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Ramona

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Must Read!!

I'm almost halfway through this book but I am so intrigued by it!! At first it seemed a bit slow, but once you get into the parts with Ramona and Alessandro, it gets really really good. I reccommend this book to any and all. And to the person who wrote the review under ...
I'm almost halfway through this book but I am so intrigued by it!! At first it seemed a bit slow, but once you get into the parts with Ramona and Alessandro, it gets really really good. I reccommend this book to any and all. And to the person who wrote the review under mine, you really should give the booka chance. Not all books have to be accurate to be good.

posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Romantic history at its worst

This tome is laced with false images born out of a half-baked historical notions and creates icons of A PAST THAT NEVER WAS. There never was any 'Ramona'. The biggest mistake a reader can make is to read this tripe and go to Southern California expecting to understand w...
This tome is laced with false images born out of a half-baked historical notions and creates icons of A PAST THAT NEVER WAS. There never was any 'Ramona'. The biggest mistake a reader can make is to read this tripe and go to Southern California expecting to understand what he or she sees. Based on this 1884 book, California history classes for generations have given our young citizens this utterly false version of Mission-era history as a soft, laid-back, Eden-like California where kindly Franciscan padres benevolently watched over and cared for their Indians. Much like the mythical antebellum (pre Civil-War) Southern history with its kindly masters and docile slaves, H. H. Jackson serves up a California version of this lie. Avoid this book if you seek truth. Do yourself a favor, I advise 'The Day of the Locust' by Nathaniel West, or anything by Carey McWilliams.

posted by Anonymous on February 17, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    IMO Better than any Harlequin and full of truths as well

    Helen Hunt Jackson spent her lifetime writing for the plight of the California Indians as well as the settlement of early California as we know it. While the story is probably not true, the jest of it is. The parts about Father Junipero Serra is as well as the California Missions. Most of the missions are still standing and open to be visited. I read this book in a California high school 'as a compulsory read' and it's the one book that I've reached for again and again, in just about every decade since, to enjoy all over again. You won't be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2005

    Must Read!!

    I'm almost halfway through this book but I am so intrigued by it!! At first it seemed a bit slow, but once you get into the parts with Ramona and Alessandro, it gets really really good. I reccommend this book to any and all. And to the person who wrote the review under mine, you really should give the booka chance. Not all books have to be accurate to be good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2004

    A Must Read!!!!

    This is an excellent book. It combines an amazing love story with the reality of life for American Indians in the Southwest.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2001

    A Gripping Lovestory Dealing With Race, Customs, & Land

    A very emotional story dealing with injustices to people of different races and customs intertwined with a spectacular love story. The soap opera has just finished on a Spanish channel. It was absolutely, greatly portraid. A must read novel!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2001

    Is there a seaquel

    This is a book I could read again and again, loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    Should be required reading in high school.

    Well writen story of the tragic tale of the california native americans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

    The Best Ever

    This Book is Where my name comes from which means fierce protector. Believe me as i tell you the book carries all the emotions you want from a true literary stimulator. I have had this book because i am a namesake but each time I have loaned it seems the book can't com back. So I will read it again which is the 8th time or more. I will not loan it again.

    Thank you
    Ramona Bear

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2000

    It is Great

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    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    THUMBS UP FOR RAMONA

    I have not read the book itself, but right now the story is being told through a morning soap opera production on a Spanish TV station (Univision). The story is half way through but so far I am soooooooooo delighted with it that I record it every day and watch it on the weekends.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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