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~Read Ebook ☼ By The River ⚒ year old Harry has a knack for wriggling out of trouble, but escaping the constraints and memories that keep him trapped is not easy, until it s a matter of life or death Written in verse, this novel is about growing up in a small country town It is about feeling the undercurrents, and knowing when to make a leap La source blanche : L'étonnante histoire des dialogues avec l'Ange but escaping the constraints and memories that keep him trapped is not easy Le sourire à visage humain : Suivi de Citoyen, citoyenneté et Encore plus de plus until it s a matter of life or death Written in verse Soigner les plantes par les huiles essentielles et les huiles végétales this novel is about growing up in a small country town It is about feeling the undercurrents Préparation aux examens de coiffure CAP : Sciences et technologie and knowing when to make a leap I read it because it is one of my eldest sons texts for this year Interesting style of writing, and good themes Great choice for an all boys school I knocked it off in one days reading.I just reread it 6 months later as I am helping him with an essay and just had to addto my review bThere was so muchto the poems stories I can t wait for him to come home so we can talk about it Also makes me growl that some people gave this a one star Not because of the rating that is their o I read it because it is one of my eldest sons texts for this year Interesting style of writing, and good themes Great choice for an all boys school I knocked it off in one days reading.I just reread it 6 months later as I am helping him with an essay and just had to addto my review bThere was so muchto the poems stories I can t wait for him to come home so we can talk about it Also makes me growl that some people gave this a one star Not because of the rating that is their opinion but in their comments said they only skimmed it and that not much happened You can t skim read it In re reading this I think this boy went from significant grief and a pessimistic view of the world to moving on and I had a sense of peace and optimism for his future Through emotional and vivid language, Harry Hobby brings us into his life, in dusty outback Australia Harry and his brother Keith spend their days fishing, chasing butterflies in Cowpers paddock, and hanging with Johnny Barlow, the boy with the quickest fists in school Harry still mourns the loss of his friend Linda, who was swept downstream by the flood He secretly visits her grave, mourning her loss However, Harry soon realises that he is not alone in his admiration for her, finding a ring Through emotional and vivid language, Harry Hobby brings us into his life, in dusty outback Australia Harry and his brother Keith spend their days fishing, chasing butterflies in Cowpers paddock, and hanging with Johnny Barlow, the boy with the quickest fists in school Harry still mourns the loss of his friend Linda, who was swept downstream by the flood He secretly visits her grave, mourning her loss However, Harry soon realises that he is not alone in his admiration for her, finding a ring by her grave Wondering what life could be like, Harry yearns to leave his town and venture out into the world But knowing those who leave never return, he is reluctant With Linda s secret admirer lurking about, and memories of his past haunting him, Harry s life becomes increasinglydifficult He must make a decision to leave his world behind, or to stay by the river By the river is a heart warming story, containing themes of love, friendship, conflict and romance I would recommend this book to young adolescents, as the language used in the novel is directed at this audience Using a poetic format, this is a breathtaking piece of literature, which will inspire and capture the hearts of readers for generations to come By The River shows us what life can be like, and how lucky we are to have what we have, and to love who we love My kids regularly recommend books that they have just finished to me payback for all the times I have suggested new books to them and yes, how wonderful that my kids are also avid readers with mature and diverse tastes The latest one, By The River by Steven Herrick, was actually a required text for my daughter s English class Having read it once she gave it to me to read, then came and got it back because she needed to read it again When she brought it back the second time I asked when My kids regularly recommend books that they have just finished to me payback for all the times I have suggested new books to them and yes, how wonderful that my kids are also avid readers with mature and diverse tastes The latest one, By The River by Steven Herrick, was actually a required text for my daughter s English class Having read it once she gave it to me to read, then came and got it back because she needed to read it again When she brought it back the second time I asked when she needed to have it back to the school library I do have 4 other books on the go She said in a couple of weeks, but that was ok, I should really read this book.So I picked it up last night, as I was going to bed, about 10.30pm and I finished it as I walked between my carpark and my office this morning She was right, I really should read this book, and so should you It is beautiful.By The River is a classic Australian story, written as verse, in the words of a boy, Harry, who lives in a small Queensland town It is a story of love, grief, coming of age, friendship, and small towns Reading it you can smell the dust, hear the crows in the trees, and taste the humidity.But my daughter has to take it back to the school library, so now I ll have to hunt down a copy to buy By the River is my favourite book of the year so far It s wondrous An amazing tale of an Australian childhood, perfectly rendered By the River is my favourite book of the year so far It s wondrous An amazing tale of an Australian childhood, perfectly rendered Fascinating story about growing up in Australia by the river I call it poetry, but I realize the Poetry Police may arrest me for calling prose broken up into lines poetry But I ll let them worry about that It would make a terrific movie Also an excellent book for teens. I was constantly drawn to the simple yet beautiful words and memories of Harry I bought this for a friend but will definitely be getting a copy of my own. This is a lovely, quiet little book I enjoyed it There was something safe and easy about reading it I never felt the urge to put it down, even though it was not an action packed adventure I liked the Australian setting, the wholesomeness, and the unhurried tone.It s written in verse, with very short lines just 2,3, or 4 words per line in most cases and many of the vignettes are only a page long, even with that spareness of line length The pacing was just a little off, I think the fir This is a lovely, quiet little book I enjoyed it There was something safe and easy about reading it I never felt the urge to put it down, even though it was not an action packed adventure I liked the Australian setting, the wholesomeness, and the unhurried tone.It s written in verse, with very short lines just 2,3, or 4 words per line in most cases and many of the vignettes are only a page long, even with that spareness of line length The pacing was just a little off, I think the first nine tenths of the book set up the characters of the town, and the tone, and the main character s inner thoughts and concerns with life, and then the final 10 pages were a last minute sort of reveal with a cryptic line that actually confused me, and made me wonder if I had missed something obvious It seemed as if Herrick was nervous that there was no conflict and resolution, so he did a sort of wrapping up of the book after he had lost some of his stamina I would have introduced Harry s wonder about what he got from his father earlier in the story, and inthan one way, so that the ending hadpunch I would have made the reveal linger longer, and had it unfoldfully.Here s the cryptic passage The part that knowsJohnny Barlow, Linda, the ring, the white cross, the mystery of the 62 flood,are all safe and cherished deep within.Spoilery discussion of said passage view spoiler The mystery, as far as I could tell, had always been how Linda had gotten caught in the flood, and whether she had deliberately gone out into the water In retrospect Harry recalled a bond between Linda and Johnny she had singled Johnny out for a birthday gift rum balls is Herrick saying that Linda and Johnny had been lovers, canoodling by the river before it spilled its banks And that made me wonder at what point in the timeline Johnny had run away into the forest, an event that hadn t seemed significant while I was reading Did he run away in grief, soon after Linda drowned, or much later I knew I d have to go hunt down those couple of vignettes if I wanted to piece it together, and I didn t have the energy to do it I, for one, needed a littleguidance as a reader.So with just a littlecombing through his manuscript, I think Herrick could have simultaneously fleshed out and trimmed in ways that would have made the flow toward the end and toward what Harry learns about himselfnatural and satisfying hide spoiler By the River is filled with beautiful and poignant writing At first the poetry seemed to stunt the flow of the novel, but once I got into the rhythm, I noticed how succinct it was at sharing the events and emotions of Harry Hodby in this coming of age story The moments are short and lacking in some details, but thinking on this novel as the protagonist s memories of his childhood, I think this writing style reflects the imperfections of our memories We remember people, events and some weird m By the River is filled with beautiful and poignant writing At first the poetry seemed to stunt the flow of the novel, but once I got into the rhythm, I noticed how succinct it was at sharing the events and emotions of Harry Hodby in this coming of age story The moments are short and lacking in some details, but thinking on this novel as the protagonist s memories of his childhood, I think this writing style reflects the imperfections of our memories We remember people, events and some weird minor details, but the memories fade over time With relevant themes such as death, disaster, lust, and growing up, By The River cements itself in the must read pile of every teenager and parent By The River ReviewBy the River is a very thorough, emotional book written by the talented Steven Herrick The book consisting of many poems, is a bildungsroman traditionally a coming of age story The poems, cleverly structured, tell a clever narrative following Harry Hodby and his realisation of himself The read is characterised as rather simple, but in contrast I would only recommend it to an age where they can understand some of thecomplex ideas in this story I would recommend it to By The River ReviewBy the River is a very thorough, emotional book written by the talented Steven Herrick The book consisting of many poems, is a bildungsroman traditionally a coming of age story The poems, cleverly structured, tell a clever narrative following Harry Hodby and his realisation of himself The read is characterised as rather simple, but in contrast I would only recommend it to an age where they can understand some of thecomplex ideas in this story I would recommend it to ages over 12 and anyone older than that who is looking for a very metaphorical read about self realisation The book contains literal meaning along with a metaphorical meaning, which makes the book fun to dissect and ponder upon However this does make some of the poemsdifficult to understand as they may not have a literal meaning The book starts off quite slowly and passive, but as it moves on, some parts become quite confronting and others stay slow Some of the poems have little obvious meaning, which can easily make someone bored or move off the book After the horrible flood which destroyed parts of his town, Harry mourns the loss of his close friend, Linda who was killed in the flood As he discovers things that make him think deeply about his own place in the town, and he faces a terrible decision to move along and leave everything behind or stay and have his thoughts and past haunt him for the rest of his life The character development was extremely in depth and detailed The characters whom we were almost told to hate in the beginning were the ones that we could most understand The characters unfolded thought the story and gave us different perspectives on the story and the ideas of the book The characters were very relatable and brought us closer to the story The story well incorporates and surrounds the themes of self realisation, friendship, compassion and growth The themes were successful in developing both the storyline and the characters in a very absorbing way The characters were enveloped and grew in our minds through the use of creative language and descriptive sentences The book was consistent, metaphorical and beautifully written It truly deserves praise