• Title: Das Fieber
  • Author: Makiia Lucier Katharina Diestelmeier
  • ISBN: 9783551560124
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Das Fieber Herbst Die Spanische Grippe hat die Welt bereits im Griff Aber f r Cleo ist sie weit weg sie ist mit sich selbst und ihrer Zukunft besch ftigt Heiraten Bohemien werden oder an die Universit t D
    Herbst 1918 Die Spanische Grippe hat die Welt bereits im Griff Aber f r Cleo ist sie weit weg, sie ist mit sich selbst und ihrer Zukunft besch ftigt Heiraten, Bohemien werden oder an die Universit t Doch die Gegenwart holt Cleo bald brutal ein Die Seuche erreicht ihre Heimatstadt Schulen, Gesch fte, Theater schlie en das ffentliche Leben kommt zum Stillstand UndHerbst 1918 Die Spanische Grippe hat die Welt bereits im Griff Aber f r Cleo ist sie weit weg, sie ist mit sich selbst und ihrer Zukunft besch ftigt Heiraten, Bohemien werden oder an die Universit t Doch die Gegenwart holt Cleo bald brutal ein Die Seuche erreicht ihre Heimatstadt Schulen, Gesch fte, Theater schlie en das ffentliche Leben kommt zum Stillstand Und die Zahl der Opfer w chst Nicht Kleinkinder und Alte, sondern vor allem Menschen in der Bl te ihres Lebens sterben Als das Rote Kreuz freiwillige Helfer sucht, beschlie t Cleo, nicht mehr unt tig zu sein Selbst wenn es den Tod bedeuten k nnte.

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    1. *I received this ARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The “catch-line” description reads: A deadly pandemic, a budding romance, and the heartache of loss make for a stunning coming-of-age teen debut about the struggle to survive during the 1918 flu.### 1ISSUE: “A DEADLY PANDEMIC” Yeah so it’s the Spanish freaking Influenza, y’all. Millions upon millions of people – young and old alike – died painful, horrible, tragic deaths. And yet, where was all the drama? Despit [...]

    2. Am Samstag zu lesen begonnen und heute beendet: 'Das Fieber' ist mein zweites Buch aus dem Königskinder Verlag - ein fesselndes, auf historischen Tatsachen beruhendes Debüt, das mich mit seiner spannenden Thematik zu begeistern wusste - für alle, die sich für Jugendbücher mit historischem Setting Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts und fein gezeichneten, authentischen Charakteren interessieren, sehr lesens- und empfehlenswert.Eine ausführliche Besprechung folgt demnächst auf meinem Blog Bücherni [...]

    3. I am sobbing. Edmund is a dream. Cleo is a hero. So much sadness and happiness.Ruta Sepetys and this author should write a book together!Update 6/13/2017: I still go back to this book at times when my mind meanders. It shows in the book that the author researched extensively and implemented the information she had gathered for this time period. Cleo is that young woman you strive to be and wish to have by your side-- she is smart, kind, caring, and willing to put forth that extra effort when the [...]

    4. *This review also appears on the blog Chasm of Books*Thank you to HMH Books for Young Readers for this book via NetgalleyWell researched and haunting, A Death Struck Year is a novel about the heartbreaking truths of the Spanish Influenza outbreak that took so many innocent lives. Aside from the grim realities it portrays, it is also a story about a girl who is brave enough to go out into the world and give aid to those who need it most, despite the risk of getting infected herself.I lingered by [...]

    5. Four stars: A must read historical book!World War I wages on killing thousands and now a new threat has arrived. There are reports of a deadly outbreak of the Spanish Flu back East. For seventeen year old Cleo Berry, the flu is thousands of miles away from Portland, Oregon. Cleo's biggest worries are putting up with living in the school dormitories while her brother and his wife are away traveling and deciding what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Once Jack and Lucy leave, the flu arri [...]

    6. A DEATH-STRUCK YEAR reminds me of some of the American Girl books. It's well-researched and works hard to convey the essence of an era. It's also written to appeal to female audience. I-personally wouldn't suggest it as a read for adults, but there's nothing in particular to keep adults from enjoying it. [For those suggesting books for younger Tweens I would note that there is some swearing, a tiny bit of drinking used to explain prohibition, and, of course, there are sick people, dying people, [...]

    7. ***I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review***Let us review what I knew about the Spanish Influenza before reading this book:• It was terrible• The East coast was hit especially hard• It was one of the worst pandemics in history• It was spread more than anticipated because of troop movements during WW1And that’s about it. I had some idea that the Red Cross was involved (GO Red Cross!) but nothing definite. I know a lot more than that now. The greatest re [...]

    8. **My sister Josiphine received this as an arc and let me read it**So I started this book and I was a little bored. Cleo (the MC) was a little irritating. Most of the beginning Cleo is in school doing nothing we are all waiting for the actual plot to start.I persevered through the boredom of the beginning. And than the plot starts to climb. Things are happening the plot is moving along. Finally I am being drawn into the story. (view spoiler)[ Cleo leaves her school and is now in her house alone ( [...]

    9. My rating: 2.5 of 5 starsI received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.It’s 1918 in Portland, Oregon and 17-year-old Cleo Berry is living temporarily in the dormitory of her school when her guardians, her older brother and his wife, leave on vacation to celebrate their anniversary. Soon after their departure the news everyone has been dreading arrives: the Spanish influenza has made its way to [...]

    10. A horrific and terrifying time in U.S. history comes to life in A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier as hundreds of thousands of U. S. citizens fall to the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. From coast to coast people died and heroes rose. One such hero was seventeen-year-old Cleo Berry, from Portland, Oregon, a girl boarding temporarily at her school until the return of her guardians. The residents of the West Coast felt distant from the flu until traveling soldiers bring it home and it spreads like [...]

    11. 2.5 Stars A Death-Struck Yearis the latest in a line of Love-in-the-times-of-epidemic stories. The historical setting is well-researched and put together; the drama that was the times make it an engrossing read.Except--The author makes a job of 'telling' instead of 'showing'. She mentions in passing Cleo's deep friendships with the girls at school, her run-ins with various people across town etc. Apart from the bond with her brother Jack, I failed to connect with any of the characters. And when [...]

    12. There have been quite a few good books about Spanish Influenza in the last few years, but A Death-Struck Year stands out among them as unusually realistic. Put simply, it is a story about unlikely heroes, regular people who chose to help others when help is most needed, regardless of the danger. A Death-Struck Year is about a teen girl who joins the Red Cross volunteers during the outburst of Spanish Influenza in Portland, despite being far too young to do so. I myself have spent many, many year [...]

    13. I’m conflicted about how I want to review this because of the historical aspect. Most people know about the Spanish Influenza and I think that the author relied heavily on this because there isn’t very much talk about it nor about Cleo’s background. However, it’s a fairly strong novel and I can’t wait to see what Lucier comes out with next.A Death-Struck Year starts out actually quite boring. I felt myself quickly lose interest and shaking my head saying, “this is why I don’t read [...]

    14. A fine debut novel that highlights the Spanish Flu of 1918- 1920.The book skims many other topics - Prohibition, WW1, private schools, gender roles, the Red Cross, birth control (Sanger) and new technology. Some of the topics are mentioned in passing and not developed much, but that's okay with me; a teacher could use this to further discuss these issues with students. In fact, the author's development of the flu and its horrific impact is often provided in a short manner. There is no lingering [...]

    15. I didn't at first realize that this was a simple romance really targeting young adults. The story is set against the backdrop of the factual Spanish Flu pandemic that claimed so many lives in the early 20th Century. Sometimes it's nice to read something light and easy-going and for this I enjoyed it. A good debut novel that I think young readers will enjoy.

    16. Potential Spoilers!!This review has some spoilers at the end but I labeled where they pop up.Cleo Berry is a seventeen year old girl living with her uncle and aunt in Portland, Oregon during 1918. When her aunt and uncle travel for a much needed vacation, Cleo is forced to take residence at her school. Not long after she arrives, the Spanish Influenza presents itself in Portland and Cleo makes the decision to join the Red Cross. As of lately, I have been on a huge historical fiction kick, so whe [...]

    17. Disclaimer: if you're not that interested in epidemics and/or pandemics, and prefer them in the backdrop of your story, this is probably not the book for you. I, on the other hand, love them, and I love the 1918 flu pandemic and WWI even more. (Is it weird that I have favorite pandemics? Probably.) Lucier includes so much detail in her portrayal of Cleo's volunteer work and the hospital, and I cherished every moment of it. On top of all that fun, the main character, the supporting characters, an [...]

    18. I am definitely not a fan of historical fiction but wow I loved this book. Its about a girl who signs up to volunteer for the Red Cross in Portland, Oregon during the Spanish Influenza epidemic. Her job is to go door to door and distribute information on how to avoid contracting it but if she finds someone sick in their home she has to bring them to the hospital. Her way of dealing with loss and understanding her own role in saving these peoples lives was really interesting and though it was a s [...]

    19. Nachdem ihre Eltern sehr früh gestorben sind, lebt Cleo, 17 Jahre alt, bei ihrem viel älteren Bruder Jack und seiner Frau Lucy. Als diese zur Feier ihres Hochzeitstages eine längere Reise unternehmen wollen, muss sie für ein paar Wochen im Internat wohnen. Dort wird sie noch mehr mit der bitteren Wahrheit konfrontiert, dass sie im Gegensatz zu ihren Freundinnen überhaupt noch keine Ahnung hat, was sie nach der Schule machen soll. Doch bald werden diese Überlegungen vollkommen verdrängt, d [...]

    20. Rezi auf tintentickIn gewohnt hochwertiger Aufmachung kommt dieses Buch daher. Das rosa-graue Cover mit der wiederholt dargestellten Krankenschwester fällt definitiv auf. Obwohl es doch sehr speziell ist, passt es hervorragend zu diesem historischen Jugendbuch. Zudem finde ich auch den deutschen Buchtitel "Das Fieber" viel ansprechender als den englischen "Death-Struck Year"."Das Fieber" ist ein Buch über die verheerende Pandemie im 20. Jahrhundert, die so viele Menschen das Leben kostete. Es [...]

    21. A great piece of historical fiction! I studied the Spanish Influenza in eighth grade science so I that's what prompted me to want to pick up this book. I had an idea of how difficult and deadly the Influenza of 1918 was, but this book (although fiction) brought everything to life that I had already learned. I really enjoyed it! I'm a sucker for anything set in the early to mid 1900s so the year(s) this book was set in (1918) was something I knew I would enjoy right away.The main character in thi [...]

    22. I absolutely loved the book and I can give a number of reasons why. The book is about a 17 year old girl named Cleo Berry. She is sent to boarding school where she will stay for 5 weeks while her brother and sister-in-law are away for their anniversary. While she is at the school. The Spanish flu spreads to her isolated town in Oregon. Her "safe haven" has become anything but as the Flu quickly spreads and kills. Feeling the need to help the helpless, joins the Red Cross and works her rounds aro [...]

    23. A Death-Struck Year is an emotional book about a very interesting period of U.S. history.After recently reading In the Shadow of Blackbirds and seeing that A Death-Struck Year was about the 1918 flu pandemic, I knew I had to read it.Once again I will remind you that historical fiction is my favorite genre, so my reviews are always biased because of that. But, I just absorbed A Death-Struck Year.It's a very short book, but powerful. It moves fast (as the flu epidemic did) and slams you hard with [...]

    24. THE LOWDOWN:The Spanish influenza is devastating the East Coast—but Cleo Berry knows that’s a world away from the safety of her home of Portland, Oregon. And then the flu moves into the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters are shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode—and into panic.Seventeen-year-old Cleo is told to stay put in her quarantined boarding school, but when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she can’t ignore the call. In the grueling days that f [...]

    25. Cleo Berry is a 17-year-old orphan, living under the care of her [much] older brother Jack and his wife Lucy. She goes to an all-girl's school in Portland, Oregon. While Jack and Lucy go off on an anniversary trip, she will be stuck for 6 weeks at the school (some of the students board there), which seems a bit much. Surely she can manage on her own for a few weeks alone? The Spanish Influenza has been devastating the East Coast, but that's so far away, that no-one is really worried about it. Th [...]

    26. A Death-Struck Year is an excellent historical novel for teens from debut author Makiia Lucier about the 1918 flu epidemic, which continues to fascinate and frighten into the 21st century. As the novel opens, we meet Cleo, a 17-year old orphan who's being raised by her older brother and his wife. She's a student at a ritzy girls' boarding school in Portland when the flu epidemic begins in the United States, but despite the dire news reports about the epidemic striking East Coast cities, she feel [...]

    27. I really enjoyed reading this book. I have to admit this is not one I would have picked on my own. I don’t make it a habit to pick up historical fiction novels. The only times I have done so is when a friend practically shoved the book in my arms. However as I was reading this I was quickly captivated by the plot and the characters. This novel also is great at educating its readers. I knew about the Spanish Flu but it never occurred to me to think of people’s reactions, the panic, and things [...]

    28. A very well-written, accessible account of the horrors of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, as seen by a 17-year old girl. Right from the beginning I connected with Cleo, as she struggled to figure out her calling in life when all her friends seemed to have everything under control.Life was completely normal for her, in fact, until the disease reached a nearby military base. Then everything started to become locked down, anything to prevent the spread of the disease that incapacitated and killed so [...]

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