Chronicles from Chateau Moines

Evelyne Holingue

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Chronicles from Chateau Moines

Chronicles from Chateau Moines September Scott s mother has recently died and his father gets the crazy idea to move his family from California to Normandy Now Scott has to learn to live without his mom while adjusting to Fran

  • Title: Chronicles from Chateau Moines
  • Author: Evelyne Holingue
  • ISBN: 9780988390515
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • September 1970 Scott s mother has recently died and his father gets the crazy idea to move his family from California to Normandy Now Scott has to learn to live without his mom while adjusting to France In his seventh grade class there is only Ibrahim who comes from another country Scott doesn t even want to play his guitar any Why does his father think that lifeSeptember 1970 Scott s mother has recently died and his father gets the crazy idea to move his family from California to Normandy Now Scott has to learn to live without his mom while adjusting to France In his seventh grade class there is only Ibrahim who comes from another country Scott doesn t even want to play his guitar any Why does his father think that life will be better so far from home Scott has no idea that his arrival is also a challenge to Sylvie While her best friend is excited to have an American boy at school, Sylvie cannot say one word to Scott She can t even write good songs in her notebook any Why is life so different since Scott moved to Ch teau Moines Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War protest era and told from the perspectives of twelve year old Scott and Sylvie, this is a story about loss and friendship, music and peace, and also about secrets.

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    1. Brenda on said:

      Chronicles from Chateau Moines takes place during the 1970's in the fictional town of Chateau Moines, France. Scott, his sister and father have just moved from California looking to separate themselves from the memories of their mothers death. Scott's sister is adjusting well, already making friends with a local girl. Scott is trying to overcome some of the language barriers and makes friends with Ibrahim, an immigrant from Algeria. Sylvie is a local French girl who lives with her mother, father [...]

    2. Susanna Sturgis on said:

      Chronicles from Château Moines is a very well written YA novel that can be enjoyed by adult readers who appreciate recognizable challenges and wonderfully drawn characters, all in an interesting place at an interesting time: Normandy in 1970.Several months after the death of his wife from cancer, Doug Sweet moves with his two children, Scott and Stacey, from Santa Monica, California, to Château Moines, a small town in Normandy. It's the start of a new school year. Since their late mother was F [...]

    3. Kirstin Pulioff on said:

      I always try to capture a book by one word… what feeling does it leave me with when I’m done reading, or my overall impression. For me, this book is summed up as memorable.Starting from the cover, I was hooked. The simplistic illustration of a quaint village and the whimsical music notes around the title drew me in. Instantly I had an idea about what this book was going to be about as well as a desire to read it.After I got over the brilliant cover, the story itself had me hooked. I found th [...]

    4. Heather on said:

      This novel is steeped in cultural references to the early 70's with it's Levi's and "hang ten" shirts, and the music of Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and the Beatles, (okay late 60's to early 70's) and of course, the Vietnam War. If you are a fan of this era and especially this music as the story has music central to it's theme, then you will really enjoy this novel. I'm not a fan of the era. Maybe because I grew up during that time period, but I was hardly aware of the Vietnam war or music even. I wa [...]

    5. Candace on said:

      Chronicles from Chateau Moines by Evelyne Holingue is a book about a French girl and an American boy and is set in a village in France in 1970. It’s a book about peace, family and friends. It’s very 70’s feeling with Scott, the American boy, who is determined to spread the word of peace. We also get a lot of the 70’s slang and style. It brings a unique feel to the book, and is eye opening to those who didn’t live through the 70’s and haven’t experienced it for themselves. It really [...]

    6. Kate Bystrova on said:

      Chronicles from Château Moines is a story about a group of kids learning to get along in their simple world that’s made up of school, friends and family.The chapters alternate between the first-person narratives of the two main characters: Sylvie, a girl born and raised in Château Moines, who is shy and writes songs that she hides from the world; and Scott, a boy just moved to the town after losing his mum to cancer, who is trying to work out a way to deal with his new life. But Scott’s ar [...]

    7. Ivie Isler on said:

      3.5 starsI received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.Looking for a good book for a middle grade student? Try Chronicles from Chateau Moines. There isn't any foul language or inappropriate situations, only an innocent kiss at the end. It blends cultures together with anti-war and anti-racism themes. Even when there is conflict within the book, the characters aim to restore the peace.After the death of his mother, Scott Sweet moves to Chateau Moines, France with his sister [...]

    8. MonaAlvaradoFrazier on said:

      This novel is from the writer of "Trapped in Paris," which I liked very much. Although this novel is not a thriller, it's another example of Ms. Holingue's fine writing, great description, and use of a bilingual/bicultural (English/French) setting. "Chronicles," is part of Kindle Unlimited.Chronicles from Château Moines is a novel which delves into the issues of grief, family, and first love from the perspective of a young boy, Scott, whose mother recently died. His father uproots the family an [...]

    9. Madison on said:

      booksenses.wordpress/2015Chronicles From Chateau Moines by Evelyn Holingue was one of the best reads. I jumped on the chance because I love the French language and even though the book is not all in French, just a little, I liked to learn about the French country and this small town.It was easy to fall in love with the characters. Scott and his humor always cheered me up and his relationship with his dad, sister, and especially Sylvie made me gush 24/7. He was awkward, but sweet and Evelyn did a [...]

    10. Kristen Chandler on said:

      I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I'm not the biggest historical fiction reader, but lately I have found myself gravitating towards a lot more frequently. And like I have said many times, I love reviewing children's books, since I have three, two of whom are already reading. My son is on a middle grade reading level, and my daughter, although she is younger, is almost on a middle grade reading level. I don't think this would appeal to my son as much [...]

    11. Jennifer Chow on said:

      This is a very sweet book. I love how the two young main characters both take over the narration, offering glimpses into cultural differences. It's a quiet story that explores important MG themes, like fitting in and understanding family ties. Although there are a few dramatic moments interspersed in the story (which resolve easily), the tale as a whole is more a novel to savor slowly. I had a few tiny issues with the storyline. There were things Scott thought or said which didn't seem to quite [...]

    12. Wendy Strain on said:

      Evelyne Holingue has created, or re-created, a beautiful world in which children are able to find their own means of expressing themselves, begin to understand greater issues and complexities in their lives, and find meaning where they felt none had existed. First love, the destructive power of jealousy, the importance of communication, and the building blocks of courage are all included in an immersive experience the duration of a typical school year (or 300 pages). You might need your kid to a [...]

    13. Laurie Dennison on said:

      I absolutely loved the setting of Chateau Moines. From the opening chapters, the author whisked me away to this small town in France. Set in 1970, the characters’ varying stances on the Vietnam War also give a unique international view of the time period.Sylvie and Scott’s distinct voices were also a high point. I related quickly to Scott as a main character—I sympathized with his grief over his mother’s death, and I rooted for him as he stood firm in his beliefs while leading a war prot [...]

    14. Brenna on said:

      A well written YA novel set in France. An American boy and his father move to France after his mother dies. I enjoyed Holingue's descriptive writing, and her use of music throughout the storyline. Set in the 1970's, Scott and Sylvie alternate narration, but this does not make the story confusing. Both characters are likable. The background of France and the Vietnam War, and the struggles that the characters are going through make this a good read for adults as well as young adults.***a pdf copy [...]

    15. Rachel Parrott on said:

      Middle school is complicated enough without nosy little sisters, moving to a new country, relationship troubles with best friends, grief, dealing with parents, war and peace. 'Chronicles from Chateau Moines' is a sweet novel of growing up learning to navagate a complicated world.My copy was a gift from First Reads.

    16. D. Prokop on said:

      This book had a very unique setting for a YA novel (France in the 1970's). The musical homages were a trip. There was a little lost in translation at times, with adolescent misunderstandings making it difficult for the characters to navigate their feelings and for readers to understand their angst, but, all-in-all, a solid story.

    17. Susan Walker on said:

      Fun story of a boy, in 1970, who loses his mother. His father moves him to France. Fun story of his adventures.

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