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This book was okay, but I don t really like Rose I like the series about her mom, Laura, a lotThe descriptions of the different places that Rose went were interesting Also, I liked Odile and her family The chapters with them were the best thing about this book. Before I read this series, I had always wondered how Rose ended up as she did, so different from her mother and in my eyes quite worldly Throughout the series, I wondered evenhow this change took place This book starts to reveal those changes and I have to admit I was very disappointed in Rose. Rose Wilder goes to live with her aunt Eliza Jane for a school year to go to a new High School in Louisiana She experiences living away from home for the first time, learning new languages, becoming a socialist and a women s rights advocate, dating, etc It s an interesting turn of the century coming of age book.This is my least favorite of the Rose books If it didn t really reflect her life, I d be a little ticked off at the author I m just a little ticked off at Rose instead To each her ow Rose Wilder goes to live with her aunt Eliza Jane for a school year to go to a new High School in Louisiana She experiences living away from home for the first time, learning new languages, becoming a socialist and a women s rights advocate, dating, etc It s an interesting turn of the century coming of age book.This is my least favorite of the Rose books If it didn t really reflect her life, I d be a little ticked off at the author I m just a little ticked off at Rose instead To each her own, I guess Socialism Really Laura must have laid an egg I will admit that as this series is going along I m liking Rose less and less She is trying to hard to be different and therefore she is losing site of who she really is In this book Rose takes off to live with her aunt in Tennessee Where she is attending a school there Of course she graduates with honors I swear for someone as smart as her she makes some dumb choices I just hope the ending to this series won t be too disappointing. This is a review that by necessity must be full of caveats If you re just looking for a continuation of the Little House books for a budding reader, they re very much in the same vein in the day to day of not quite subsistence farming and not bad at all But if you ve read Caroline Fraser s excellent Prairie Fires about the lives and mythmaking of both Laura Ingalls Wilder and daughter Rose Wilder Lane, you quickly realize this series like the original is a lot of romanticized and highly fictio This is a review that by necessity must be full of caveats If you re just looking for a continuation of the Little House books for a budding reader, they re very much in the same vein in the day to day of not quite subsistence farming and not bad at all But if you ve read Caroline Fraser s excellent Prairie Fires about the lives and mythmaking of both Laura Ingalls Wilder and daughter Rose Wilder Lane, you quickly realize this series like the original is a lot of romanticized and highly fictionalized nonsense that could at times be quite hamfisted into trying to further both women s own extreme politics and idealizing the heroic settler pioneer Worse, they re written by someone who never knew Laura at all and because of Rose s decidedly odd proclivities in adopting various young men until they no longer suited her, lucked into getting control of the entire Wilder estate and copyrights This seventh entry in the series a huge departure from its predecessors Rose has gone to stay with her aunt, Eliza Jane, best immortalized in Little Town on the Prairie, in Louisiana to get the high school education she can t get back home in the tiny town she s fast outgrowing Rose isn t a kid any, getting dragged into women s suffrage and socialist politics It gets harder to keep liking Rose Her world broadens but she seems to becomeshallow The basic story is neat but all of her thoughts and feelings are not likable. Sixteen year old Rose travels to Crowley, Louisiana to live with her Aunt E J., a widow, and attend one year of high school I m a little puzzled when and why Eliza Jane from the Little House books not just Farmer Boy, but also Little Town on the Prairie started to go by E J I m also puzzled where Almanzo s brother Perley and sister Laura came from I thought in Farmer Boy Almanzo was the youngest and he was about nine Maybe his family was simplified for the book And now that I think abou Sixteen year old Rose travels to Crowley, Louisiana to live with her Aunt E J., a widow, and attend one year of high school I m a little puzzled when and why Eliza Jane from the Little House books not just Farmer Boy, but also Little Town on the Prairie started to go by E J I m also puzzled where Almanzo s brother Perley and sister Laura came from I thought in Farmer Boy Almanzo was the youngest and he was about nine Maybe his family was simplified for the book And now that I think about it, Almanzo called Laura Bess because he already had a sister Laura.I liked reading how Rose reacted to being in a city after growing up on the farm The Little House books paint rural life as wholesome and wonderful, but Rose felt ashamed of her roots and eagerly embraced city life I wonder if the difference in attitude is because Laura always had sisters as company, because Laura wasof a homebody than Rose, or if it was just that times were changing Rose was quite the spitfire When the Principal asks her how she liked her teachers, she answers frankly, Not very well Then she decides to be valedictorian with the highest Latin grade, out of spite Then she subversively slips a socialist message into her valedictory poem by writing it in alternating Latin lines This is not to mention keeping company with Mr Skid.My favorite story is when Mr McCarthy gets their maid, Viola, kicked out of town for rejecting his advances E J starts stopping by Mr McCarthy s office and leaving him writings, for instance a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, or Bible verses Finally Mr McCarthy agrees to let Viola return I m surprised the tactic worked To quote Laura s Ma Patience will wear out a stone.I also loved the French speaking Catholic Odile Boudreaux, who works in her father s bakery and has siblings Oliver, Octave, Onesia, Ovide, Ophelia, Olivia, Opta, Odalia, Odelia, Olite, Otta, and Omea Thirteen We ve moved onto the penultimate book in the series The same introduction has been used by the author s daughter, with a couple of minor changes per book, since book 5 The last two books are considerably shorter than the earlier books at 232 and 243 pages respectively So they are easy and short reads, but I feel like they could have easily been condensed into one book This book starts with Rose travelling from Missouri to Louisiana to go to high school a distance which I worked out to be a We ve moved onto the penultimate book in the series The same introduction has been used by the author s daughter, with a couple of minor changes per book, since book 5 The last two books are considerably shorter than the earlier books at 232 and 243 pages respectively So they are easy and short reads, but I feel like they could have easily been condensed into one book This book starts with Rose travelling from Missouri to Louisiana to go to high school a distance which I worked out to be a bit over 500 miles, if I have got my geography correct, to stay with EJ Eliza Jane Such a distance to go to high school She meets her first coloured person, and also has to learn French and Latin Rather her than me She also forgets about her poor parents and poor Paul The brattiness and attitude that I felt was such a departure from the previous books has all but disappeared in this book Apart from Rose s sheer pigheadedness to learn three years of Latin in one year She also meets a new beau, who she steps out with and goes on buggy rides with Annoyingly, he is only ever referred to as Mr Skid The man did not have a first name, or at least to me, it wasn t obvious That s like calling a prospective beau these days Mr Smith or Mr Watson The mind boggles And the poor men in those days must have had a severe case of blue balls EJ is also involved in a lot of the socialism and suffrage of the early 1900s, in parts which dragged down the book s pace and ropes Rose into it as well Personally, I didn t find it fit in the book, considering how fast paced the previous book was, but I suppose it has to reflect the time period that it was set in, and this was possibly something that Rose had been involved in Although since discovering that she never married Paul in real life, I m taking everything with a pinch of salt now Overall, I think I ll be glad to see the end of this series I still haven t looked up the Charlotte or Martha books, considering how difficult I found it getting my hands on the Caroline books If you can grab these, and fancy losing yourself to a different time period for some light holiday reading, these are your books {READ E-PUB} · On the Banks of the Bayou À The seventh book in the Rose Years series, the story of the spirited daughter of the author of the beloved Little House seriesA whole new world opens up for Rose Wilder when she leaves Rocky Ridge Farm and moves to Louisiana to live with her aunt Eliza Jane Rose is sixteen now, and she thrives in a city brimming with excitement and adventure Rose even finds herself becoming an independent young woman with her own ideas, ambitions, and dreams While On the Banks of the Bayou is one of the most interesting books in the Rose Years of the Little House books, it is also one of the three in which I find myself disliking Rose the most.Rose has moved in with her aunt Eliza Jane who is a littlelikeable in this book than in Laura s in order to further her education She takes on the daunting task of mastering Latin and befriends a girl of a different culture and religion to anyone she has met before Rose sees racism and prejudice with While On the Banks of the Bayou is one of the most interesting books in the Rose Years of the Little House books, it is also one of the three in which I find myself disliking Rose the most.Rose has moved in with her aunt Eliza Jane who is a littlelikeable in this book than in Laura s in order to further her education She takes on the daunting task of mastering Latin and befriends a girl of a different culture and religion to anyone she has met before Rose sees racism and prejudice with her own eyes and it horrifies her She also gets caught up in a political whirlwind Everything is new and different and exciting But I think Rose let s it all get the best of her She becomeswillfill and disrespectful She claims to love Paul and intends to marry him, but allows an older man she barely knows to court her, going out with him everyday, letting him drive her to and from school everyday, staying out late with him, holding hands and accepting gifts I think it is irresponsible, even cruel, to flirt with someone you have no intention in pursuing a relationship with and it feels like she is only doing it because it is something that would shock her mother It s just for fun, but it feels cold hearted And if she was really interested in him, then she should not have continued leading on Paul She also writes to her parents a grand total of twice the whole time she is there, justifying it as being to busy but really she is just being selfish Then there is the fact she continues to bemoan being an outside again, but she makes no effort to make friends with the rest her class.But seeing the world at that time through the eyes of someone young and intelligent is fascinating It was a time of rapid change and strong undercurrents Seeing Eliza Jane from a different perspective is interesting too So it is a good read for fans