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Queen of Hearts Read & Download × 4 Ø Coming of age in a hospital bed—a deeply affecting portrait of a teen's journey through a TB sanatorium in the 1940sOn the prairies of Canada during World War II a girl and her two young siblings begin a war of their own Stricken with tuberculosis they are admitted to a nearby sanatorium Teenager Marie ClaIs they are admitted to a nearby sanatorium Teenager Marie Claire is headstrong angry and full of stubborn pride In a new strange land of TB exiles she must chase the cure seek privacy where there is none and witness the slow wasting decline of. Surely movie previews are one of the most heinous inventions ever Book reviews in a newspaper magazine or online are better because they appear in print; and one has control over print I can read the first bit and the last bit to get a sense of what the reviewer thinks about it But I like to experience the film or book as it was constructed by the maker not have bits presented that someone else selects for meI mention previews because I just finished reading Martha Brooks’ ueen of Hearts and had completed reading R J Palacio’s Wonder as my immediately previous children’sYA literature novel Of course you have to be brain deadreclusive not to know beforehand what topic you’re in for with Wonder but I had no clue prior to Marie Claire’s being hospitalized in ueen of Hearts that this would be another kid with megaproblem book so imagine my surprise as I realized I was reading two such books back to back And the I read of oH the I was struck by the differences in which the two approached their characters’ situationsWhen I finished Wonder I was asked what I thought of it Okay; pretty good; topic was certainly interestingcan’t find it anywhere else in children’s literature Now how many Goodreads stars should I give it Settled on 4 I was informed since I was unaware that it was getting rave reviews all over the place Hmm Maybe I missed something Even got a Goodreads comment asking “You didn’t find it successful Do tell”Now that I have finished oH—and have talked to the brain trust in the family who really knows children’s literature and just finished Wonder herself—I think I understand clearly why Wonder didn’t much grab me Too much messaging that ended up making it come across as too didactic for my taste I had a very different experience with oH A protagonist who is conflicted—and doesn’t always do the right thing and isn’t always kind or thinking of others A not neatly tied up ending which someone on Goodreads suggested is an excuse for a seuel—but I think not and hope not That’s not to say that oH is a great novel But in the end I found it satisfying than Wonder and had to ponder why given the praise for Wonder Guess I better reconsider the latter as 3 stars

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Coming of age in a hospital bed a deeply affecting portrait of a teen's journey through a TB sanatorium in the 1940sOn the prairies of Canada during World War II a girl and her two young siblings begin a war of their own Stricken with tuberculos. grades 7 10 Clean Recommmendable to those who don't need much action and have an interest in historic fiction and TB sanitoriums Nice maturation of character from selfish to caring A little romance and some sass thrown in for good measure

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Queen of HeartsOthers But in this moving novel about fighting a way back to normal life it is the thing that sets back Marie Claire the most the demise of her little brother that also connects her with the person who will be instrumental in helping her recover. I received this book from Good Reads First Reads thank youAlthough I believe this coming of age story about a young girl confined to a tb sanitarium is written as a YA novel it would certainly appeal to adults as well Marie Claire and her two siblings all test positive for tb after prolonged exposure to her infected uncle and in the early World War II years that meant confinement in an institution Treatment ranged from keeping the patients outside on the balcony overnite even in cold weather to purposefully collapsing a lung to rest it in hopes of recovery Her roomate pulls her through the worst of her experiences but must eventually be left behind as Marie Claire begins to recover A story of loss teenage angst and the meaning of friendship told from a very interesting perspective