The movie was really good, too, by the way, but similarly traumatic. Not that Homecoming was a bad book! The author Luckily Jackaroo is almost completely different from! I suppose I should have know better, having read Homecoming which is all about rescuing yourself and taking control of your life, but I read it over 10 years ago!
I came across this book in a thrift store and bought it because I enjoyed a few other books by the author. I ended up really loving it and read it several times as a young adult.
Luann I guess so many people have this shelved as a fantasy because of the "alternate history" aspect to the story. We never really know it takes place in OUR past and no real-world names that I know of are given for places.
But there isn't any magic or sorcery. The School Library Journal calls this "an intense and elegantly written historical adventure-romance.
With that said, I absolutely loved this story set in a time with Lords, Earls, and a King who charge taxes and tithes from their villagers and land holders. Gwyn, the main character, is an innkeeper's daughter who lives in the northern part of the kingdom.
She is also a strong, independant young woman with a quick tongue who cares about other people and does her best to help even during hard times. Unfortunately for her, independant young women with a mind of their own really don't fit in with the time and community in which she lives. I loved the way the story played out and the ways that Gwyn found to stay true to herself while still attempting to fit into her world.
This is the first book I've read by Cynthia Voigt that wasn't in her Tillerman series, and I think it has now become my favorite by her - although I highly recommend the Tillerman books as well. I'm glad to see that Voigt has written more "novels of the Kingdom," and I look forward to reading them!
It's been long enough that I only slightly remember the feeling of the book, so it had the lovely experience of being new yet as comfortable as an old friend.
|book review: Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt | Chersti Nieveen||Re-released by Simon Pulse in It lay loose, and she brought it slowly forward, over onto the shelf—a boot, the brown leather worn soft, a boot so long its top was folded back into a cuff, its soles well-cobbled but worn.|
I hate being vague. I'm looking forward to getting the next book in the series.
Beth I vaguely remembering picking this off the YA shelf in the library sometime around eighth grade, but somehow my brain categorized it as "sad" a la read around the same time and I never revisited this until now. I'm glad I did, because it turns out that is a coming-of-age story.
The exciting thing about it, though, is that it's only ultimately one; for most of the novel it reads as a fantasy uniquely marked by a pervasive sense of doom.
Where poverty and desperation hem everyon I vaguely remembering picking this off the YA shelf in the library sometime around eighth grade, but somehow my brain categorized it as "sad" a la read around the same time and I never revisited this until now.
Where poverty and desperation hem everyone in. Where an early death is more a surety than its opposite and danger, in the form of neighbors and egos and weather, lurks around every corner.
The satisfactory ending is almost a relief because it's a respite, maybe a promise of better things to come.
The surprise of the details revealed - the omnipresence of a legend, the suggestion of blurred history along with the wealth of historical detail parceled out slowly, the way current events and the next meal take stronger precedence over everything else - mean the world feels rich and layered.
There's always something new to discover that will change the shape of your perception.
And the faint horror overlaying it all burnishes the details further, highlights the lack of options, and demonstrates how brave and vital Gwyn's story is.
Here's somebody headstrong who isn't rewarded for being different, but penalized for it; who hems herself in and chooses a path and finds something she didn't expect. Something that would have been obvious to me - if I'd realized I was reading a coming-of-age story.
Becky B I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I picked up this book.
Free download or read online Jackaroo pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of this novel was published in January 1st , and was written by Cynthia Voigt. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. There's little that offers hope, and many turn to the legends of Jackaroo -- the masked outlaw hero who rides at night giving aid to the helpless and coin to the destitute -- for solace. But Gwyn, the Innkeeper's daughter -- sensitive, industrious, and independent -- is too practical to believe such tales. Voigt, Cynthia. Jackaroo. New York: Scholastic, Re-released by Simon Pulse in Similar books Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, The Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce, A Curse as Dark As Gold by Elizabeth Bunce, Beauty by Robin McKinley. Gwyn’s finger went back to the leather and she pulled it toward her.
Even the reviews I read didn't seem to prepare me, maybe because it is not an easy book to review. Although the Jackaroo stories in this book definitely mimic Robin Hood tales, this is not a Robin Hood story.Gwyn decides to use Jackaroo's disguise to help those less fortunate than she.
But readers soon learn that there are several other individuals who masquerade as Jackaroo, each for his own selfish or unselfish reasons. Jackaroo will stimulate the imagination Reviews: Jan 14, · Note: This book has also been published under the name The Tale of Gwyn.
Everyone grows up with tales of Jackaroo, who rides on behalf of the people in times of greatest need, but everyone knows they're just stories As the innkeeper's daughter, Gwyn is certain of her place in the world, but being stranded. Cynthia Voigt (born February 25, ) is an American writer of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, Jackaroo, deals with such a myth—a Robin Hood-like figure who is really just an archetype whose guise is donned by various nobles and commoners through the years.
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Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt Published: Ballantine Books, Fawcett Juniper Books (), Paperback, pg Genres: Action, Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction Source: BookMooch Summary: In a distant time and far-off kingdom, life is hard.
People don’t have enough to eat, and winter is upon them.