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Medina Hill is a captivating and unforgettable story of friendship, bravery, and justice.I really loved reading this book because it had a sort of old fashioned yet modern voice to it which I thought gave the book a timeless feel This chronicle of Dominic s journey to bravery with the help of his newly found hero, Lawrence of Arabia, is simple but detailed Everything in Medina Hill is excitingly fresh from the Romany gypsies to the mysterious coves of Zennor, Cornwall The odd and charming cro Medina Hill is a captivating and unforgettable story of friendship, bravery, and justice.I really loved reading this book because it had a sort of old fashioned yet modern voice to it which I thought gave the book a timeless feel This chronicle of Dominic s journey to bravery with the help of his newly found hero, Lawrence of Arabia, is simple but detailed Everything in Medina Hill is excitingly fresh from the Romany gypsies to the mysterious coves of Zennor, Cornwall The odd and charming crowd living at Medina Hill is probably the best thing in this novel Otto, the over zealous thriller writer, is my favorite out the bunch but all of them are just as lovable.Though told from a eleven year old boy s point of view, Medina Hill can target an a juvenile as well as older audience because of its coming of age themes and seasoned perspective Combining adventure, history, matchless characters, Kent has done an extraordinary job on creating her first novel I can only hope she hasstories to share.Overall, Medina Hill s ageless narrative of justice and bravery is sure to capture readers of all ages I highly recommend Trilby Kent was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up cities on both sides of the Atlantic After completing degrees at Oxford and The London School of Economics, she worked in the rare books department at a promient auction house before turning to writing feature articles for publications in Europe and North America She now lives in London, England Medina Hill is her first novel Age Group YA, ages 11 Content None Recommend Yes Courtesy of booksandliteratureforteens.blogspot.com The sepia toned cover of this book caught my eye An old fashioned English schoolboy sitting on his case a gypsy wagon and entourage a rider on a camel what could they have in common The story is told from the point of view of young Dominic Walker, who explains on page two that he forgot how to speak during a math lesson in school His description of the struggle to force reluctant words out of his mouth is entrancingly real, and the reader s heart aches for the child.But Dominic is no tragic The sepia toned cover of this book caught my eye An old fashioned English schoolboy sitting on his case a gypsy wagon and entourage a rider on a camel what could they have in common The story is told from the point of view of young Dominic Walker, who explains on page two that he forgot how to speak during a math lesson in school His description of the struggle to force reluctant words out of his mouth is entrancingly real, and the reader s heart aches for the child.But Dominic is no tragic hero He s a very real, mostly ordinary lad who picks out a book to read because the cover s not brown and he can t quite get out the words to say he doesn t want one He meets some rather extraordinary strangers, but they re really not so odd as they seem in his young eyes And he wanders through a very real world from London to Cornwall in the years between the wars.The writing is bright and consistent, the characters fascinating, and the scenery detailed and true I really enjoyed Dominic s tale and its gentle lessons, a reminder that not all is as good or as bad as it seems, that communication takes deeds as well as words, and that bravery can be something as simple and straightforward as doing what s right Trilby creates the backdrop of this book beautifully, combining the feel of London in the 1930s and the escape into the past with Lawrence of Arabia The difficulty of life during that period is evident in the parents of Dominic and Marlo their mother ill and father unemployed But, they each find their own outlets in different books These interests peak when they leave with their Uncle Roo and connect with other people who bear the same interests I love how their coping mechanisms grow into Trilby creates the backdrop of this book beautifully, combining the feel of London in the 1930s and the escape into the past with Lawrence of Arabia The difficulty of life during that period is evident in the parents of Dominic and Marlo their mother ill and father unemployed But, they each find their own outlets in different books These interests peak when they leave with their Uncle Roo and connect with other people who bear the same interests I love how their coping mechanisms grow into something tangible and important, not just slip to the side when taken away from the uncomfortable situation at home.The story holds your interest with the different events taking place While you follow Dominic during most of the book, you get a great sense of Marlo and her own struggles Add in the gypsies, especially one young girl, that live nearby Uncle Roo s home, and we find Dominic partakingenchanting and fun adventures There are other characters that add color to the pages, each one with such differing personalities and background that anyone could find a character to relate to or know of a person just like them.I had a personal connection to this book that really put me into Dominic s shoes during his journey to speaking again When I entered Kindergarten, I did not talk at school at all I was over it by the end of the year, but from that experience, I can definitely relate to the main character Overall, I fell in love with the story and the characters and you really can t ask for anythingfrom a book Medina Hill was a piece of young adult historical fiction that brings a lot of elements together including family, injustice, friendship, and leadership I think it would be a perfect book for a middle school aged boy and maybe even girl that is interested in historical fiction.While I appreciated all the different elements and themes the author brought together such as a mis matched group of residents that live in the Medina Hill boarding house, the Gypsy girl that Dominic befriends, and Domin Medina Hill was a piece of young adult historical fiction that brings a lot of elements together including family, injustice, friendship, and leadership I think it would be a perfect book for a middle school aged boy and maybe even girl that is interested in historical fiction.While I appreciated all the different elements and themes the author brought together such as a mis matched group of residents that live in the Medina Hill boarding house, the Gypsy girl that Dominic befriends, and Dominic s love of Lawrence of Arabia there were so many different parts that I didn t know really want to focus on and I don t think I got as much from any of the plots like I had expected I definitely wanted to knowabout the residents of the boarding house and Dominic s aunt and uncle.I think of all the plots the one of Dominic and his Gypsy friend Sancha was the most complete Their friendship made sense and was genuine And I do think that the way the story unfolds is clever, how it uses all the different plot points and helps Dominic really find his voice I also liked Dominic s sister Marlo and the personal journey that she goes through while in Medina Hill.Overall a young adult historical pick for a middle schooler that explores a lot of topics Medina Hill is a greatly told young adult historical, because of it s mix of finding true friendship and bravery in life.Dominic was a character that was easy to like and one you constantly rooted for from the start The same also goes for his sister, but, I personally would have loved to seenabout Dominic s aunt and uncle, along with the other artists in the colony, back stories Simply because they were easily some of my favorite characters Further , it interesting to see how Medina Medina Hill is a greatly told young adult historical, because of it s mix of finding true friendship and bravery in life.Dominic was a character that was easy to like and one you constantly rooted for from the start The same also goes for his sister, but, I personally would have loved to seenabout Dominic s aunt and uncle, along with the other artists in the colony, back stories Simply because they were easily some of my favorite characters Further , it interesting to see how Medina Hill tied in with the story Dominic was reading about Lawrence of Arabia Plus, Trilby s writing made story flow quite well, making it an overall captivating tale.In all, Medina Hill is definitely a novel I suggest to all, especially young boys and girls I look forward to seeing what Trilby comes up with next Grade B Medina Hill is a cute historical read for tweens The story may play out a little too conveniently for older readers, but for young readers I thought it was perfect I loved the eccentric cast they were lots of fun I just wish we could have gotten to know them a littleBut I did like what we did see I especially liked Birdie, who can communicate with the dead I also liked Dominic s adventures with the gypsies and Sancha was a great character The friendship between Dominic and Sancha is Medina Hill is a cute historical read for tweens The story may play out a little too conveniently for older readers, but for young readers I thought it was perfect I loved the eccentric cast they were lots of fun I just wish we could have gotten to know them a littleBut I did like what we did see I especially liked Birdie, who can communicate with the dead I also liked Dominic s adventures with the gypsies and Sancha was a great character The friendship between Dominic and Sancha is the one we really get to see the most, and I thought their interactions were true to tweens today and readers could relate I also got a kick out of Marlo, Dominic s sister, and her quest to find the perfect recipe to enter the local fair I think my favorite part of this one was the fact that a book that Dominic was reading played a big part in the story This is one I would add to your library if you have students looking for historical reads that aren t bogged down in depressing storylines Since his father lost his job and his mother became ill, Dominic has lost his voice in public His parents send he and his sister to stay for the summer with their uncle in the country where Dominic finds encouragement and adventure with tales of Lawrence of Arabia and compassion and courage with his friendship with a Romany girl. This book is supposed to be for younger kids, but I am not sure that many younger students would go to it Dominic is a likable character, as is his sister Marlo, but the references to Lawrence of Arabia and gypsies may be difficult for some to understand. (FREE DOWNLOAD) ⚠ Medina Hill ó In the grimy London of , eleven year old Dominic Walker has lost his voice His mother is sick and his father s unemployed Rescue comes in the form of his Uncle Roo, who arrives to take him and his young sister, Marlo, to Cornwall There, in a boarding house populated by eccentric residents, Marlo, who keeps a death grip on her copy of The New Art of Cooking, and Dominic, armed withIncredible Adventures for Boys Colonel Lawrence and the Revolt in the Desert, find a way of life unlike any they have known Dominic s passion for Lawrence of Arabia is tested when he finds himself embroiled in a village uprising against a band of travelers who face expulsion In defending the vulnerable, Dominic learns what it truly means to have a voiceTrilby Kent brilliantly handles a far off time and place to present a story of up to the minute relevance Rated 3.5Reviewed for Nerds Heart YA competition