences and thoughts of the two girls expressed in journal entries that each girl is reuired to write are compelling and extremely believable This being mostly Ivy June’s story readers really get to know this practical and thoughtful girl and to feel completely comfortable in her world – outhouses no phones and all Catherine’s lifestyle although probably bearing resemblance to that of many readers begins to feel like the exotic oneIt’s almost unnecessary then that drama is injected into the story in the form of two disasters one happening in Catherine’s family and the other in Ivy June’s It won’t be a spoiler to reveal that Ivy June’s beloved grandfather gets trapped in a mine as readers will have been expecting it since the beginning of the novel – but I won’t give away the ending The tension does draw the girls closer together and allows Catherine in particular to gain insight into the close knit fabric of Ivy June’s community – but this would have been a fine friendship story even without the nail biting climax which did bring me to tears – and that’s not giving anything away I promiseThis is a thoughtful and well written exploration of family friendship and one’s place in the world For grades 4 to 7

  2. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Almost a great book Maybe I'm jaded and I wanted a little depth from Catharine Maybe I'm naive and I have a hard time believing that ppl still don't have phones and use outhouses My grandma got indoor plumbing in rural WI in the 1980s But yeah respect to our coal miners that give us the power to run our PCs and our smart homes and our electric carsAn author's note to explain better about Naylor's research into life in the hills would be very helpful

  3. Michelle Michelle says:

    As a children's and Teens' Librarian I'm often asked for clean teen books It's usually by parents funny that of 12 14 year old girls whose parents don't think they are ready emotionally for some of the content of teenage books I'm not in total agreement with their values but I do try and read books that will fit into this category as good customer service And I would be happy to recommend this not just because there's no sex or swearing but because it's a good read It's insightful into different lives looks at perennial tweenteen concerns such as friendship and families and the beginnings of teenage years and crushes on boys It's not too light and not heavy satisfyingIvy June and Catherine are both in Seventh grade 13 years old? and are the first to do an exchange between their two schools While both live in the same American state their lives are very different Ivy June's family is rural working class proud but poor and not well educated or wanting that necessarily Catherine's family live in the City of Lexington are well off with Catherine attending the same private school her mother did Both girls find their two week stay at each other's homes and school an eye opener Both deal with friendship issues as a result of the exchange and both face tragedy that they help each other through

  4. Candychaser21 Candychaser21 says:

    I love this author I have read the entire Alice Mckinley series and some of her boys vs girls series though that came out when I was in my 20s so I did not follow it She often writes about things that have happened to her or her family members in her stories This is a nice story about how people can be friends no matter how much money they have or where they come from

  5. Karis Karis says:

    The complexity of just what people envy in each other’s lives is masterfully shown in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s fiction novel Faith Hope and Ivy June Two Kentucky girls Ivy June of the small mountain town of Thunder Creek and Catherine of Lexington are participating in an exchange student program They each will take a turn to live at the other’s house for two weeks to learn about the way the other lives and see if it matches up to their expectations Throughout the weeks they are to write in their journals about their experiences to compare how they line up with the stereotypes they have in their minds Both girls come to learn that it is not things that they envy most about the other but rather intangible things and also learn that everyone expresses love in their own way Despite the extreme differences in wealth between the two girls both find that what they desire most about the other’s life is not material things When Ivy June returns from her stay with Catherine’s affluent family she thinks about the opera house she visited how nice fancy clothes would be or even having the simple luxuries of running water and being driven to school instead of walking; but at the end of her musings ”those were the small things She would love a daddy like Catherine’s who asked about her day inspected her homework A family who encouraged her to broaden herself and told her how well she was doing when she tried something new” 141 142 Catherine likewise wrote in her journal during her stay with Ivy June who lived with her grandparents because her own family’s home was too crowded for her “I wish I had grandparents I loved that much” 163 When calamity strikes Thunder Creek and Catherine sees how the community sacrificially gives and gathers around the affected family she knows she cannot say the same of her own people and writes wistfully that she wonders if Ivy June knows how lucky she has it As both girls record their experiences in their journals they find that what they long for most of each other’s worlds is not the material but rather the intangible uniue blessings given only by God Eually important as a lesson Naylor points out that love looks diverse coming from different people When Ivy June is homesick she calls the lonesomeness she has for her mother and father different than that for her grandparents of a longing for the relationship she wishes she had with them but she’s wise enough to see that her parents do love her in their own way She writes in her journal “I figure we all speaking of her family love each other down underneath where you can’t hardly see it” 37 Catherine experiences the same strained relationship with her worldly minded Grandmother Rosemary Naylor shows to the reader through the girls’ experiences that just listening and learning their loved one’s stories goes a long way to bridging the gap and being the one willing to take the first step forward to a deeper relationship While the love of Catherine’s parents’ and Ivy June’s grandparents was very easy to see eually existent was the love of Catherine’s grandparents and Ivy June’s mom and dad; love is shown in different ways Faith Hope and Ivy June is a book this generation will appreciate for its life lessons that show possessions are not what people are most jealous of nor is love a simple passion that always looks the same in people With local color realistic portrayal of life and a beautiful setting Naylor will continue to capture readers of future years with this novel

  6. Sandra Stiles Sandra Stiles says:

    Well Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has done it again She writes stories that pull you right in and make you feel as if you are one of the characters One of the first things I liked about this book was the teacher She had the students brainstorming ideas about the unknown This is the story of two girls from two totally different backgrounds They will each spend two weeks in each other’s home Ivy June comes from the poor coal mining section of Kentucky while Catherine comes from a wealthier area The teachers wanted Ivy June and Catherine to write down any preconceived ideas they had about the other person’s lifestyle There were so many connections to make with this book My father in law grew up in the hills of Tennessee and I had spent some time in my childhood living in Lexington Kentucky I personally love the mountains Another connection I made with this book was the ideas they and their friends had about each other In eighth grade one of my best friends was a girl people talked about because they lived in a very run down house The love and friendship in her home was not much different than those friends we shared who had lots of money In the story both girls learn that prejudice can raise it ugly head in all forms When tough times came they both relied on their friendship to get them through They both came away learning something about each other’s world and realizing that change can only happen if we open our eyes to the possibilities without judging first I absolutely loved this book I cried when each of them faced their own challenge I laughed when they described taking a bath in the big round tub one after the other Yes I could relate to a lot of this It is definitely a book for my shelves

  7. Brandy Brandy says:

    I picked this book up at the Scholastic book warehouse as payment for volunteering It is always nice going into a book with no expectations No hype no rave reviews no battles just me sitting and reading a book AhhhhhI really enjoyed this sweet little story Ivy June Mosley lives in Thunder Creek KY A very small mining town that hasn't uite caught up to modern day luxuries Mostly because the people living there can't afford them Catherine Combs lives in Lexington KY and enjoys a normal life in modern day These girls are chosen to participate in an exchange program What follows is an interesting exploration of two different worlds but how people who live so differently aren't that different after allAt first I was struggling to know what time period this was set in because Ivy June doesn't have a telephone or an indoor bathroom After reading about Catherine's house I knew it was modern time because she has a cell phoneIt is hard to believe that there are still people without indoor plumbing but the author helped to make it believable and I am sure that those places are still aroundI liked that the author explored uestions like how do you know you want something if you have never had it and I also really liked that the girls were able to be mature and not be judgmental of each other even though all those around them wereAll in all this was a great story and I think I will try to get my kids to read it if only to help them see others for who they are and not what they have

  8. Becky Becky says:

    Living outside Lexington but having not had much encounter with the Appalachian mountain area of my state I was fascinated in this contrast and comparison of Ivy June and Catherine I thought the voices of both characters were realistic for that age girl and loved the honest journal aspect of the text I love the theme of understanding acceptance and that we are all similar than we are different Would that there be many ambassador programs like this among people living in different geographic areas and in different culturalethnic situations My current students in Frankfort KY are a marvelous combination of Ivy Junes and Catherines This book should open the minds of both I love this as a Mother Daughter Book Club Book

  9. Stephanie A. Stephanie A. says:

    This book made me smile from the very first page and I never stopped wanting to hug it tight Everything in this book is so lovely and descriptive from the way Catherine's typical upper? middle class home is seen but not vilified through Ivy June's eyes to the way the author describes a below the poverty line way of rural life it's hard to imagine still exists I felt like I was right there with everything The emphasis on family and community bonds was by far the most touching part of the latter though

  10. Mrs. Tongate Mrs. Tongate says:

    Sweet sweet sweet middle school read about two twelve year old girls who participate in a student exchange program in Kentucky Catherine lives in Lexington and Ivy June lives in the mountains with her coal mining grandfather Family stereotypes love friendship and just sweet

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Faith Hope and Ivy June ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Faith Hope and Ivy June ❤ Author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor – When push comes to shove two Kentucky girls find strength in each otherIvy June Mosely and Catherine Combs two girls from different parts of Kentucky are participating in the first seventh grade stude When push comes to shove two Kentucky girls and Ivy MOBI î find strength in each otherIvy June Mosely and Catherine Combs two girls from different parts of Kentucky are participating in the first seventh grade student exchange program between their schools Faith Hope MOBI :Ê The girls will stay at each other’s homes attend school together and record their experience in their journals Catherine and her family have a beautiful home with plenty of space Since Ivy June’s house is crowded she lives with Hope and Ivy Kindle Ñ her grandparents Her Pappaw works in the coal mines supporting four generations of kinfolk Ivy June can’t wait until he leaves that mine forever and retires As the girls get closer they discover they’re alike than different especially when they face the terror of not knowing what’s happening to those they love most From the Hardcover edition.