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“Once upon a time, there was a girl called Scatterheart, who was selfish and vain, with a heart as fickle as the changing winds...”
Hanna Cheshire is rich and spoilt. She has servants to wait on her hand and foot — and Thomas, a passionate young tutor who fills her head with stories.
Then one day her father disappears, and she is left to fend for herself. Alone and penniless, she is sentenced to transportation for a crime she didn't commit.
Once Hannah considered Thomas beneath her: a servant, a commoner. Now she thinks of him more and more.
But will she ever see him again?
Scatterheart is a story about a young, spoiled girl who goes to a journey on a ship as a criminal, whom she has only been mistaken for. On this ship, she must learn to survive in her cruel, new world before she accidentally falls on the wrong step again. Filled with emotions and meanings, Scatterheart gives the story of a young girl growing up.
Scatterheart is a heartfelt story about a rich spoilt girl who lives in London. She has been wrongly accused of a crime she has not commited and is taken on a convict ship sailing to N.S.W. As she meets people such as Long Meg and Molly, her stone heart becomes more healed and she is more interested in the world rather than the latest fashion trends. Join her, Long Meg and Molly on warm, bumpy journey to the unknown. I would recommend this book for teenagers 13+
Hannah Cheshire is a young lady of Quality living in London, and the daughter of a Gentleman. Arthur Cheshire is an important businessman, and wants only the best for his daughter. Hannah is used to having the best, fine dresses and jewellery, food and servants. Hannah has grown up with no mother and, apart from her father, has no one else in her life besides her tutor.
Thomas Behr has filled Hannah's head with history, poetry, and mathematics as well as languages, animals and stories; much to Arthur Cheshire's dismay. It was not necessary nor desirable for a young lady of Quality to know such things, Hannah's father would say. But still Thomas Behr loved to tell his story and Hannah loved to hear them. Her favourite story was that of Scatterheart.
One day Hannah finds her life turned upside down, and all her troubles seem to start with the dismissal of Thomas Behr as her tutor. Quickly afterwards things seem to turn from bad to worse, and Hannah finds herself imprisoned. "A series of misfortunes and calamities...", as Hannah puts it, has brought her to trial and despite her insistence of innocence; she is sentenced to "Parts Beyond the Seas", other wise known as New South Wales.
It is upon the seas and beyond that Hannah holds dear to her the stories told by Thomas Behr; she is haunted by the story of Scatterheart and the white bear. Along with the stories is the memory of the man she has become so fond of. Once she had considered him well beneath her, a servant, a commoner. Now she thinks of him more and more. But will she ever see him again?
Scatterheart is a fickle and selfish girl who accepts the offer of marriage from a white bear, not because she loves him but because he can offer her a castle to live in and beautiful dresses to wear. Hannah begins to wonders if she is not so different, willing to consider marriage to a man she detests for the chance to have a grand house with carriages, and fifty servants, and jewels and beautiful dresses.
Like Scatterheart, Hannah must endure a long and dangerous journey, to discover what is truly worth having, finding growth and learning and love; all the while searching for her own Mr Bear, 'East O' The Sun, West O' The Moon'.
Scatterheart is a wonderful story that mixes reality with fantasy, and truth with illusion. It's a story that portrays the ignorance and selfishness of the wealthy and the harsh reality of life for the poor living in London and Australia in 1814. Scatterheart is a fairytale that's actual and realistic.
Hannah Chesire's father was a respectable man... or so Hannah thought. After finding out her father was a thief and fled the country Hannah was left on her own. Hannah tried her best to remain the Child of Quality that she was raised to be, but after being wrongly accused of a crime Hannah was sent to Australia as a convict on rough ship where women were treated poorly. Aboard the ship she makes friends, enemies and lovers which joined together make a thrilling and exciting story thats will stay with you long after you have closed the book.
All of it. I found it VERY hard to put the book down, even when it was four in the morning and I had school later that day :D
I'm not sure of a particular book but if you like Historical, romance, thrill and adventure books, i strongly suggest you read this.
Where ever you find most comfortable. I mainly read it in bed just before i went to sleep.
Hard question. The book, like most has many different feelings, one minute you feel as though you're about to cry the next you can barely read because you're so excited about what's happening.
A 14 year old girl named Hannah who's father becomes a criminal and abandons Hannah. She then becomes a convict and is sent to Australia. Hannah is forced into marriage by a sailor, but wants to find her tutor, Thomas, in Australia, as she had fallen in love with him on London
When Hannah finds her true love. I also enjoyed the ending and when Hannah stands up for Meg.
other sad stories, such as Falling Leaves, A Child Called It and Tuesday's with Morrie.
on a boat, so that you can really experience what Hannah goes through.
'Fall for You' by Secondhand Serenade. There would also be other romantic songs on it.