Hillcrest Journal

Hillcrest Journal

by John Schreiber


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ISBN-13: 9781401069209
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 10/21/2002
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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Hillcrest Journal 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
SelectiveReader on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Excellent novel about growing up in small town in the 1980s. Not much has changed in Midwest small towns since this "journal" was written--except the use of technology. This is highly recommended and followed by other Ironwood County novels that expand themes of change, love, corruption, and facades.
Englishteacher on LibraryThing 18 days ago
A fantastic novel for young adults and their parents . . . the pain and joys of senior year. It's set in 1984 but not much has changed since then.
ironwoodbooks on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Writing in his journal, Chad Wilson chronicles the struggles he goes through in his senior year. At first angry at the world because his father "lost" the farm, he eventually faces the consequences of his choices. Hey, you didn't think I'd give this less than five stars did you??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kinda sucked.
BenEricson More than 1 year ago
Overall it's a good book for high school students. I read this a second time because I missed some details the first time. On the second reading I understood a lot more about it because I'm older now. It's a very realistic book that I could relate to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every parent who has a son should read this book, and every high school student who has ever asked honest questions about life should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hillcrest Journal isn't like any journal that you have ever read. The experiences of one Senior boy come to life in the pages and you actually feel what he is feeling. The changes that he goes through can be felt and understood by the reader. Every high school student and even adults with teens should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book not too long ago and i loved it. i found it to be one of the better books i have read ... besides the fact that i dont read very much. i enjoyed it and i reccomend it to any person weather you are in school or already graduated
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good book that I could relate to, definitely one of the best I've ever read. The book made me realize the importance of not giving up. Keep working at your problems and things will eventually get better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading both Hillcrest Journal and the second novel Passing Through Paradise. Both are very enjoyable and enlightening. This book really captures what young people go through, but even those of us who are older still face the universal themes of change and choices.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because the author got me interested in the characters and I could relate to the conflicts and problems. I think anyone would enjoy the conflicts, and characters, and the novel. This is the first book I've ever read that I couldn't put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While reading this novel I really thought that the whole story was actually happening before my eyes, because everything was so true. I felt that so many things were really what teenagers go through. I found myself thinking, 'Wow, we just did that,' or 'I know how you feel.' The whole journal aspect of the book, learning to love something you once hated is so true in much of our lives; we learn so much by just growing up. I can't really find enough words to explain how much of this book I could relate to or understand. I would recommend anybody of any age to read this book; it definitely will not waste your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am the type of person who doesn't read very often, but I found myself trying to make time to finish this book. Being a senior male, I related to many of the situations that the senior in the book, Chad, wrote about. I have faced many of the same predicaments that he was in. I struggle with a lot of the things that Chad struggled with. Sometimes, while I was reading, I felt as if I was Chad. I have never read a book that reached me on a personal level like this one did. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good book. I look forward to reading the second book in the 'Ironwood Chronicles.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a good book. I read this book for extra credit, and I was still able to read it--so it got me hooked early enough to read the whole thing. This is about the fifth book I've read in my life, and it was the second best of the five.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excerpts from Mrs. Nowak's sophomore English class, Triton High School, Dodge Center, MN: 'Overall, your book was one of the best I have ever read. It deals with normal high school issues in a way that is easy for people of all ages to be interested in.'' / 'I wanted to laugh, cry, cringe or even rejoice at different stages in the book. . . . Since I have read this book I have learned many things. I have an even bigger assurance that it¿s ok to not give into peer pressure.' / 'Reading your novel Hillcrest Journal reminded me of how almost every high school is the same and how every teenager has ups and downs just like everybody else. I think your book really reminds us that we aren¿t the only ones with struggles. Many of the characters in the book reflected many of my own peers. . . . It told of every high and low and explained all the options, opportunities, and tough decisions that we face everyday.' / 'I loved your book. . . . It made me want to start laughing. Chad is so much like me it was scary.'' / 'Your book taught me to be your own person. You don¿t have to give into peer pressure to impress others, you should do what you feel is right.' / 'Some teens might not face all of those problems that Chad did but after they read this book, they might be able to understand others and their problems better.'' / 'He is an inspiration because he really pushes himself emotionally and physically.' / ' I think parts of the book are made for fifteen to sixteen year olds, but then again I have seen many adults that like this book too.' / 'You put so many subjects on the table for someone to think about and discuss with others and form their own opinions about, in a way that shows them they¿re not the only ones struggling to find what¿s right. . . . Hillcrest Journal is more than honest about high school life, it¿s honest in general about what life is and how it goes.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for students to read while going through their senior year of high school. A lot of people can relate to some of the situations Chad Wilson faces as graduation time nears. This book also gives a good perspective on facing social situations head on and coming out OK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What Ironwood County is saying: ¿Everyone should read this when they¿re 15, reread it when they¿re 20, and reread it again when they¿re parents.¿ ¿ The Paradise Post . . . This is the best book I´ve read in a decade. Of course, I haven´t read a book since high school." ¿ Bob Swanson, used car dealer, Rochester, MN . . . ¿This is what Christian fiction should be: insightful and innovative.¿ ¿ The Cherry Grove Gazette . . . "Teenagers. Conflicts with parents. Problems dating. These topics are all fine. But add politics, religion, and sex? Not in my library!" ¿ Agatha Peabody, Hillcrest High School librarian
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Hillcrest Journal, I was left with the impression...everyone should read this book! In a thought provoking way, author Schreiber shows the tender journey of a young man through his journal. His entries start out as awkward and sparse, but blossom into long, captivating accounts. As the book continues, you don't want to put it down! The excitement grows to the climax. The only problem I had with this book was that the second one isn't out yet! Schreiber is the new author not to be missed!