The Guns of Easter

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O'Brien Press, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 167 pages
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Cindy, a savvy yet cynical teenager, still traumatized by her mother's recent death, is appalled when her father falls in love with one of her teachers, a woman with two teenage daughters of her own. She cannot imagine a worse fate than having her teacher as her stepmother, and as for the two prissy girls, she is never going to call them sisters . . . no way! But if Cindy dislikes her prospective sisters, Ashling and Orla think she is an absolute horror -- spoiled, arrogant, and atrociously rude to them and their mother when they visit her house. Will the girls ever get along and learn to be a family? Featuring the girls' stories in two unique, back-to-back diaries, one for Cindy and the other for Ashling and Orla, readers can choose which story to begin with and will enjoy the varying viewpoints recording the same events.

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Review: The Guns of Easter (The Conway Family #1)

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I really liked this book. It is really good if you like history, or even just Irish history. :) It's an amazing read and really gives you a good intro about Ireland during the Civil War and Irelan with the IRA and the IRB. I would recommened to read the sequel, Winter Of Spies. :D Read full review

Review: The Guns of Easter (The Conway Family #1)

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This book was recommended to me and certainly didn't disappoint. It's the story of a young boy living in the slums of Dublin during the British invasion. The story takes place during the Easter ... Read full review



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Gerard Whelan was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and has lived and worked in several European countries. After some time living in Dublin, he has returned to live in his native Wexford. He is the author of many books for children and a multiple award-winner. His first novel, The Guns of Easter , won the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award for first-time writers. Dream Invader later won the Bisto Book of the Year Award . He has also been shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland awards. Gerard is also the author of A Winter of Spies and Out of Nowhere .

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