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Unformatted text preview: chapter was going to be about. Then the author would go into her visit with the family, which was part dialogue. The introduction set the readers up for what the authors visit had entailed. Throughout the entire book, the author used a very positive and simplistic tone. Not once did Egenes look at the Amish badly or make them come off in a negative way. The way the Amish live is very simple and natural. The book was written in that same way. The author showed the readers what it was like to live in the Amish way, with no running water, indoor plumbing, electricity, or automobiles. Readers got a glance at what it was like to sit in a one-room schoolhouse with all eight grades together. They got an idea of what it was like to wake up at 6:00 am to feed the chickens, milk to cows, and collect eggs all before heading to school. The Amish are very diligent and hard-working people. And through the book, readers understand that the family and community are most important....
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- Fall '07