Uprising: Three Young Women Caught in the Fire That Changed America

Uprising: Three Young Women Caught in the Fire That Changed America

by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE books in the entire universe. I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade. It taught me about an event that changed so many peoples lives. Haddix is my favorite author. I felt like I was with Yetta'my favorite characher'as she was striking and as she was falling an in the fire. The story line at first was hard to follow but once I understood how it worked, I could not put the book down. I cried almost the entire last 100 pages. It was terribly sad'I love sad books' but it moved me. RIP all of the factory workers and all of the other people who worked in the Triangle Shirtewaist Factory or were involved in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. RIP 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read everything that Margaret Peterson Haddix hs written, and this is by far her best book. She tells the story of a devastating fire in a touching and compelling way. If you have any doubts about reading this book, let me put them to rest. This book was marvelous and well worth the time I spent reading it over and over. This book deserves a spot on the bestseller list of absolutely everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to spoil this book's AWESOME story line, but I will say that it's worth the money. I will also say that Bella, Yetta, and Jane are all caught in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and only one of them survives. I will not say which one, though! You'll have to read it to find out. Yetta is probably my favorite character, with Jane as a close second. Overall, I love this book, and it is worth the money! People who like historical fiction will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good and so sad. It is about three girls, Bella, Yetta, and Jane. Bella is a imagrant from italy who comes to America so she could send money to her poor family back in Calia, her village. She works at the triangle shirtwaist factory, home to the fire that changed America. She labors six days a week with a meager salary of four dollars a week and less if you do even one little thing wrong. Yetta is a fabrente girl who immigrated from Russia with her older sister Rahel she is part of the union composing a strike against poor working conditions at the triangle shirtwaist factory. She is dying for equality, and when she see's Jane the rich girl she wishes she could be able to have enough money that she does not have to work. Jane, is a rich girl who see's the girls on strike and wishes that she could be as free as them. Later she realizes that she is a very rich girl, but she does not have any money of her own, or that she has any control over. She admits she is not sure her father loved her. Her mother did, she is sure, but her mother died when she was nine. Other girls, their mothers would tell them to tighten up their corsets and get out there, and they would do it beacause they knew they loved them. Jane knew Miss Millhouse did not love her. "Falling does not take a long time even from nine stories up, but for it did it took the last moments of her life" - from Uprising In this book one of the three friends survive two die. The blank is the spot wher ethe name of the charachter would go. I will not tell you that. For the other death an exerp is in the overview. I give this book five stars Margaret Peterson Haddix is my favorie author, and this book rocks!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about three girls named Bella, Yetta, and Jane. Bella and Yetta are both immigrants in the U.S. and you learn of their struggles in the new world. This book is very eye opening and attention grabbing. I really enjoyed her writin style. You feel like you are really there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the saddest books that I have ever read. If people don't want a spoiler then don't read the review called "Heart breaking".
Guest More than 1 year ago
I did not think that this book would be very good when I started it. I was wrong. By the end I couldnt put it down. I will definately recommond this to my 15 yr old niece. A great read about history.
Michelle_Palmer More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most powerful historical novels that I have ever read. The characters of Jane, Bella, and Yetta felt absolutely real. I am a high school history teacher and I felt like I was reading a personal account from this time period. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire is a horrific point in American history, a time period that feels very much like our own. Big business was getting it's way with very little regulation and the people were suffering for it. This book tells the story of The Triangle Shirtwaist Strike as well as the fire that happened shortly after. The stories of what the strikers endured are just as horrific as the story of the fire itself. The characterization, plotting, and pacing were all excellently rendered by Ms. Haddix. This is the first of her books I have written but it will not be the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly loved this book. Margaret Peterson Haddix is an exceptional writer, but this historical fiction piece was spectacular. I became attached to all three main characters, and after finishing it I cried. A beautiful work that illuminates one of America's most well known tragedies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read about the triangle fire. I couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book touched my heart and i wish i could thank margaret peterson haddix in person for the book and how well written it was:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book I should give a two but I am giving it a three because it was pretty intese but it was pretty predicdable about what was going tohappen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It painted on what immigration looked like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg where can i start well ill summries it for u best book ever
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of her booksbut im wondering if this one can compare to the others. Is it worth the money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved it soooooo much it was almost as good as the hunger games!!!! Bella's my favorite!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was awesome! i loved it especially the last line where she thinks two other voices are wispering with her it was sooo beautiful you must read it it was amazing just please get it for me it was based on a real event please read it now go and get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my all time favorites i love anything by margret peterson haddix!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Margaret Peterson haddix wrote an intense captivating story. I totally reccomend this book for all of you who like these things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is amazing, breath taking, and you will not beable to stop reading it. Im reading it in ELA right now and i just cant put it down. I reccomend this to anybody who is interested in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factoy fire, or someone who just loves a really good story :) <3