The Year of My Indian Prince

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The Year of My Indian Prince

The Year of My Indian Prince It s the summer of and April is delighted that the war is finally over and her beloved father is home again But she has a nagging cough and a temperature and she just can t seem to get better W

  • Title: The Year of My Indian Prince
  • Author: Ella Thorp Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780440229506
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • It s the summer of 1945, and April is delighted that the war is finally over and her beloved father is home again But she has a nagging cough and a temperature, and she just can t seem to get better When she s diagnosed with tuberculosis she s in shock all she knows about TB is that characters in novels die of it.Soon her world has changed from school and swim meets to lIt s the summer of 1945, and April is delighted that the war is finally over and her beloved father is home again But she has a nagging cough and a temperature, and she just can t seem to get better When she s diagnosed with tuberculosis she s in shock all she knows about TB is that characters in novels die of it.Soon her world has changed from school and swim meets to long days of complete bed rest in a TB hospital There she meets her roommate, the beautiful and desperately ill Nancie There she also meets Ravi, the handsome Indian prince who begins courting her But April is slowly getting sicker There is one way out radical surgery that will leave her scarred if she lives through it What should she do This vivid depiction of romance, tragedy, and courage is based on the actual experiences of the author, who spent three years in the hospital, and was courted by an Indian prince.

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    1. Kate on said:

      While this is a young adolescent novel, I read it with fascination. I loved reading the authentic details about what it was like to be in a TB sanitarium post WWII (especially since my mom worked in one as a nurse in the late 1950s). And as a native Californian and lover of California history, I also enjoyed reading about all the references to California during this time period.This book is a nice companion to "Dune Child", Ellis' memoir (which I recently reviewed). Read "Dune Child" first becau [...]

    2. Molly on said:

      Ellis does a magnificent job reworking and retelling her own teenage "affair" with the beautiful Indian "prince". Her writing is smooth and easy for younger readers, but not dumbed down, making it enjoyable to older readers as well. Any teenager that has ever fallen for an enigmatic and exotic foreigner (whether they have the beautiful eyes of an Indian, the magnificent complexion of a Pacific Islander, or the brogue of a Scotsman) can fully relate to Ellis's heroine.

    3. Grayson on said:

      One of the BEST books I have ever read. Ella Thorp Ellis brings the thoughts and feelings of the characters to life and the reader lives every word of it. By the last page The Year of My Indian Prince leaves you dumbfounded, depressed, and content all at the same time (the mark of a good book).

    4. Faith Bradham on said:

      Oof, I definately wouldn't have wanted to contract TB a few decades ago. I still don't want it, but at least now I wouldn't have to lie around in bed for months and months while a bunch of sick people coughed and died all around me. :(This was another book I read after shelving. A sweet story (sweet's not the right word, but I'm too lazy to go get my thesaurus) that made me cry - of course. Even though I really did want her to marry the Ravi, I think it was better that she didn't besides the fa [...]

    5. Christina on said:

      Wow, what a great story. I hate knowing what a book is all about before I read it. Sometimes, I will pick up a book at the library sale, look at the jacket to see if it interests me and then leave it on my shelf for months until I look at it and go, huh, what is this one? That was this book, and I will not ruin it for you. Don't even look at the description, just get it and read it. Borrow if from me even! A wonderful story for teens and adults alike. Plus, the best part is after the book is ove [...]

    6. Andie on said:

      I liked it! It was not at all as depressing as it could have been. It was actually a beautiful story of love and friendship amidst the hardships of living in a hospital for years at a time. But there was actually so much happiness in the book that you don't hurt like you could. And it's quite a wonderful story, seeing as how an ACTUAL PRINCE really was at the hospital and wanted to marry her and all. Super SUPER cute!

    7. Halley on said:

      I was pleasantly surprised by this book and I think that a lot of people would be too if they read this book just because of the overall nature of this book. I mean it's about a girl being stuck in a year or so in a tuberculosis care hospital. How boring does that sound?? But yet it was so much better that that! The characters were just very believable and caring,this book is a small gem.

    8. Kricket on said:

      fun fact: i love reading books set in tuberculosis sanatoriums, and this one was super cute. the son of an indian maharaja is also staying there and falls in love with the narrator. loosely based on the author's life.

    9. Andrea on said:

      An interesting look at author's fictionalized account of year in TB hospital at age 17, right after the end of WW2. I have to say that it felt very "modern"--did not seem at all like it took places in the 1940s. To me, that was not a plus, but maybe other readers will feel differently.

    10. Rojo on said:

      This was a bautiful love story that I thought was sad, and moving, and just wonderful.

    11. Brittany on said:

      I read it one about seven tears ago and really need to reread it soon

    12. Rachel on said:

      Based on a true story about a girl in the 1940's who had TB. I liked the story when I read it as a teen.

    13. Kenesha on said:

      She has tuberculosis and she meets an indian prince who want to marry her.

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