Annie, Between the States by L.M. Elliott

Annie, Between the States

Annie Sinclair's Virginia home is in the battle path of the Civil War. Her brothers, Laurence and Jamie, fight to defend the South, while Annie and her mother tend to wounded soldiers. When she develops a romantic connection with a Union Army lieutenant, Annie's view of the war broadens. Then an accusation calls her loyalty into question. A nation and a heart divided force Annie to choose her own course.


Details Annie, Between the States

TitleAnnie, Between the States
Author
Release DateMar 31st, 2009
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Military History, Civil War, Romance, Fiction, War, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult Historical Fiction, American History, American Civil War
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Reviews Annie, Between the States

  • Panda Incognito
    1970-01-01
    This is one of the finest, most well-written, least-objectionable YA books I have ever read. My enjoyment level was only three stars, since the book was rather depressing, but it was good literature and told the story with careful attention to historical detail. This really brought the Civil War period to life for me, and even though I have read nonfiction books about the war, this story made the characters and circumstances far more memorable th...
  • Sara E
    1970-01-01
    With war come many casualties. Whether they are actual deaths, or just an end in some way, the casualties are unavoidable. This is proven to Annie Sinclair, a half-Irish Virginian girl during the Civil War. The theme of this book, along with the characters and setting make for a fascinating read. L.M. Elliot’s Annie between States draws the reader into a Civil War world unknown to many. First of all, the theme of this book really gives the read...
  • Lydia
    1970-01-01
    I liked this book, but I kept wishing for more. The history lover in me wanted more details of battles, and the romantic in me wanted more focus on the love story. I feel like this could have been done best if the books had had a narrower time frame. As is, the book covers almost the whole Civil War, 4 years, in 450 pages. I felt that kept jumping, leaving bigger gaps in time than I wanted it to have. What I did love the book was it's focus on as...
  • Tiff
    1970-01-01
    Very good! Wish there was more books like this!!
  • Kim
    1970-01-01
    I love history, but often get intimidated by it because I have a hard time remembering dates etc. I guess that is why I enjoy books where I can tell the author did their research and I know the information I am getting is accurate. Annie, Between the States is one of those books. I really felt like I was back in the Civil War. The great thing about this book is that it explains both viewpoints of the war - - North and South. I really feel like I ...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Annie, Between the States is an excellent book, and one that I would recommend to anyone from history buffs to even younger readers! Although it is Scholastic, I would be cautious allowing younger children to read this book, as L. M. Elliot does not hold back on any gruesome details. It is very historically correct, and an overall great read.
  • Melyssa
    1970-01-01
    Oooh! I really liked this one. Annie is a caring and believable heroine and you genuinely feel for her. Having witnessed her first battle at Manassas at only 15, Annie is childish and overwhelmed... Throughout the book (and throughout her blunders) and the following war experiences, I could see Annie grow up. I am a romantic at heart, so... my favorite was just the romaticism of the time period. Big petticoats, woman with ivory and lace fans, you...
  • Madison H.
    1970-01-01
    This was a wonderful book! I felt the characters were very beautiuflly protrayed and Annie's journey in becoming an adult was written very well. You could read the change in her, she really did feel like a different person.It was very sad at times but since its about the Civil War that is to be expected. You really felt though the grief and pain of those times. Families being ripped apart, the major lose of life, the prejudces all of it was thoug...
  • Kendra
    1970-01-01
    This book is one of my favorites! It is in the Civil War time period and what happens to her and her family (along with her love story) :) She as to decide where her loyalties lie and what she is going to do.
  • Patti
    1970-01-01
    There is so much information about the Civil War that we just don't ever learn unless we make it a point to study the war. This book is full of intriguing tidbits of history, skillfully woven into a story. Historical figures are intertwined with fictional ones, making the history come alive.
  • Kelli
    1970-01-01
    This book was sooo amazing!!! I loved every minute of it, and I couldn't put it down!
  • Anne-Marie
    1970-01-01
    Trois étoiles et demie! Bon, je pense que si je mets un peu moins d'étoiles, c'est surtout parce qu'il m'avait été décrit (dans un blogue quelconque) comme un YA avec histoire d'amour... alors que c'était honnêtement beaucoup plus un roman historique. L'histoire d'amour est TRÈS secondaire (il n'y a même pas de premier baiser ou rien, direct un mariage qui semble arriver quand même un peu de nulle part). Le problème c'est que la pério...
  • Audrey
    1970-01-01
    For some reason it took me a while to read this, but I did enjoy it quite a bit. A little over halfway through I got much more into it. I probably learned more about the Civil War from reading this than any book I've ever read. Many books are set around one battle or part of the war, but this one does an excellent job really giving the scope of nearly the whole war (although it does focus on the conflicts in or near Virginia). The writing style i...
  • Bekah
    1970-01-01
    I did not even finish this book. My conscience would not allow it. While the story was intriguing, God’s name was misused several times. I just don’t understand how reverent prayer being mentioned and then God’s name being misused can be in the same paragraph. This book was a disappointment. :/ I do not recommend it.
  • Haley1
    1970-01-01
    Annie, Between the States Review My book for English was Annie, Between the States. It is written by L. M. Elliott. The genre of this book is historical fiction. This book takes place during the Civil War and the story starts on July 21, 1861. Inside the book, you won’t just find a love story, but also loss, betrayal, and drama. Ann Sinclair and her family were a Confederate family. They lived in Virginia. Annie’s life was filled with adventu...
  • Ally
    1970-01-01
    Annie, Between the States is actually a great name for this book. Annie, who is a Virginian, lives between the war-torn country. But, like what the author suggest, the title has more than one meaning. Each person will see a different meaning. What I just said a few sentence ago is one of the many ways I see the title. Anyway, the book itself is quite long. I recommend that you clear up your schedule if you are a slow reader. I manage to finish th...
  • Langgw
    1970-01-01
    For my christmas break i was assigned to read a book for my english class and i decided to read Annie, Between the States by Laura Malone Elliott. I choose to read this book because it was recommended to me and i gave it a glance and saw that it was about the Civil War which i really enjoy reading about so therefore i decided to read it. I believe that the main reason why i think i enjoyed this book was because the other decided to right the book...
  • M.E.
    1970-01-01
    For my full review, please visit my blog: decemberjoy.wordpress.comAnnie, Between the States is about a young Virginian girl whose world is interrupted and turned upside down by the war raging between the states. All the normality of her life vanishes when fighting soldiers invade her family’s home. Due to the brutality of the injuries, she finds herself aiding the wounded. At first she is appalled at what she sees, but as she tends to the inju...
  • Jori Richardson
    1970-01-01
    In Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Annie Sinclair's life changes as the Civil War overtakes her home. Loyal to her beloved state, Annie never doubts her Confederate loyalties until she begins to fall in love with a young Union lieutenant.I don't make any effort to hide the fact that I absolutely loathe the Civil War. Maybe it's because I spent most of my childhood and teenage years in Richmond, Virginia, where discussion of the Civil War was akin t...
  • Libby Ames
    1970-01-01
    This really is excellent historical fiction and deserves 4 stars for the depth of history. However, I felt the story was a little slow, especially at first, for young adult readers who appreciate faster paced reading.Annie Sinclair has enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous life on her family’s estate in Virginia, but when the Civil War begins her home is caught in the line of battle. Her oldest brother Laurence joins the Confederate soldiers and he...
  • Tessa
    1970-01-01
    With a high three I really liked this book. I've never heard the Civil War told from a Southerner's position. This book showed that the North was not comprised purely of noble abolitionists or the South of cruel slaveowners. The war wasn't even about slavery. There were honorable and cruel men on both sides of the battlefield. This story told of a family living near the border between North and South and who are consequently caught in the line of...
  • Elizabeth O.
    1970-01-01
    Content Warning:Gruesome deathsImplied sexual harassmentBattle scenesSummary:Everything was fine for Annie before the war, and then those stubborn Yanks had to go and drag her beloved Virginia and the rest of the South into a war. Annie describes the events she faces while defending her home and family during a controversial time in the United States. While her family faces death and destruction, she finds herself caught in questioning whether it...
  • Shelly
    1970-01-01
    This book had a lot going against it (as far as my preferences are concerned), so this may not be a fair review. I don't love historical fiction. I have a great appreciate for concise literature. I don't love to read young adult stuff. And I hate war. So four knocks against it before I even started reading. But the book club selects, and therefore I read.For historical young adult fiction in the 400+ page range, this is okay. I'd have probably li...
  • Abbie
    1970-01-01
    I think I've found my favorite novel I've had to read for school. I'm usually pretty skeptical when I get books for school because they end up being bad or stereotypical but this one went on so many different turns I loved it! Annie Sinclair was a wonderful, brave, and charismatic teenage girl thrust into the Civil War without a choice and decides to save as many lives as possible. Even Yankee ones. She's brave but is allowed to break and be sens...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    So I was in a Civil War mood after school, and decided to read this book. I loved it back when I read it in 6th grade, and I love it now as well. Annie is such a great character. Usually history classes make it seem like the South were the bad guys. But this book, (and a debate we did in class), opened my eyes to the South's side of the story. They were only protecting their interests and way of life. Annie made me sympathetic to the South's caus...
  • Bookworm
    1970-01-01
    Oooh, three or four stars?? Okay, we'll do four because the book was mostly amazing-the only thing I didn't like about this book was the younger brother. I couldn't stand James; Laurence should have pummeled him without mercy, because he was a brat. And *spoiler* he ends up a terribly sad and twisted character in the end, which added bitter to the otherwise sweet ending. But moving on... I LOVED this story! Annie was so easy to relate to-and she...
  • Debbie
    1970-01-01
    The main character is a teenage girl living in Northern Virgina during the Civil War. The first thing I liked about this book was that she kept mentioning places I read/hear about every day, even though I'm in Maryland: Manassas, Falls Church, Alexandria, Warrenton, etc. I don't know why I get such enjoyment from coming across places I know in books. Maybe I feel like it makes a connection between the author and me.This is a coming-of-age story o...
  • Laura LeAnn
    1970-01-01
    An excellent historical fiction novel focusing on the story of one young woman coming of age during the Civil War in Virginia. While the novel leaves a bit to be desired regarding the details of battle, this was not the focus of the story and so I could get over that issue with it. As more of a social historian anyway, focusing on the story of Annie and how she and her family deal with the issues raised by the war was more interesting to me than ...
  • Amelia
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book! You could say I am a feminist, but I can't stand it when authors try to put a modern twist on history by making their characters too feminist; the story always ends up being too sappy and unrealistic. However, Ms. Elliot created our heroine, Annie, a tomboy at heart, but didn't over exploit this trait. The "tomboy" trait really was only that Annie had the natural Virginian instinct: The love of horse riding.Ms. Elliot also accu...
  • Cassy
    1970-01-01
    Annie, Between the States is a riveting tale of a young Southern girl who lives through the pain and horrors of the Civil War. Raised with her two brothers by a gentle, lady-like mother, Annie grows up amid the adventure and intrigue surrounding General Jeb Stuart, a flashy confederate general, and Mosby, a guerrilla fighter. Caught up in a crush on Jeb, Annie doesn't expect or welcome the attentions of Thomas Walker, an intelligent but infuriati...