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Her little sister Peggy moved against her. Peggy was snoring again. She always did when she had a cold. The fire was nearly out. The hot ash made a soft glow in the gloom of the cottage.
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Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book. The phenomenal success of this original and enthralling book is celebrated with this beautiful hardback gift edition.
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Ireland in the s is devastated by famine. When tragedy strikes their family, Eily, Michael and Peggy are left to fend for themselves. Starving and in danger of the dreaded wor.
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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Print version: Conlon-McKenna, Marita. Under the Hawthorn Tree. My point is this: Although I question the validity and what one would consider as love as I have never personally experienced such a sensation , this novel makes me want to believe in the possibility of being together with a significant other - eternally.
It is a historical fiction romance set during the Cultural Revolution in China. Before reading this book, I knew literally nothing about The Cultural Revolution and to be honest, I didn't learn much about it from the book either.
So after I had finished reading the novel, I quickly Googled the Cultural Revolution and have gleamed that basically the country w Under the Hawthorn Tree wasn't a book I had heard of until my mother and I were browsing through the book store and she decided to download this.
So after I had finished reading the novel, I quickly Googled the Cultural Revolution and have gleamed that basically the country was encouraged to have a Communist way of life because Mao Zedong or Chairman Mao as he is referred to in the novel was afraid of someone else coming in to power.
However, because the novel is from the main character's point of view and since the main character was a teenage girl living in the time period, we didn't really know why their society had very strict rules about love and education and art.
Now that the background information is out of the way, let's discuss plot. The novel is about a young girl, Jingqui, and other young students being asked to travel from their homes in the city to the countryside so that they could rewrite the textbook's for their school.
Jingqui stays with a family there for a few months and while there falls in love with a friend of the family's; Old Third.
Then Jingqui spends the rest of the book fighting her feelings and hiding her emotions from everyone. Oh and tries to make money because her family is poor.
That's about it.
Jingqui as a character was fairly weak. At the opening of the book, in , blight strikes the family potato plot, and shows the beginning of the Great Famine. Their baby sister Bridget dies of sickness and is buried under the hawthorn tree in the garden: Their father goes to find work fixing the roads, and the children and their heart broken mother struggle each day, getting barely enough food to survive.
Their poor mother ends up selling all of her belongings except for the clothes on her skin. Finally, impatient and worried, she leaves to search for her husband.
After several weeks of waiting for their parents, the three siblings come to terms with the fact that their parents have died. This is when they make their long journey to the other side of Ireland, in search of the long-lost aunts the only other family members they know of who they only knew because of their mother's stories. With no exact location or map to follow, no adult and no food, these three siblings try to find their way "home".