Trouble Don't Last

Trouble Don't Last

by Shelley Pearsall
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Trouble Don't Last 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What if you were a slave on the most important journey of your life- running away? Samuel is on that journey with Harrison, another slave he works with. With all the obstacles they have to face, will they reach freedom alive? Samuel is an eleven-year-old black slave who is raised by Lily and Harrison. They raise him because Samuel’s parents aren’t living with him. Harrison is an older man who sticks to his work because he knows that is the right thing to do. Lily is a very caring person that really helps in raising Samuel. As I read, the characters started to become my friends. The author really makes them realistic through their emotions and dialogue. The pages of the book practically turned themselves. From the moment when Harrison woke Samuel up and through every last part of their adventure, I couldn’t put the book down. I’d recommend it to boys and girls who like adventure and historical fiction. I feel everyone should read Trouble Don’t Last because it takes you on the adventure with the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it is awsome! It has exiting twist and a shocking ending. Thats why I like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend Trouble Don¿t Last. Inspired by the story of the Underground Railroad and her subsequent extensive research, author Shelly Pearsall (Random House 2003) provides a veritable cornucopia of vignettes depicting the lives of two runaway slaves, Samuel and Harrison, before the Civil War. After the premature sale of his mother, 11-year-old Samuel is raised by slaves Lilly and Harrison. Samuel is your typical preteen boy who is sometimes worth his weight in trouble as he learns many lessons about how to behave in a time when black people had no worth outside of working for white people. This heart-wrenching story of escape, survival, and revelations also looks at the strength and tenacity of a young boy who didn¿t have an identity, but had managed to muster hope in hopeless situations. The author¿s note gives much impending realness and factual remnants that make this story a soon to be classic. The first person narration is almost biblical in its attempts to explain the ways of the world through a child¿s eyes during that era. This book is a solid choice for all middle school and high school students and a surely a must-have for all libraries serving diverse populations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trouble Don't Last is an AMAZING book!!! I highly recommend it. Of course, I'm only fourteen, but the plot is very well-presented and exciting. I just finished reading this book for the fourth time. Every time I read it, I love it even more. It's exciting, symbolic, and amazing. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you like thrilling escape stories? Do you like learning about history and slavery? Than you will love this book! This book won a Scott O¿Dell Award for historical fiction and it definitely resembles its award. trouble don¿t last is a story about a child named Samuel and an elderly man named Harrison escaping from slavery. They travel from Blue Ash, Kentucky all the way to Chatham, Canada, in 1859, searching for freedom. The main message that Shelly Pearsall tires to get into your mind is that slavery is horrible and was very hard for the blacks. Some weak points in this story are when she goes on and on without telling who is talking. Some strong points in this story are at the end of the chapter, she leaves a cliff-hanger making you want to read on and on and on. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes to read and learn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good book. This books title is called Trouble Don¿t Last. This book is a historical fiction book that is written by Shelley Pearsall. She has written a lot of other good books and stories. An audience or person that would like this book would probably by a person that is or was interested in slavery. If I had written an opening sentence for a poem or a story to grab the audiences attention, it would be ¿Do you think slavery was good for our nation of bad?¿ This was actually a very bad thing that that our nation ever had. In one sentence, to summarize this book would be, ¿This book is about two boys, Harrison and Samuel that are running to get away from slavery. In one sentence, this book is similar to another book called ¿Freedom Train.¿ The main characters in this book are Harrison and Samuel that are both running away from slavery. They are both young boys. The setting for this book is on September, 1859 in the North and the South. The main idea of this story is for Harrison and Samuel to get away from slavery. In this book, there are really no weak or strong points in this book. I think I will encourage to read this book because I liked it and I know they will like it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you know about all of the hardships that slaves faced? Did you know how slaves had to stick together when running away? If you know about it and want to learn more, or if you know all about it already, the award-winning book, Trouble Don¿t last is right for you! Trouble Don¿t Last is about an 11 year old slave named Samuel and a much older slave named Harrison who run away. Along their way, they meet many obstacles and challenges, and even people willing to let them stay in their house. This heart-stopping suspense story will leave you on the edge of your seat!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you like a book that has a twist? If you¿re a sixth grader or older you will like this book. This book is about Samuel, an 11 year old kid who is a slave, and Harrison, an old man who to is a slave. One night Harrison creeps into Samuel¿s room and tells him that they¿re running away. I find that this story is like Harriet Tubman and The Freedom Train. It is like it because she is a slave who uses the underground rail road to escape from her master. It is also like Circu du Freak. It is like it because Darren runs away. This book takes place in 1859 in Kentucky to Canada. This author tries to tell us about the life of a run away slave. I would say this book has it weak points like when Harrison and Samuel were hiding and they weren¿t talking. Then there are the strong points like when we found out all of Harrison¿s secrets. I would suggest this book to many people because it is very entertaining.
Susan Brown More than 1 year ago
i liked it
crazy4reading11 More than 1 year ago
we read this in school. i would highly recomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a slave that ran away from his master. His mom got sold. He is left will two people to take care of him a man named Harrison and a woman named Lilly. In the end he will find out Harrison's secret......
Guest More than 1 year ago
Troubles Don't Last was a great book!! I would recommend it to anyone who likes drama and/or suspicious book. The main characters are Samuel and Harrison. Guess what Samuel and Harriso are? They are both slaves. Samuel has been a slave since he was born. He has had a lot of adventures since he ran away from his master, but guess what happened after he ran away...cause I'm not telling you.
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I'm not to sure if I should get this book. I'm 12 does anyone think I would enjoy this. I'm thinking it great because the lowest rating is 3 stars. And that's only 1 review! The rest are 4 and up. Should I or no
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This sad but awesome book about slavery really touched my heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. I gotta give credit to Shelley Pearsall. This is my third favorite book and i have read many books. The story about Samuel and Harrison is addicting to hear in a good wsy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Celest Bucknor More than 1 year ago
this book is so awsome i love it ! :)
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