Death Coming Up the Hill

Death Coming Up the Hill

Death Coming Up the Hill It s and war is not foreign to seventeen year old Ashe His dogmatic racist father married his passionate peace activist mother when she became pregnant with him and ever since the couple like

  • Title: Death Coming Up the Hill
  • Author: Chris Crowe
  • ISBN: 9780544302150
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen year old Ashe His dogmatic, racist father married his passionate peace activist mother when she became pregnant with him, and ever since, the couple like the situation in Vietnam has been engaged in a senseless war that could have been prevented.With the help of his high school history teacher, who dares to teach the politicaIt s 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen year old Ashe His dogmatic, racist father married his passionate peace activist mother when she became pregnant with him, and ever since, the couple like the situation in Vietnam has been engaged in a senseless war that could have been prevented.With the help of his high school history teacher, who dares to teach the political realities of the war, and a beautiful new student whose brother is missing in action, Ashe grows to better understand the situation in Vietnam, his family, and the wider world around him But when a new crisis hits his parents marriage, Ashe finds himself with no options before him but to enter the fray.Death Coming Up the Hill is a moving and illuminating narrative in haiku form, each passage introduced with a chilling statistic chalked on the blackboard by Ashe s teacher the number of soldiers killed that week Here is an innovative and deceptively simple telling of the momentous events of 1968 as seen through the eyes of a perceptive seventeen year old American male.

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    نمیدونم چی شد که انقدر طول کشید تا این کتاب رو بخونم ولی خوشحالم که بالاخره خوندمش . در رابطه با درگیری ها، جنگ، فداکاری و عشق در زمانی که شرایط زندگی واقعا سخت بوده، هستش. اَش داگلاس 17 ساله در قلب داستانه، بیشتر اتفاقات در سال 1968 و 1969 رخ میدن. در اون سال بیش از 16هزار تلفات در جنگ [...]

    From start to finishThis book is rife with tension--Tension that breaks hearts.But also tensionThat makes the reader take heartInto life's battles.Crowe has found a wayTo blend youth and love and warInto a strong drinkThat will leave you parched--Not for words he left unsaid,But for a calm world.

    Well done!I am so grateful I was sent a copy of this book for review. I never would have picked this up on my own. The cover and title didn't grab me so typically I wouldn't even have read the summary on this one. And even if I had read the summary I'm not a fan of war or history or politics and don't enjoy reading poetry so odds are I would have left this book on the shelf. Death Coming Up the Hill is written in verse. The entire book is written in Haiku form. It's a 200 page long book that I r [...]

    This is one of the most profound, moving books I have read this year. And it is brilliantly written entirely in haiku, with the same number of syllables as Americans who died in the Vietnam War in 1968. Think The Things We Carried, told from the perspective of those at home. In addition to the Vietnam War, it explores another major issue of the time period: race relations. And it's told with the story of a teenager's family life, a family divided and falling apart, which provides a beautiful yet [...]

    DEATH COMING UP THE HILL by Chris Crowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2014, 208p ISBN: 978-0-544-30215-0“But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”-- Walter Cronkite, February 27, 1968“Shout it from the mountain and out to the seaNo two ways about it, people have to be free”-- The Rascals (1968)“How [...]

    This was a re-read for me. I was afraid to post my review the first time through because this book was a Whitney Finalist, and I was reading the YA category to judge.I'm not wholly sure how to describe this book, but seeing the 1960's through this lens was fascinating, and watching blow after blow come to the US, and blow after blow to his family, painted such a vivid picture of the era.The end destroyed me a little, but I understood it, and I love it when a book can have me frustrated with circ [...]

    Was literally stolen off my bookshelf by a reluctant reader who just so happened to be a teenage boy.

    The way this is written, in haikus, is so powerful. The characters are so dynamic and inspiring and the plot itself was just great. This book taught me so much about the circumstances of the war, something of which I have very little knowledge. I think everyone should read this, it's moving and fascinating and everything I like in a book.

    Seventeen-year-old Ashe Douglas watches his family fall apart as the Vietnam War, assassinations, and racial strife tears the country apart. Emotionally powerful, gripping historical fiction, and a remarkable achievement in narrative structure. Read the Author's Note and be thoroughly impressed.

    What an amazing book! I would and have recommended it to anyone and everyone. I can not fathom the time that went into editing it. I am amazed at the ability to make it work in numbers and more importantly in context. A book for all ages and sure to be a classic! Well done

    I read this book as a requirement for my Young Adult Literature class. I was incredibly interested, especially after reading Most Dangerous. I was not disappointed in the least. The main protagonist, Ashe’s story is one that will touch the hearts of many. He is an amazing character who is thoughtful and kind but not without fault. He is terrified of being drafted to Vietnam, but his fear of going to war and of the destruction he knows he will witness makes him relatable and realistic. The love [...]

    Death Coming up the Hill- by Chris Crowe(suggested grade level: EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS)Q: “WHY SHOULD THIS BOOK BE IN MY LIBRARY?”A: For the student:There are millions of reasons why students should read this. First off, it's a quick read. Second off, it is relatable. Everyone these days has some sort of family issue going on. Third off, Ashe is great example of love and doing the right thing even if it's hard. I think students will really connect with Ashe because he is noble, but not u [...]

    I received this free from the publishers via NetGalleyRelease Date - October 7thI see Death comingup the hill, and I am not ready to meet him.Ashe has lived in a house where a war has been taking place since he was born. His father is racist and traditional, and his mother is a peace-activist who wants change. It's 1968, and the Vietnam war is taking place. Ashe is 17 years old, and he fears the draft, and he is starting to understand the world around him more when he meets a girl. His home situ [...]

    This book was AMAZING! It only has 204 pages and is written in sections of 17 syllables like a haiku. Each chapter is labeled by a week number and the number of people who died during that week during the Vietnam War. It mentions EVERYTHING!!!! It mentions how a black president would never be elected, how MIA is worse than death, how people ran from the feds for Canada, Brown vs BOE, MLK assassination, Bobby Kennedy Assassination, LBJ not running for re-election, people trying to keep Nixon out [...]

    Death Coming Up the Hill is a short read written in haiku with one syllable dedicated to every fallen soldier in the Vietnam War. Seventeen year-old Ashe lives during a time of war--not just the Vietnam War, but there's a seemingly endless war waging between his mom and dad who are nearly on the brink of divorce. The struggle Ashe faces is not just whose side he should take at home, but there's also the draft to worry about if the war in Vietnam never comes to a halt. With a mixture of love, hat [...]

    I really enjoyed reading this novel; in fact, it was so good I didn't put it down until I finished it. I loved the characters because they seemed real--Ashe coming from a broken home with a girl who comforts him, and yet has her own concerns to deal with. I know that sounds cliche, but it's really not: how often do you read about characters experiencing the anti-war movement of the 1960s while scaling it down on the family level also? To quote Chris Crutcher "Seamlessly interlacing a nation at w [...]

    So this book is about this boy named Ashe who is living during the Vietnam War and all the other problems that were going on with the government and the nation at the same time. While that is happening he is dealing with a war within his own family. He has to decide to follow his mom or dad or join the war or not. I really liked this book and thought it was great. The way this author told this story with so little writing, but having the biggest influence on me was amazing. While reading this it [...]

    First off, I was grateful by how short and sweet this book was. At a little over 100 pages and written completely in haikus, I knew I would have it done, but I didn't think I'd have it done in under an hour! The Haikus are beautiful. I am not into poetry, so I don't know a whole lot about it, but it was nice to see that they don't always have to rhyme. Ashe's life is falling apart in more ways than one. His parents are waging a battle in which he is being used as ammo for both sides and the Viet [...]

    This was book club book that I never would have heard of or read without a nudge from peer pressure. It is about a boy living in 1968 whose family life seems to parallel the Vietnam war raging across the ocean and the social upheaval of the 1960's. And here is the kicker: it is all written in Haiku. There is a lot of numerology in the book, for instance there is one syllable in the book for each soldier who died in 1968. Although this struck me as kind of gimmicky initially, the result was a spa [...]

    When I sat down to read Death Coming up the Hill, I literally could not put it down again until I finished it. What a poignant story, written so simply, yet with such power! The novel takes place in 1968 during the Vietnam War and is told from the perspective of a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents’ hostile relationship reflects the larger war.The novel is written as a series of haikus, and the number of syllables used in all of the haikus together totals the number of men killed in Vietnam [...]

    I'm very impressed by this book. It must not have been really complicated to write because it is composed of haiku poems where the total amount of syllables in the book is the same amount of American soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. It is a well-written tribute to those soldiers and a very good reminder to us about the true cost of freedom.I definitely recommend this book to everyone but especially high school or even middle school teachers. It's a book that belongs on required reading list [...]

    Another book borrowed from my YA crazy neighbor-teacher friend!I read this book in about 45 minutes the first time. The second time I read it, I took longer and really immersed myself in the story. The story is written in haiku because each haiku has 17 syllables. The number 16592 is divisible by 17. The number 16592 is the number of US soldiers that were killed in Vietnam in 1968. This book contains one syllable for each of those soldiersWow!! Imagine, writing a novel with these constraints tha [...]

    Wow. What a beautiful poetic tribute to the Vietnam war. Just wow. The book does a wonderful job of highlighting the terrors of living during the Vietnam War, as well as the terrors of living as a child with a tumultuous home life. I loved this book and recommend it to literally everyone. It’s such a quick read, there’s really no reason not to pick it up.I would absolutely use this in a classroom. Holy cow. It would be such an amazing supplement to any unit that deals with the effects of war [...]

    I can't decide what I loved the most. Of course the craftsmanship of form is obviously off the charts. Some YA novels are written in poetry form that feels like writing short lines (to quote Sharon Creech.). This form is intentional, heartbreaking, and full of "craters of meaning between the lines."I love Ashe. I love that the result of this tragic marriage is ash. I loved the complexity of a couple who love their son and despise each other.I remember 1968. I remember watching the birthday draft [...]

    LOVED THIS BOOK. There's not much more to say than this was great read. It took maybe three hours to finish because I wouldn't put it down. The way it was written fits perfectly with the story and if you understand just how difficult it is to match a certain number of syllables with a specific number and also have fluidity in your writing while writing in a very specific format, you will be blown away. The story itself was captivating and informative but not in a way that you are bored. The back [...]

    I don't think I've ever been so moved by a book so short. Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and the struggle Americans had dealing with all that was going in the late 1960s is portrayed in this beautifully written novel-in-verse through the eyes of a 17-year-old boy. The entire book is written in haiku. HAIKU!!! Every stanza!! In the beginning, I thought there was no way it would be sustainable throughout the entire book without being choppy or awkward. I was wrong. It more thank worked. I [...]

    Finishing another book by one of my favorite authors is a super way to end a long day. Today I did a book talk, and students are already lining up to read the book. I love learning history through great literature like Death Coming Up the Hill. As at teacher, there are so many thing I can do with a book like this. Thanks, Chris. Well done, my friend, well done. (P.S.--my students were fascinated by the idea behind the syllable count in this book!)

    The haiku format makes the book a quick read, but I think it deserves a slow-down read. The haiku sets up a tone and rhythm that make their way into the lives of the characters, kind of combination of objectivity and sensitivity combined. I liked how the narrator's was able to navigate both parents' lives and perspectives. Overall, a moving story about some very complex issues and interesting people.

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