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The Pearl Thief – tekijä: Elizabeth Wein
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The Pearl Thief (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2017; vuoden 2017 painos)

– tekijä: Elizabeth Wein (Tekijä)

Sarjat: Code Name Verity (prequel 1)

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Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is discovered, she experiences the prejudices his family has endured and tries to keep them from being framed for the crime.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The Pearl Thief
Kirjailijat:Elizabeth Wein (Tekijä)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2017), 336 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto, Aion lukea
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I am grateful to the author for her beautiful tribute to Scottish Travellers and freshwater pearl mussels. In fact, I wanted to learn more about these than the main character and her story. Julia Beaufort-Stuart was too brazen, flirtatious, and risky for me, but I admired her loyalty to family, land, and to helping the Travellers. Julie learns confidence and strength from the Travellers that serves her in Code Name Verity. Being a librarian, it was exciting to learn that the Inverfearny Library of the story is modeled after the Innerpeffray Library, Scotland's first free lending library founded in 1680! Includes a map of Strathfearn, an Author's Note on "Living With Uncertainty: Travellers and Pearls" and "We don't ken half what's buried in the peat" and "Some invaluable references and links of interest." ( )
  bookwren | Feb 24, 2021 |
Back in 2012 I read and loved Code Name Verity, so when I saw that this was a prequel to that story I had to read it. But if you have never Verity you can still read this. It works perfectly well as a stand alone novel, a tale of mysterious disappearances, possible thefts and possible murders.

Julie, our first person narrator, is home from school for the summer. Well, at her grandparents home that is in the process of being sold off to cover family debts. Her grandfather may have been Earl of Strathfearn, but titles don’t come with an income and bills still need to be paid. But on her first day back she is attacked and wakes up in the hospital with a head injury, unable to remember exactly what happened to her.

As I say, I loved Verity, and loved parts of this. But overall it just didn’t grab me as much as Verity did. I’m not sure why, because there is plenty to enjoy. Julie herself is a great character. She’s witty and intelligent, and sees how unfair the world is to women and to the Scottish Travellers. She is also naive and blind to her own prejudices from time to time, but then again, she is only fifteen years old and we all have our blind spots.

Overall I would recommend this, but more than anything it makes me think that I should really reread Verity… ( )
  Fence | Jan 5, 2021 |
I think this would have worked better if it hadn't been tied to the Verity books at all. The story isn't bad, but it's a bit of a let down after the suspense and plotting of [b: Code Name Verity|11925514|Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)|Elizabeth Wein|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1388161911s/11925514.jpg|16885788] and [b: Rose Under Fire|17262236|Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2)|Elizabeth Wein|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1368219053s/17262236.jpg|23859036]. I figured out several key pieces well before the characters, and Julie veered more into the tiring and flighty vein than her older incarnation from Verity.

That said, the descriptions of the pearls are lovely, there are some entertaining characters, and it seemed to do a good job of showing some of the prejudice Travellers face in Europe. It might be a good fit for a reader who wants a historical mystery, but I don't think I'd recommend it to fans of Wein's WWII stories. ( )
  bookbrig | Aug 5, 2020 |
The narrator was really well cast, with a light Scottish accent that matched the character. All of the characters were really well formed, and I enjoyed the way the main character formed different types of relationships with her friends. I especially enjoyed the friendship between Julie and Ellen.

I enjoyed the mystery as well but it mostly served as a way to throw different characters at each other and have them bounce off one another. The mystery was well formed but I feel like it was more of a background plot mechanism than the main focus of the story.

As a side note, I’ve read code name verity ages ago but I don’t remember much from it and I believe I didn’t grasp what was going on in it while I was reading it either (my fault not the authors). I’m curious now to read it again and find out how it relates to this tale. ( )
  Marieketron | Jul 9, 2020 |
4.5 stars ( )
  the_lirazel | Apr 6, 2020 |
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O, my love’s like a red, red rose,

that’s newly sprung in June;

O, my love’s like the melody

that’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

so deep in love am I,

and I will love thee still, my dear,

till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,

and the rocks melt wi’ the sun:

I will love thee still, my dear,

while the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only love!

And fare thee well awhile!

And I will come again, my love,

tho’ it were ten thousand mile.

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Time and change shall not avail

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Scottish river mussels are not like the little ones you get in the sea, , or find scoured as blue and white shells along the tide line. [They were] as long as my hand , and nearly as wide, narrowed in the middle like fiddles.

It was smooth and brown as a leather billfold, and it opened like a hymnal. I couldn't see anything that looked like a pearl, though the inside of the shell was beautiful. I held the two halves spread wide on my palms while Mrs. McEwen slid her thumbs under the shell's luckless inhabitant - but there was nothing in it but a gray blob of dying mussel.

I felt sad, all of a sudden - not about there being no pearl, but about us having killed a wild thing that had been minding its own business in the River Fearn for a hundred years or more. (p. 90-91)
"Now the summer's in its prime

Wi' the flowers sweetly bloomin'

And the wild mountain thyme -

"-All the moorland is perfumin', Ellen joined in.

We finished the verse together, and sang the whole thing at the tops of our voices, scaring birds. We walked side by side on the track over the moor that was ours by right of our being there, singing to the sky and the wind. (p. 151)
"We don't mind about keeping things," Ellen said. "If you give a Traveller girl a ring, she'll wear it until some other girl admires it, then like as not she'll give it to her friend. For love. For the pleasure of giving. Because what's the point in just having? If I give a thing, I'll remember how happy we both were when I made the gift." (p. 158-59)
... injustice [to Travellers] ... in being denied high school exams. I tried to imagine Ellen's lifetime spent enduring such an endless string of insults and violations. You'd have to have such certainty in your own self. You'd have to be so strong." (p. 205)
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Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is discovered, she experiences the prejudices his family has endured and tries to keep them from being framed for the crime.

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