Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Robin Herrera / Apr 24, 2019

Hope Is a Ferris Wheel Ten year old Star Mackie lives in a trailer park with her flaky mom and her melancholy older sister Winter whom Star idolizes Moving to a new town has made it difficult for Star to make friends whe

  • Title: Hope Is a Ferris Wheel
  • Author: Robin Herrera
  • ISBN: 9781419710391
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ten year old Star Mackie lives in a trailer park with her flaky mom and her melancholy older sister, Winter, whom Star idolizes Moving to a new town has made it difficult for Star to make friends, when her classmates tease her because of where she lives and because of her layered blue hair But when Star starts a poetry club, she develops a love of Emily Dickinson and, thTen year old Star Mackie lives in a trailer park with her flaky mom and her melancholy older sister, Winter, whom Star idolizes Moving to a new town has made it difficult for Star to make friends, when her classmates tease her because of where she lives and because of her layered blue hair But when Star starts a poetry club, she develops a love of Emily Dickinson and, through Dickinson s poetry, learns some important lessons about herself and comes to terms with her hopes for the future.

    Hope Quotes quotes Hope Definition of Hope by Merriam Webster The drug has brought hope to thousands of sufferers We allowed ourselves to entertain hopes that the crisis would end soon The goal raised the hopes of the team The hope is that there will be a settlement soon The lawyers do not want to raise false hopes of an early settlement He told them the truth with the hope that they would understand. Hope is the thing with feathers City University of New York Hope is a thing because it is a feeling the thing feeling is like a bird Dickinson uses the standard dictionary format for a definition first she places the word in a general category thing , and then she differentiates it from everything else in that category. Hope Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one s life or the world at large As a verb, its definitions include expect with confidence and to cherish a desire with anticipation Among its Hope Quotes BrainyQuote Hope Quotes Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks Love recognizes no barriers It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Hope Define Hope at Dictionary the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best to give up hope. What is hope HowStuffWorks Hope is sometimes associated with denial that cancer patient, for example, may have false hope if scientists are nowhere near finding a cure Though hope has been decried as useless, there is something endearing about its endurance when times are bleak. Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Hope is the thing with feathers By Emily Dickinson Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all And sweetest in the Gale is heard And sore must be the storm That could abash the little Bird Hope Bible What Is Hope Desiring God Feb , I would suggest that faith is the larger idea and hope is a necessary part of biblical faith Hope is that part of faith that focuses on the future In biblical terms, when faith is directed to the future, you can call it hope But faith can focus on the past and the present too, so faith is the larger term.

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        I wrote HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL and love love love reading I read a lot of comics these days, and less fiction, but I m trying to get back into the prose world.Just a quick note I do not check the notifications here very often I do add books, especially when I have something to say about them.If you want to contact me, please do so through my website robinherrera


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    1. This is a review copy I won in a GR giveaway.I was worried this book would be too cutesy for my taste. When a ten-year-old girl says, "Heavenly Donuts!" I'm going to assume she's making a reference to the local snack shop. When I find out that's what passes for swearing in her family, I'm going to nerd-out and mutter about capitalizing that "D."But then I'm going to get over myself and enjoy a sweet, funny story. And I'm going to give the author extra credit for refusing to buy into the stereoty [...]


    2. I feel like I may have enjoyed this book when I was younger, but it was just a meh for me. It's the first Middle Grade book I've read in a long time. In elementary school, I was apart of The Hellen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Many of the books on the lists each year are award-winning and great books, so when this one landed the list a year or two ago, I knew I should read it. The main character was ten and adorable, but frankly, she got on my nerves. I hated the ending. I get that it was a "left up to [...]


    3. I had my teacher hat on when writing this :)Heavenly Donuts! What a great book! This was a funny, cute, sad, and thoughtful read. I loved the main character, Star Mackie :)Summary (some spoilers): Star, a 10 year old girl, lives in a trailer park called Treasure Trailers. She does not have any friends, and is teased due to her "mullet-like" haircut. Our quirky narrator is very lonely due to her lack of friends, an absent father, and a confusing relationship with her sister. Gradually, through he [...]


    4. Four and a half stars, rounded up.---Star Mackie is a spunky young fifth grader with blue hair from the trailer park. She lives with her mom and her older sister Winter, a writer that Star adores. This adoration, mixed with the hardships of making new friends when you're the new girl, inspires Star to start a new club at school when she falls in love with the poems of Emily Dickinson. Over the course of her shaping the Emily Dickinson club, Star learns how to be herself, no matter how different [...]


    5. HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEELL is the story of Star, a fifth-grader struggling to fit in with her new classmates after a move from Oregon to California, despite the fact that they tease her mercilessly over her trailer park address. This is a book of layers, from Star's mullet haircut (which she insists is only a bad layered cut), to the surprising depth of the school bully, the reasons behind her sister's sudden moodiness, and her mother's misguided parenting strategies. It's one of those novels teach [...]


    6. I can't remember the last book I read that made me feel so much. Incredible. Review to come!Edited 3/12/14:Weeks have passed since I finished reading an advance copy of HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL, and I just can't get it out of my head. Star, with her love of Emily Dickinson and yearning to make a true friend, is the heart and soul of the novel, but terrific supporting characters (particularly Star's punk older sister Winter) also help the story feel incredibly real. I need to give a shout-out to th [...]


    7. Star's family just moved and she needs some friends, so she starts a club at school. Star comes off as a bit too naive, even for a 10-yr-old fifth grader. Her friendship dilemma is solved by the end of the book but two other important plot lines (Star's possible relationship with her father and her sister Winter's situation) are left unresolved. For this reason, this middle grade novel feels incomplete and not entirely satisfying to me.Strong tie-ins to both social studies and language arts. Rea [...]


    8. Star Mackie is ten-years-old, recently moved from Oregon to northern California because her teen-aged sister, Winter, has to go to a "delinquent" school after getting expelled for starting a very different writing club. Star, Winter, their single mom, and mom's best friend Gloria, all live in a trailer park and the kids in Star's class make fun of that and also Star's blue hair, styled in a botched layer cut by Gloria that looks like a mullet. Star is a resilient girl and and decides to start a [...]


    9. Dear Robin,Robyn here. I too desire to be a cat lady someday, but my husband refuses to succumb to the joys and shenanigans of living with a minion of cats. Luckily my parents are experts and I can visit them any time. Thank you for writing Hope is a Ferris Wheel. Star is a character I could connect with since I grew up in a trailer house too and experienced firsthand the stigmas that come with it. I did not have a mullet, and even if I did I would never admit it. Thank you for bringing to life [...]


    10. I was quite charmed by this story. And oh so happy that it was written. So many of my students are impacted by poverty in so many ways. In our community, it is just the norm. So there isn't a lot of judgement. But I remember once one of my students was going to move to a community where low income didn't define the community in general. She was bright and spunky and didn't miss a thing. I knew she was going to be okay but I worried about the getting there to that place of okay. In this book, Sta [...]


    11. "Hope" is the thing with feathers-That perches in the soul-And sings the tune without the words-And never stops - at all-Star lives with her Mom and older sister, Winter, in a trailer park in northern California. Where they used lived in Oregon, it wasn't weird to live in a trailer. Star finds out the hard way that telling everyone she lives in a trailer park isn't going to make her a lot of friends in her new school. But Star doesn't give up. She starts an after school club to meet people, a cl [...]


    12. This book is about a ten-year-old girl named Star Mackie that lives in a trailer park with her flaky mom and her melancholy older sister, Winter, who Star looks up to. her classmates tease her because of where she lives and because of her layered blue hair. They would laugh at her when the kids at school would see Star walking by. When Star starts a poetry club, she develops a love of Emily Dickinson and, through Dickinson’s poetry. She learns some important lessons about herself and comes to [...]


    13. Ten-year-old fifth-grader Star Mackie has just moved into a California trailer park (right beside the dump) from Oregon with her mom and sister. The move has made it hard for her to make new friends, because her classmates tease her about her home and her "layered" dyed blue haircut. In order to help combat this Star decides to start up a new club, the first iteration is about trailer parks and then it morphs into a club dedicated to her newfound love of Emily Dickinson's poetry. Through this po [...]


    14. Robin Herrera’s Hope is a Ferris Wheel is a profoundly honest, sometimes starkly so, yet inspiring and hopeful coming of age story about one girl’s search for acceptance and truth. Real and immensely moving, with a wonderful heroine, Hope is a Ferris Wheel is such a lovely, memorable middle-grade contemp.Ten year old Star Mackie has just moved to a new town with her mother, older sister Winter, and her mom’s best friend Gloria. Made fun of at school for living in a trailer park and for her [...]


    15. Olivia SantosCore Reading Summer Reading Hope is A Ferris Wheel I read the book Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera. It is a realistic fiction book about Hope, a 10 year old girl from Oregon, who just moved to California and lives in a trailer park with her sister and her mom. Hope has to adjust to her new life in California, while also trying to find her father and organizing a club at school to get friends. With some unexpected twists and turns throughout the book, you won't be able to put [...]


    16. 10 year old Star so reminds me of one of my relatives who wore her hair spiky and loved wearing an army jacket and combat boots. But, unlike Star, she wasn't concerned about making friends and fitting in, she forged her own path. I can, however identify with the feelings of looking up to your big sister and everything written felt true to those feelings. Its wonderful how Herrera incorporated poems and metaphors and writing vocabulary words into the story in a way that doesn't come off as an edu [...]


    17. Hope is a Ferris Wheel has to be one of my favorite books. Robin Herrera did an amazing job with this book. I love how she wrote it the book just dragged me in, deeper and deeper the more I read. Robin puts the book in such word that you want to keep reading. But when you get to the end you’re sad and re-read it over and over again until you know the whole story by heart. My favorite character is Star (duh, she’s the main character), she has to be my favorite character because the way she ac [...]


    18. I went back and forth between giggles, and sad faces while I read Hope Is a Ferris Wheel.Star will capture your heart with her refreshing naivety (that's a word right?). Then you will feel all sad as she loses it through her hurdles. There are secrets, and you discover right along with Star that everybody caries some sort of baggage and we're usually not exactly who we appear to be.Star had to learn on her own that relationships are complicated. Some people are great at it and others are not and [...]


    19. HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL by Robin Herrera is lovely. I don’t use that word lightly because for some that translates to precious, which is not my thing and not this book. But the descriptive that keeps coming to mind when I think of this book is “lovely,” so I’m letting it ride. Robin’s novel is gentle and kind and a little brutal and true.Remember that time when you first discovered that what you considered normal was not the norm? I remember it distinctly, in the fifth grade, and it was [...]


    20. This book was not my cup of tea. The main character, Star (which is a terrible name of which I could not get over its terribleness), is so naive and pretty selfish. I do understand she's 10 years old, but she doesn't stop to think what others think or feel before herself. I honestly do not think she developed, other than the fact that she accepted some crap in her life. I was expecting more from this book, but it just didn't deliver. Also, like The Center of Everything from last year, there was [...]


    21. Star Mackie comes up with an idea to make friends at her school -- a trailer park club. Maybe if kids understood a bit about where she lives, it will be easier to make friends. The small group of misfits who show up are not what she had in mind. Things go sideways when the club decides to discuss Emily Dickinson instead.HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL is a touching read. Herrera gives Star an honest and memorable voice. The wit and intelligence that Star shows in her vocab words made me smile. And while [...]



    22. I really enjoyed this book. Left me with the same kind of feeling that Counting By Sevens did. Spunky girl character, who remains true to herself despite some teasing and obstacles.


    23. "e postcard itself wasn't a hope; it was a dream. And dreams need to fly."Refreshingly real and uplifting.


    24. Quite charming this book about a spunky 10-year old girl from the trailer park who writes the best vocabulary sentences, ever.



    25. I had a group of sixth grade girls who loved this book a couple years ago. It has an appealing title and cover, so it doesn't take much to get this one into a reader's hands.Ten-year-old Star lives in a trailer park with her mom and older sister, Winter. Much of the book centers around Star and her relationships with her mom and sister, Star's attempt to make friends and create a club at school, and her lack of a relationship with her father - whom she has only seen once from a distance. I appre [...]


    26. The novel "Hope Is a Ferris Wheel", defines the average life of a family of whom which currently live in a mobile trailer that is located at a trailer park. Though Star, the main character of the novel is considered normal to her trailer neighbors, her school criticizes her abnormal personal life. The novel as an entire summary features topics of which are not common which occur in Star's life. I believe the context of the novel can be read by ages over ten with ease because of its uncomplicated [...]


    27. I think this book is a good book because not only does it shows hope its shows compassion, this book has taught the readers bumps in life don't stop moving keep going hope is a Ferris wheel and it keeps spinning. The book also shows a comparison of friendship that we are all alike and no matter who we are where we live rich or poor everyone is equal in gods eyes. The book also explains if someone needs help don't worry and help them out because someday you might be the one that needs help people [...]


    28. Star and her family live in a trailer park in California and Star is adjusting to her new school and trying to make friends, so she decides to start a trailer park club at school that morphs into the Emily Dickinson club. Star starts butting heads with a group member who wants to discuss other poetry besides Emily Dickinson. Her older sister, Winter, is planning a trip to see their dad in Oregon, but that trip has a couple of surprises that Star wasn't expecting. A great story about children who [...]


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