|Reviews for The Story of Jude and Josie|
| Darkseacircle 4/2/05 . chapter 7
You are such a brilliant writer at such a young age. I'm very impressed. I can't wait to read more of this story, it's just as great as your others (yes I've read them all...I'm a fan n_n). Please update soon!
| Steph 4/1/05 . chapter 7
What an amazing chapter. I dont know what else to say but great chapter. Im glad she found happiness (for now) and that you didnt seperate them.
Update soon with a change of scenery?
| Em Crosthwaite 4/1/05 . chapter 7
This was once again a sweet chapter. I'm glad that you're not going to separate Jude and Josie right now (if at all). When he she going to tell Miss Ingrid and Bernadette the news? Probably in the next chapter. Great chapter, looking forward to the next one!
| passion101 4/1/05 . chapter 7
I don't think u've replied once to my reviews. I know they aren't the best but u should appreciate every one of ur reviews, even if the person doesn't like ur story. Anyway, I do like this story and it's weird cuz I'm learning about WWII in english right now.
| R.M.Whitaker 4/1/05 . chapter 7
I know, I know. I'm sorry! I thought I'd be able to have a chapter up yesterday but dance class went on longer than I thought it would and I was about ready to curl up and die by the time I came home because I was so tired! Sheesh! I've never done so many backflips in one class before! But I'll have a chapter up today, hopefully withan an hour.
Yay! Jocie's going with Jude! I'm so excited!
| Whistling Gypsy Rover 3/31/05 . chapter 6
You're going along as wonderfully as ever! I'm slightly relieved that Josie will be staying, for if she went... what about Jude? Breaking the tradition again, I have no sentence structure corrections. Continue on with the good work!
| R.M.Whitaker 3/31/05 . chapter 6
Wahoo! Renee, I'm so proud of you! Your first Historical Fiction! I'm a WWII wiz and I could tell you just about anything you wanted to know about it. You done good! And this chapter certainly had the right affect! Great job!
I really want to read the next chapter now! And yeah, I'll try to get a chapter up today.
| Em Crosthwaite 3/31/05 . chapter 6
I have a bit of history to correct. The Nazis took Czechoslovakia on March 15/16. I don't know if it was March when the uncle was reading the paper, but it you might want to change this sentence if it was: Several months passed, and April seemed to fly right into August. Change the April to March if it was in March that the uncle was reading the paper to Josie. Here's a website for a WWII in Europe timeline; it will probably be helpful with the story: .
We are studying WWII in hostory right now, and I know that when the Germans start bombing England, people would go into the train stations (I think, did they have metros [subways] back then? If so then they went there too) to hide and keep safe from the bombing. I like how you have started with the history, and you have done a good job so far. I'll help with any inaccuracies the best I can. Wonderful chapter, looking forward to the next one.
| Em Crosthwaite 3/31/05 . chapter 5
I thought it was sweet how Jude got under the umbrella with Josie, and put his arm around her. There are definitely hints of an upcoming romance. I have a question, will they fall in love before WWII or during WWII? By the summary that you give it seems that they fall in love before, and then something possibly separates them. I'll just have to wait and see!
| R.M.Whitaker 3/30/05 . chapter 5
Ugh! I know what you mean about the e-mail! My computer does that to me all the time! I hate it! And once, I sweated over this essay for a week and I finally had it all typed up. I was just about to print it when, click, the computer turned itself off! Oh, it makes me so mad! Even now when I think about it my blood boils!
Yes, I LOVE Jude as an 18-year-old! Every bit as loveable as when he was nine! I loved this chapter! You know, Jude is only about two or three years older than my grandpa, lol. He was a fiter pilot in WWII.
Sorry, but it might take me a while to reply to your e-mail. My teachers pretty much tried to burry me alive in homework today.
| Steph 3/30/05 . chapter 5
Do I still like Jude? Of course I do!
Hes such a sweetheart and you gave him qualities that I admire. You made him tall to ;-)
My family stays with my grandparents who live in a small village. Then on some days, my cousin and I would take the train by ourselves to go shopping/ walk around cities called York or Hull. The cities have so much history-buidlings from the 1600s are still standing. Their are also modern shops there and small flea markets which are always interesting to check out.
Ive been to London once since its about 4 hours away from where my grandparents live.
My grandparents house was built in the 1700s and their is a church in their village that was built in the 1200s, I belive. So yeah, history is everywhere.
Anyways, back to your story, I think it is movie adaptable and age is really no limit to what you cando. Im 15 as well and if you've ever seen the movie Thirteen, the girl who the movie was aspired off of actually either helped write or produced it, I believe.
I take french as well and it is deff cool that I can make out what Josie is saying (somewhat).
Sorry to bore you with my info on England. Your transition from a child to teenager came at the perfect time as well.
| Whistling Gypsy Rover 3/30/05 . chapter 5
I'm so glad that Jude is still the wonderful, gallant fellow he was eight years ago! Perhaps I interpreted it the wrong way, but when Jude spoke of the beggar stealing her umbrella, I had to laugh. It sounded as if he were talking about himself, though Miss Ingrid wouldn't realise.
Alas, the tradition must now be broken, for I see nothing in this chapter to point out to you... except that it's absolutely splendid. It's a rare but pleasant day to find a story with such charm and magic and sweet innocence.
| passion101 3/29/05 . chapter 4
They are so cute. When they get a bit odler, they should run away.
| R.M.Whitaker 3/29/05 . chapter 4
Oh, Jude is such a sweet boy! And I've decided that I hate Amy.
The part where Jocie comes out of the room smiling didn't quite fit with her behaviour a few minutes before, but that was the only thing that I could complain about. Great job! I LOVE this story! Update soon!
| Whistling Gypsy Rover 3/29/05 . chapter 4
Once again, another splendid chapter! I'm glad that you've introduced a character such as Mrs. Bernadette.
In keeping with the tradition :) let me point a setence that could be slightly re-phrased... when Josie enters the room at the very beginning of the chapter, it says: "Each had some sort of fabric in their hand..." You could quite easily change that to 'her hand,' as they're all female.
You've captured the mean spirit that girls are capable of having very well. And as for Amy speaking of her plans for Ian Carrick and herself... how true! I've often heard little girls talking about the lads they plan to marry, and I feel immensely sorry for the poor little boys, who would probably rather die... because generally it is a rather awful girl like Amy who talks that way. So, very well-done.
And Jude and Josie really are darlings. How refreshing to read about a little gentleman like Jude when they seem to be sadly lacking in real life... I do hope he retains his gallant manner when he enters the mysterious realm of adulthood... how that changes some people who were so very good in childhood; and how others remain as good and noble as before! I hope Jude will be one of the latter.
Like other readers, your story brings to mind 'A Little Princess' (at least, the book; I've never seen the film), but despite that sense of familiarity, your story is very fresh and original.