Dec 04, 2020
The Ethan I Was Before
Posted by Ali Standish

Ethan had been many things He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey But that was before Before the accident that took Kacey from him Before his family moved from Boston to the small town of Palm Knot, Georgia.Palm Knot may be tiny, but it s the home of possibility and second chances It s also home toEthan had been many things He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey But that was before Before the accident that took Kacey from him Before his family moved from Boston to the small town of Palm Knot, Georgia.Palm Knot may be tiny, but it s the home of possibility and second chances It s also home to Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories Coralee may be just the friend Ethan needs, except Ethan isn t the only one with secrets Coralee s are catching up with her, and what she s hiding might be putting both their lives at risk.

  • Title: The Ethan I Was Before
  • Author: Ali Standish
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Ethan I Was Before Ali Standish Ethan s family is escaping Boston for the small town of Palm Knot, Georgia But Ethan s not sure he ll ever escape the memories of the accident that cost him everything When Ethan meets Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories, he starts to wonder if it s possible to become the boy he used to be again. The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish Debut novel Ethan is a happy, rather typical middle schooler in Boston, Massachusetts He has a good relationship with his parents, his older brother Roddie, and Roddie s girlfriend, Grace Ethan s true soulmate is his best friend, Kacey Reid I was careful not to say girlfriend The Reid s live next door to the Truett s, and the kids grew up almost as siblings. The Ethan I Was Before HarperCollins The Ethan I Was Before is an award winning story of love and loss, wonder and adventure, and ultimately of hope Lost in the Sun meets The Thing About Jellyfish in Ali Standish s breathtaking debut A poignant middle grade novel of friendship and forgiveness, this is a classic in the making Ethan had been many things He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially The Ethan I Was Before Standish, Ali The Ethan I was Before is an extraordinary debut novel from author Ali Standish This book was recommended to our book club by a member who teaches middle school This story truly touched my heart the author takes you back to those innocent and insecure years when your world is still small. Ethan Iverson Wikipdia Ethan Iverson est un pianiste, compositeur et critique amricain de jazz, principalement connu pour son travail avec le trio The Bad Plus Il a jou avec Mark Turner, Billy Hart, Lee Konitz, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, ou encore Tim Berne. Ethan Wikipdia Ethan est un nom d origine hbraque cit dans la Bible. Personnages bibliques Le premier Ethan rencontr dans la Bible est l un des petits fils de Juda, lui mme fils de Jacob vers av J CIl est mentionn dans le premier livre des Chroniques, chapitre , verset L autre est lvite.Il chante et joue de la cymbale pendant le transfert de l Arche d alliance Jrusalem. Ethan and Cole Set a Trap for the Mysterious Ethan and Cole go deep in to the desert to find the mysterious Leprechaun creature They take their Nerf Rival blasters and head out to the wilderness With Prnom Ethan signification, origine, fete Histoire Ethan est issu des termes signifiants fort, ferme, en hbreu Le prnom Ethan a fait son apparition en France vers L ascension des prnoms Ethan Zuckerman Wikipdia Ethan Zuckerman n en est un universitaire des mdias , blogueur et activiste d Internet amricain Il est le directeur du MIT Center for Civic Media de et l auteur, plus rcemment de Rewire Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection Se recbler le cosmopolitisme numrique l re de la connexion qui remporte le Prix du Livre Zcalo The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency, Literary Agent The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency was established in by Ethan Ellenberg who was a contracts manager for Berkley and associate contracts manager for Bantam Since its inception the agency has represented several bestselling authors, career novelists, and professional writers In addition to new and published authors, the agency also represents rights on behalf of publishers and literary

    The Ethan I Was Before Ethan had been many things He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare especially from his best friend Kacey But that was before Before the accident that took Kacey from hi

    Rikke

    This book is really wonderful I enjoyed A LOT in fact, I or less breezed through it, that s how well told it is I imagine quite a lot of readers will like it Especially the ones who adore serious novels, because this one does deal with some serious subjects Is it a 4 or a 5 stars read for me It kinda feels perfect, but then there s a tiny tinge of perfect behavior that did rub me the wrong way once and again So for now, it s a 4 stars If it turns out to be one of the unforgettable ones, I will [...]


    Betsy

    Southern Gothic children s literature Sounds crazy, no But as weird as it might sound it s a legitimate genre You may think it s all Flannery and Faulkner but kids have a delightful range to choose from Now usually such books are in the vein of Sheila Turnage and her Three Times Lucky series,Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R Simon, and J.E Thompson sThe Girl from Felony Bay Which is to say, mysteries The Ethan I Was Before by the North Carolina born Ali Standish isn t a mystery in the traditi [...]


    Carlie Sorosiak

    You remember that, whatever happens You are stronger than you know It takes a lot for a book to make me cry The Ethan I Was Before had me completely choking up What a gorgeous, gorgeous middle grade novel There is so much heart and love in this book It s one of those novels that you just know is going to be on a classics list, and is exactly the sort of book I would ve treasured as a kid And I probably would ve begged my parents for a pet wolf and a pet alligator Once you read the story, you ll [...]


    Danielle

    Sometimes a story is all you haveSometimes that can be enough Trying to destroy hope is like trying to clean sand out of your beach bagThere s always going to be a grain or two left Memory, story, grief, compassion, family, friendship, how to move forward when the best and worst are in the past A moving, gripping book that will have you putting yourself in the place of Ethan, and all the characters The last sections are beautiful.


    Michele Knott

    What I loved about this story is how all of the story strands are woven together at the end The ending really brought the entire book together and held a place in my heart.


    Claudia

    This hauntingly beautiful debut novel by the prodigiously talented Standish takes as its starting point the unanswerable question what becomes of who you were before if you unwittingly do something tragic and irrevocable that divides your life forever into two parts, Before and After The portraits of Ethan, his currently estranged brother, previously estranged grandfather, troubled parents, and charismatic but unsettling new friend Coralee are brilliantly drawn Standish kept me turning pages in [...]


    Kristin

    A heartbreaking, beautiful book of resilience, grief, and forgiveness amidst one boy s struggle with guilt To help him heal after the loss of his best friend, Ethan s family moves from Boston to Palm Knot, Georgia Specifically to his Grandpa s house Where getting along isn t always easy First time author Standish has crafted a winning, emotional debut You ll root for Ethan the whole way through.


    Patrick

    Wow, wow, wow I loved this story Such a multi layer plot with multi dimensional characters Absolutely beautiful Ethan is a strong role model for our young people A must read


    Becca AE

    This book was a page turner filled with adventure, magic, and friendship while also dealing delicately with the subject of trauma More than anything, the story is gripping The dialogue feels natural and true to the characters personalities and their ages The author shows a talent for writing clearly and effectively on a sensitive topic and young readers will surely see the connection between the story and the tough situations present in their own lives This is a book that will help kids find the [...]


    Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Ethan and his family move from Boston to the south to live with his grandfather, who is elderly and having problems The family felt they needed to move because something horrible and undefined has happened to Ethan s best friend and neighbor, Kacey, and he was unable to move on His older brother is really miffed, and the grandfather has been dysfunctionally grieving his wife s death from breast cancer 30 years ago Ethan manages to make a new friend, Corale [...]


    Wendy MacKnight

    From the very first page, we are sucked into the mystery of what happened to Ethan Truitt s best friend Kacey and why it resulted in his parents moving themselves, him, and his older brother Roddie to a small town with Georgia to live with Grandpa Ike, who seems less than thrilled to have them there Ethan is a haunted, broken boy, and his heartbreak makes the reader s heart break Nothing his family does seems to bring him out of his depression and guilt, but a small spitfire named Coralee, may b [...]


    Czechgirl

    When I saw this book at the bookstore, I was intrigued by it because of its cover I passed it by only to regret it later when I saw my Twitter friends post rave reviews of this book This is my 4th 2017 middle grade book to read and is my favorite 2017 middle grade read thus far The theme to this book is friendship Ethan is a lucky boy Although he lost one friend through a tragic accident, he finds true friendship again when his family moves to a new town Love it.


    AmandaSchreiber

    This book has been the best book I ve read so far in 2017 It has a great central story about how tragedy can change a person but the twists turns of the subplots wouldn t let me put this one down I also enjoyed seeing a MG novel with a strong yet sensitive male main character Perfect for middle grade readers Readers who loved Swing Sideways, The Thing about Jelly Just My Luck will be drawn to Ethan s story


    Scott Fillner

    Wow This book is wonderful It has an emotional story and is written with such skill and beauty I can see pulling this book apart and using it many times over as a mentor text I HIGHLY recommend this book to 10 year olds on up This book will no doubt end up in our Mock Newbery club next year.


    Dana Langer

    A sweet, beautifully written story about grief, family, and friendship, this is a perfect book to give fans of Lisa Graff s Lost in the Sun.


    Amy

    This was so, so good Definite recommend.Ethan is not the same person he was before Kacey Not even close He keeps trying to run away, but his family always stops him He thinks that if he could just get back to her, just one time, things might be different But they won t Because he s pretty sure he killed her.His family moves away from Boston, and relocates in Georgia to move in with his estranged grandfather Once there, Ethan meets Coralee and begins to wonder if he can in fact move on If he doe [...]


    Carrie Cross

    Beautifully written, engaging plot, and well developed characters The slightly depressing theme that never let up made it an A minus for me Interweaving light hearted or humorous scenes would have made it a 5 star read for this age group, in my opinion.


    Lilla

    A perfect middle grade novel that s chock full of everything you want a middle grader to experience friendships, family strife, guilt a lot of guilt, and natural disasters I also loved the sense of place.


    Alex Baugh

    Ethan Truitt, 12, and his best friend Kacey Reid used to have all kinds of adventures together, until one night Ethan dares Kacey to do something and, though it ends in a tragic accident, Ethan can t help but blame himself for causing it Now, his parents are moving from Boston to Palm Knot, a coastal town in Georgia, using the excuse that they need to take care of his elderly grandfather, but in reality, Ethan knows it is an attempt to help him come to terms with his overwhelming grief and his a [...]


    Munro's Kids

    Can you please read that as 3.5 stars A solid 3.5.Ethan used to have this amazing friend Kacey and they were a fearless, uncompromising duo But that was before the accident Since the accident, Ethan isn t really sure who he is He s had so much trouble dealing with what happened that his family has decided to pick up and move to a tiny town in Georgia The line is that they are there to take care of his grandfather, but everyone especially Ethan knows that it is because of him and his three attemp [...]


    John Clark

    Take two young teens from different parts of the country Mix in plenty of guilt, several dashes of denial, a mystery or two, a rescue, some other young teens who are not so nice, an angry brother, scared parents and a hurricane Mix well and pour into book form Meet Ethan and Coralee He s just moved from Boston to a coastal Georgia town with his family after a tragic accident involving his best friend Kacey that left him so distraught, his parents felt they had no alternative Despite the move, Et [...]


    J.C. Davis

    This book broke my heart and put it back together again I wanted to stay lost in the pages with Ethan, Kacey and Coralee forever Standish is a fantastic story teller and her characters are so vivid and memorable they make the story a pure delight to read, even when dealing with a tough topic like grief THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE is perfect for fans of BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA or THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH Like TERABITHIA the location of the novel becomes another character, so rich and full it s impossibl [...]


    Destinee Sutton

    Overall, I liked this, but there were a few clunky parts and when I got to the end I felt like I d read this story before e.g Lost in the Sun, Bridge to Terabithia I think the first half is stronger than the second half because Standish is good at building suspense for the reader Why does Ethan feel guilty What happened to Kasey It truly reads like a good mystery, even though it s pretty obvious where it s going The second half sort of falls into cliche ville Still, overall, it s a solid book wi [...]


    Clay Morrell

    It s impossible to say how much I loved this book Every word is perfectly chosen and perfectly placed The story is one that will last and last, and the characters feel like I ve known them all my life To say Ethan has changed me is the honest truth It is a story I ll cherish Beautifully written, it is honest, heartbreaking and ultimately full of hope, as every story should be A real must read.


    Nancy

    Oh, Ethan Sigh Hug.This book has all kinds of fantastic storytelling going for it It pulls at your heart strings with a weighty issue, but leaves enough room for the reader to wonder, discover, and grow right along with the characters This story will stay with you for a long time Charming deep very well done.


    Suzze Tiernan

    Guilt, grief, family relationships and secrets, all interwoven seamlessly through the characters in this middle grade novel Excellent.


    Lici

    Out of all the books I have read this year for my book group s Mock Newbery Award meeting, this is the book I choose as the winner, hands down Ethan is such a relatable character for anyone but most importantly for anyone who has suffered through a tragic loss We see him progress through the stages of grief in such a natural and real manner, that he feels like a close friend and a confidant The book is easy to get into, drawing us in under the guise of a mysterious incident that has clearly chan [...]


    Karen Barber

    A lovely book for younger readers, which tackles some fairly hard hitting themes.When we first meet Ethan he is a rather lost soul Feeling desperately guilty as he thinks he caused his best friend s accident, Ethan and his family have moved across country to have a fresh start Initially we are told little detail, but the family are clearly finding it hard to live with unresolved tensions They circle each other, desperately unhappy, but never quite certain how to move things on.When Ethan is befr [...]


    Jtimko

    Ethan must deal with an accidental incident that forces his family to move from Boston to Palm Knot, Georgia to live There he meets Coralee who has a secret of her own to deal with and they become friends Together they learn to deal with their problems in a realistic manner This novel is sure to be a winner Written with the middle schooler in mind, the conflicts are realistically portrayed with compassion Readers will commiserate with Ethan as he struggles to become a new person in spite of the [...]


    Cheriee Weichel

    Emotionally, the book feels like it starts up where Bridge to Terabithia ends Right from the get go Ethan is dealing with the loss of his best friend Kacey We don t know a lot about what happened to her at first We are just thrown into an emotional roller coaster.The family moves out of Boston to live with his mother s estranged father in a small town in Georgia Ethan and his brother Roddy manage to bond with their grandfather, but there is a lot of friction between him and their mother To add t [...]



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