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With a Name like Love
     

With a Name like Love

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by Tess Hilmo
 

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Tess Hilmo's With a Name like Love is one of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011

When Ollie's daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit—it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But

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With a Name like Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
JoanneLevy More than 1 year ago
I am not sure what to say about this book other than I loved, loved, loved it. I normally shy away from books that have religion in them (the Love family is headed by a reverend and they travel around the south to preach in small, poor towns) but this is not a book about religion, this is a book about goodness and overcoming the bad stuff that happens, and embracing people who have become bitter and full of hate, to try to help them, instead of turning away. There are many bad things that happen in this book, but the characters are so good and lovable that no matter what happened to them, I was filled with a strange sense of joy as I read about their troubles and how they handled them with grace, positivity and the determination to make things better. It sounds cliche, but I loved the whole Love family, particularly Ollie and her daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, and thought this story was beautifully drawn from beginning to end. What a wonderful read for kids and grown-ups alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard about this book from a friend's children who were wrestling over their one copy. I read it and loved it so much I purchased five copies to give as gifts. It is wonderfully written, the characters are strong and beautifully developed, and you want to stay on in Ollie's world after the murder mystery is solved and you finish the book. Although the family are preachers, it is more a story of family, caring for others and finding justice in an out of the way corner of 1957 Arkansas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont have the e-book but i bought the real book it is simpley devine i suggest this book to anyone at any agec
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome it is a great page turner for fifth grade and up. I LOVED!!!!!!!!!This book soooo much im extremly sad its over. It starts a little slow but gets great and unable to but down! A MUST read!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her name is Ollie and she lives in a trailer and she moves from place to place because of her dad's job. Her dad is a preacher so they move a lot. So they are at Binder Arkansas and her dad is preaching someone. So when they get there she asks her mom if she can go to the store and when she is walking to the store and she hears her mom say take your sister with you and she doesn’t want to but she does. So when her and her sister start going to the store. When they were walking they saw this boy how had really skinny legs he was following them they finally got to the store when they got there this girl had tobacco juice on her mouth. If you want to read this book you are welcome to. You will like this book!!!!!
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When I first started this book I HATED it because it had a slow start. But by the middle I couldn’t put it down. I liked the way Ollie stayed strong and how she showed kindness to Virginia and Jimmy when no one would. The reason I like Ollie so much is because she is always helping people and has the bravery to help people when no one else does. We all have bravery in us but few of us come to find it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I realy like this book, but did it HAVE to be so expensive??????????
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ConnieECE More than 1 year ago
I picked this novel up because it received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus AND school library journal. I was not disappointed. It is powerful and sweet and heart breaking all at the same time. Beautifully written and poignant. I just loved this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looooooove this book it has great mystery