Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty #2020

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty By Ellen Emerson White Where Have All the Flowers Gone The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty An agonizing dilemma plagues these brother sister diarists He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam She is at home in America far away from her brother s war zone fighting for peace As the marine writes
  • Title: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty
  • Author: Ellen Emerson White
  • ISBN: 9780439148894
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty By Ellen Emerson White An agonizing dilemma plagues these brother sister diarists He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam She is at home in America, far away from her brother s war zone, fighting for peace As the marine writes in his journal about his experiences as a soldier, fighting an enemy he can t see, his sister seeks peace In these gripping installments of DEAR AMERICA and MY NAME IS AMEAn agonizing dilemma plagues these brother sister diarists He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam She is at home in America, far away from her brother s war zone, fighting for peace As the marine writes in his journal about his experiences as a soldier, fighting an enemy he can t see, his sister seeks peace In these gripping installments of DEAR AMERICA and MY NAME IS AMERICA, Ellen Emerson White captures the unique time period when America was at war both in a far off place, and at home where adults and children alike marched in the streets for peace and freedom Poignant and complex, these two characters will give readers a glimpse into perhaps the most tumultuous time in modern American history.
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    1. Ellen Emerson White

      This talented writer attended Tufts University and published her first book, Friends for Life, while a senior there and currently lives in New York City Ms White grew up in Narragansett, Rhode Island Many of her novels feature characters who reside in or around Boston and are fans of the Boston Red Sox as is Ms White In addition to novels, Ms White has published several biographies She also writes under the pseudonym Zack Emerson taking the name Zack from the name of her shepherd dog and under the pseudonym Nicholas Edwards Santa Paws series.

    236 thoughts on “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty”

    1. This book has been taken off the shelves at my school s library The content is inappropriate for elementary students This type of action makes me angry Did the person who was offended by it read the story If not, shame on them.For me, this was excellent book discussing life at home during the Vietnam War.



    2. Hippies officially rule Okay, so basically, I really loved this installment in the series even though it s not very historical like the other ones in the series I thought this one wasn t going to be interesting because it was the latest historical date in the series, but I was wrong It s one of my favorites One It felt like I was reading my diary Two Molly was so easy to follow Three The History was so easy to understand Three Molly s life was very much like mine I could relate to her Molly hers [...]


    3. this is one dear America book that I hadn t read as a kid and I randomly came upon it at the library so I decided to pick it up and see what it was all about.I really liked the main character Molly she was intelligent, empathetic, kind and an all around good person she also had a soft spot for stray animals which I could definitely relate to at one point she was debating whether or not to volunteer at an animal shelter and was on her way there when she realized who am I kidding I ll just adopt t [...]



    4. I have mixed feelings on this one The 1960s is one of the most fascinating time periods in American history just because SO MUCH happened during this decade However, a lot of the interesting counter culture and politics that made the period so interesting would go over the heads or be vastly inappropriate for the intended middle school audience I think I would have enjoyed this if I had read it when I was younger Because of the subject matter, the book doesn t really focus too much on any one i [...]


    5. I really liked this read because I lived through all of the history described I graduated from high school in 1967 and the only things that were not in this book were the college riots that happened after Kent State I was at SIU Carbondale when it closed Riots were televised on the 6 PM news and it took my dad 3 days to get a phone call through to me National Guard was called in to quell the riots Waves of tear gas wafted into the alley behind my home on Ash Street.I was a freshman in high schoo [...]


    6. This is the companion book to The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 also written by Ellen Emerson White I nearly equally enjoyed reading about Molly s life and family at home as I did gleaning insight into Patrick s experiences in Vietnam both are nice works of historical fiction that would greatly add to any U.S History studies or just for the love of learning.


    7. I really liked this book set in 1968 I read it because it was in a bundle of books I bought my granddaughter at Goodwill and wanted to make sure it was ok for her to have it read to her or to read one day It is about a teen whose brother is in Vietnam and the feelings and changes she goes through during that time Brought back lots of memories of my day and the friends and others I meet later in life who served there.


    8. The title of this book is The Diary Of Mackenzie Flaherty The author of this book is Ellen Emerson White The setting of this book takes place in Boston Massachusetts in 1968 The main characters in this book are Molly,Brenda,Patrick and her mom and dad The problem in this story is that her brother Patrick has to fight in a dangerous war So Molly wants to get him out of the war so she was thinking about protesting But everyday that the war was going on Molly would write in her diary about what was [...]


    9. Where Have All the Flowers Gone Vietnam 0 439 14889 8The Dear America series prides itself on providing windows into extraordinary historical periods in American history through the eyes of ordinary young men and women, for the entertainment and education of young adults and parents alike Where Have All the Flowers Gone looks at the Vietnam war, through the eyes of Molly, a young woman who struggles with the ideological diatribe on either side of the issue and merely longs for her dear brother t [...]


    10. Where Have All the Flowers Gone by Ellen Emerson White is a dairy based on a 15 year old girl named Molly Mackenzie Flaherty during the war At home every morning, Molly would always hear her brother Patrick doing his morning push ups, but one morning that stopped Patrick decided to join the military and he got stationed in a place called Khe Sanh After this happened, life at home for the family was mostly awkward and depressing When Patrick had left, he promised Molly he would send messages as o [...]


    11. Plot Summary Molly Flaherty is a young girl on the cusp of 16, living in Boston, Massachusetts in 1967 She is given a diary for christmas one year and begins to tell her story through diary entries Her older brother, Patrick, has voluntarily enlisted in the U.S Marines, and is sent to Vietnam Molly struggles to figure out how to cope with her brother at war, and find balance in this coming of age story.Main Characters Molly Flaherty is fifteen years old and has many of the melodramatic teenage i [...]


    12. My dad was still in the Inactive Reserve when I was little, and one day when I was about 5 I was sitting in the back of the car on a road trip and I heard my parents talking about how he thought he was going to have to deploy to Iraq They thought I was asleep and didn t hear I was so scared Every time I heard the phone ring, I was terrified that it was the government calling him up I was too scared to ask my parents about it, because I was worried they would say yes, that he did have to go Years [...]


    13. This book in the Dear America series is basically about the Vietnam War and as such deals with events much closer to present time then do most of the other books in the series.Molly is a typical young girl caught up in trying to figure out what she believes about the Vietnam War and incredibly worried about her brother, Patrick, who is actually fighting in that war.It s also a book that in a way is very up to date since there are obvious parallels to the Iraq war a country deeply divided, protes [...]


    14. Now this is what a diary should read like Very well done They had an interesting balancing act in the main character, Molly In order to make her realistic and help the audience explore the controversies of the era, she had to be an opinionated character However, opinionated characters can come off as either preachy or unrealistic if not handled with care In part because of Molly s situation having a brother she loves in Vietnam while being critical of whether or not American troops should be the [...]


    15. You know how sometimes you can remember the actual experience of reading a book Not just the story, but where you read it and what else was going on in your life When I read this I remember being 12 and reading some of it on the long car ride to Indiana to visit my grandparents and finishing it on the car ride home I remember my dad was playing the Springsteen album The Rising in the car I remember after I finished it, I laid down sideways in the backseat and just thought about it until we stopp [...]



    16. Going to have to take a break from the series for a while This one was particularly good, and I need the others to have a fair shot.White s heroine Molly is plucky, outspoken, and sassy I loved where her edges showed and she displays bits of realistic brilliance In particular, when a somewhat militantly patriotic history teacher sends her to the principal for espousing Communist ideology all she did was ask a serious question about WHY the US was so worried about Communism , she is sardonic and [...]


    17. I have enjoyed Dear America books all my life They were amazing starter books for my childhood and definitely helped my continuing interest in history spark early on As an adult I enjoy reading them because I like to read from the perspective of a child or young adult making the ideas and issues presented with simple complications.I liked Molly s diary better than I thought I would because I usually prefer earlier periods Molly s voice is clear and decisive I also read this during a time of unre [...]


    18. I loved this book as a kid it kept me on the edge of my seat I think this whole series of books is really a great set of books for kids I can remember them having a few in my school s library and then ordering a whole lot because they were popular My favorite part of this book had to be when view spoiler the last lines said that she knew her brother was okay because of the familiar thud of him rolling onto the floor to do his regular morning push ups hide spoiler These really are great books I [...]


    19. I have read many of the dear America series and this one is probably my favorite so far It has been a while since I read it, but I remember loving it I love the city of Boston, and this story took place at the same time that my dad wad going to Boston college so I could compare her story with those of my father One of my favorite things about the dear America series is that I can really relate to the charatera necause they are almost always intellectual book worms although sometimes it seems tha [...]


    20. This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents I find today s generations seem to recall when they learn through other people pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc , so what better way to teach history than through someone else s perspective Yes, authentic diaries would be better , but would the language really hold the modern student s attention Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history Probably not.


    21. I read this after my Molly MacKenzie read it She was fascinated that this girl had her same name,and that her brother was in Vietnam at the same time that My Molly s grandfather was I think of these Dear America books as a step above the American Girl books They are a little edgier, on a high reading level, and include mature content I think these are good little books for older elementary kids who may not be into nonfiction research yet.


    22. For a children s book this was really intense It makes even an adult think When a confused molly asks her teachers at school everyone says communism is bad, but no one will tell me why and she was sent to the principal I felt it everyone talks about the war and those who fought, no one talks about the families here who live in fear everyday This book handled a very touchy subject with honesty and sensitivity.


    23. Another in the Dear America series, and one of the last I wanted to read I tend to be less interested in things historic that happened during my life time, especially Vietnam War era things I remember Vietnam War as a nuisance that interrupted my cartoons and made my parents sad or angry That being said, this was actually pretty good and I did learn some things about hippies, firemen and the Tet offensive.


    24. Of all the characters in the Dear America series, to me Molly seems the most real She isn t afraid to speak her mind and she gets into situations that are still relevant today, starting at the beginning of the book through to the end The disclaimer at the beginning was odd and I am not sure why it was put there but I suppose the author had a good reason, the Vietnam War being as controversial as it was and still is I also love how they connected her story and her brother s story.


    25. I thought this was a great book I really enjoyed reading it I thought Molly was such a great character Ellen Emerson White did a great job writing her as a character and the plot I can not wait to read My Name Is America which is the boy s version of Dear America, instead of diaries it is journals and her brother s side of the story.


    26. Favorite Dear America book so far The journals of both a Marine and his sister speaking about their war experience from two different angles This story is great for any student whom is interested in overseas battles, or even students who struggle with someone they love fighting for our country overseas.


    27. This book offers a look at the Vietnam War from the perspective of a teenage girl Although the war was simplified for middle elementary to middle school readers, I found it offered an understandable perspective that may serve as a good introduction to that piece of American history.


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