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Monday, November 20, 2006

I Thought the Best Part of Guerrilla Season was......

Now that you have read the entire novel, think back to which part you enjoyed the most.

What was your favorite part of Guerrilla Season? Tell us about a scene or portion of the book that really stands out from the rest and WHY it was your favorite.

Please answer this question by posting a comment to this blog entry by clicking on the "comments" link below this post. Please remember to use either your first name only or no name. Any comments with full names will not be posted. Thanks.

28 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the book was great! I liked the ending most.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm..that's difficult because there are so many amazing parts to this book! But if I had to pick a favorite part of Guerrilla Season I would probably say when Matt finds Mr. Stone's dead body. I liked this part because it was so descriptive and I could really see the picture in my mind!!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of Guerrilla Season was when Matt's mom gets a letter back from her parents and she asks if anyone has something to say and Matt just lets loose! This was my favorite part because it just really interesting to see who wanted to leave and not.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The part that I thought stood out in the story was the day Betsy and Matt found Mr Stones body, cause it really gave me a good idea of how the two sides treated each other.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the best part of guerrilla season was when Matt went to Jesse's party. During this short time period Matt had alot of different feelings and mixed emotions. He felt joy because of susie and confusing because of Jesse. This part of the book was very sweet when he was with Susie

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that best part of the book was the part when Susie pushed Matt out of the tree because Matt likes Susie and was liking that he had her undivided attention and they having fun. Then Susie just pushed him out of the tree and everyone is now yelling at Susie and Matt dizzy. It was just really funny to read about something like that happening.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the best part of the book was when Matt decided to leave for the North and he gave Jesse Salt. It showed that he really cared about Jesse but he didn't stay because then he would've become a bushwacker.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the book was when Matt and his Mother were riding Salt and Sugar for the last time. It really showed how close they were to each other.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the best part of the book was when Clay screamed and yelled and whipped Ben. I thought this because it really showed how Clay felt about part of his family taking sides in the war.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the best part in the book was when Matt and Jesse were fishing and the Guerrillas "attacked" them when it was really Buck. I thought that something was going to happen to the boys!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part in Guerrilla Season was when Matt is taken away from his family to work for the union. This was my favorite part because Matt starts to learn a little more about Samuel.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my favorite parts of Guerrilla Season was at the very beginning when Matt and Jessie were hunting and were caught by the Guerrillas because it really showed how the country was divided.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the best part of Guerrilla Season was when Matt wakes up in the middle of the night because of the shots that went off. I like this part in the book because it is very suspenseful, and it kept me wanting to read it.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of this story was right before Mr. Stone died, because you could begin to see some tensions developing between Matt and the other characters, such as Jesse, Mr. Stone, the provost marshal (Mr. Ford), and Susie.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of Guerrilla season was when Matt falls out of the tree when Suzie is reading his palm. It stands out the most because Matt knows that Suzie cares about him but he still yells at the love of his life.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the best part of gurrilla season was the part when Matt was confrunted by the two men that were asking him question about being a bushwhackers. And if he new who was at a farm that night starting fires.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 'Anonymous said' and 'Anonymous said' In that when Matt comes across Mr. Stone's dead body. It was the most interesting part of the novel, and all the descriptive details used by Pat Hughes enabled me to really visualize this body and its surroundings.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I would have to say my favorite part of Guerrilla Season would be when Matt and Betsy found Mr. Stone's dead body because the sentences describing the scene really showed me what Mr. Stone could have looked like when he lie in the ditch. Yes, it was a creepy image, but very descriptive.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my favorite parts in the book Guerrilla Season would have to be when Buck (Jesse's brother) came home from the war to check up on his family. I loved this part because I had no idea what was going to happen and I felt like I just had to keep reading! I think I would have been just as scared as Matt, and I think he did the right thing by leaving the situation. This part in the book really sparked my imagination, and i have enjoyed it ever sense.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the best part of Guerrilla Season was when Matt's mother was trying to save his life because I felt that I was in the book. When I read the part I visualized Matt's mother begging for Matt's life that was what I thought was the best part of Guerrilla Season

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of Guerrilla Season was when Matt and his mom were riding Salt and Sugar in the prairie. I could sense that both of them were really happy to be with each other, sharing the moment.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the book was when Matt and Susie were in the tree out in the forest. I really appreciate it when authors add that aspect to a book, it makes it easier for the reader to relate.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of Guerrilla Season was when Matt got caught by the Union soldiers on his way back home from the party. I liked this part because it was unpredictable and really put depth to the story.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that the best part of Guerrilla Season was when Matt's family gets all the letters Ms. Howard's father in Pennsylvania.

~MC Concertmaster

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the best part og Guerrilla Season is when Matt finds Jesse and family after they have been hurt, because it gives detailed description of what had happened and had an impact on my view of the Union and the war as a whole.

~MC Candy Apple

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best part of this book is when he goes to the camp. His mind changes about staying in the south. He has to suffer, with limited food. It makes him think about how hard living in a military group is. He also sees new things.
~Dhruv the Dominant

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Pat Hughes said...

I really liked reading all your answers about your favorite part of "GS"! The answers were so varied, and your reasons so nicely thought out. Reading this thread has really made me feel that I was able to "connect" you with my characters, which makes me very very happy!

- Pat

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that my favorite part of this book was the part where Sussie pushed Matt out of the tree. I liked this part because I could really picture Matt yelling in pain and Sussie crying her eyes out!

6:35 PM  

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