Pictures, 1918

Pictures, 1918

by Jeanette Ingold


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Pictures, 1918 by Jeanette Ingold

By looking through the lens of her camera, a young woman learns to see anew. Asia McKinna comes of age in a rural Texas town during World War I. She struggles to understand the frailty of her grandmother, the strain of the war, her intensifying feelings for her friend Nick Grissom, and the uneasiness caused by the mysterious fires plaguing her town. Through her growing passion for photography, she hopes eventually to gain perspective on the times - and on her place in the world.

Jeanette Ingold found her way home to Montana via New York, where she grew up, and Texas, her family's home state. She brings teaching, newspaper, and business experience to her fiction writing. Ms. Ingold is a photographer, gardener, and a backroads traveler who enjoys hiking and camping with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141306957
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 4.43(w) x 7.09(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

JEANETTE INGOLD, the author of six young adult novels, has been writing since she worked as a reporter on a daily newspaper many years ago. Her novel Hitch was a Christopher Award winner. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

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Pictures, 1918 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Asia and her family are living in a rather quiet town during World War I. The war causes many problems especially views against Germans living in America. Asia also has an unusual interest in photography and becomes an apprentice of a photographer. This is very unusual for girls to become an apprentice during WWI. The reason I like this book is because of the fact that the author doesn't list fact after historical fact. Instead, she weaves in romance, adventure, history, and everyday life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author describes what it's like to be living during World War I very subtly. She doesn't give lines of facts and direct statements about the war. Instead, as she explains what's happening in the story, she puts in a little here and there to make it seem as though it wasn't historical fiction. For example, during WWI, there was a lot of hatred towards the Germans, including the ones living in America. Ergo, as one could imagine, there were a lot of problems that the main character, Asia, and her family had to deal with throughout the story. The author incorporates these facts into her story making it seem as though she is simply writing as if it was a fictional book. This book is exactly what younger kids should be looking for because of the simplicity to understand major points of history while enjoying the writing at the same time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this one book now for years, over, and over, and over agian and every time i do it gets better, and better. If a person enjoys romance and adventure than this is the one book that fits you right. i love romance book and i wish i could find more like this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
Help, Asia cried, as she saw her rabbit surrounded by fire. Asia knew that this would be a memory that she would always remember. Asia knew that it would not just be a bad memory. It would be a picture stuck in her head forever. It all happens in Pictures 1918 this book is by Jennet Ingold. I think that this is the closes person to the book. This book is about a young girl by the name of Asia who has the capability of her mind being like a camera. One trenched day some one puts her family barn on fire, with only one memory to remember the tall shadow she is determined to find out who did it. Therefore that is not all the problem. The boy who was her best friend is now becoming closer. Though on the other hand there is Boy Blackwell. Now Asia must choose whom to go with. Meanwhile, her grandma encourages to follow her heart. I like this book because it encourages ton follow your heart and also to never give up in the goals you want to reach or anything you want to improve. This is the way that this book has done for me
Guest More than 1 year ago
Asia McKinna is a teenage girl living in 1918, World War I. Her life becomes hectic when her friend, Nick Grissom, and his cousin, Boy Blackwell, begin to fight for her attentions. Her pet rabbit, Straw Bit, is killed in an arsonist fire, and all Asia has is an image of a shadowy figure running away. Seeing a camera in a shop window, Asia thinks of how she wishes she had a picture of Straw Bit, and decides to buy the camera. Convincing a photographer to apprentice her, she learns to use her camera to capture her favorite moments. But Asia also worries about her Grandmother's ever-growing dementia. Pictures, 1918 is a wonderful book with real-life events. A great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is filled will suprises! When there are missteres fires Asia and her family are very suspiesious and when Asia falles in Love will Nick there relashonship is torn appart by Boy Nicks Cousin who just wants to be a hero.
Guest More than 1 year ago
15 year old Asia lives in Texas with her mom, dad, grandmother, brother, and sister (May). Asia makes important choices in the line of love while trying to keep her kid sister safe from a boy named Boy. Asia falls in love with a camera she sees and try to keep in touch with the romance between herself and a family friend.