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Books in CanadaDonovan's sterling account of how two teenagers spent their summer vacation is a first-class story deserving of a first-class grade.
—M. Wayne Cunningham
Winds of L'Acadie is a finalist for the 2008/2009 Hackmatak Award - a reader's choice award for 9-12 year-olds in Atlantic Canada.
Posted January 25, 2008
Lois Donovan has done a fantastic job of creating totally believable characters and weaving an exciting storyline throughout present day and in 1755. The first part of the story develops the relationship of Sarah, a 16 year old who is sent to live with her grandparents for the summer, and Luke who seems to start the book out as Sarah's 'albatross'. I could not put the book down as Sarah travelled back in to the time of the Acadians. Without giving away key elements of the story I will just say that there are a number of events that make the novel a compelling read and seem realistic enough to make you believe this is what actually happened. The story is historically accurate and vividly paints a picture of what it might have been like during life in 1755 and throughout the Deportation. Loose ends are nicely tied up and there is more than one surprise that will delight readers. I hope there will be a sequel... I highly recommend reading Winds of L'Acadie!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 30, 2007
An excellent book and a must read for young adults. You actually seem to experience what it might be like if one was transported back to 1755. The description of Acadian life is spectacular. I thought that the author delicatley intertwines the historical aspects of the novel with the contemporary storyline. I felt that I learned a good deal about the devastating deportation and could empathize with the stuggle of the Acadian people.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.