Thousand Acres
This is a book report about the book A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley wrote this
book, the grade level is 7.7 and it is worth twenty-seven points. This book is
about three sisters who are each trying to be given a third of the farm
corporation set up by their father. The aging father is trying to set up the
corporation so that the daughters wonít have to pay inheritance taxes. The
youngest daughter, Caroline, who happens to be a lawyer does not like this idea.

Rose and Ginny think that it is a good idea, they live on the farm. Due to this
disagreement the family gets into a big fight. Some not too good memories come
out of the fight. The girlsremember the fact that their father molested Ginny
and Rose. Rose and Ginny get sued for the farm by their father and Caroline, in
the end Ginny and Rose win the battle. After the whole court affair was over

Ginny moved away to try to forget about it all, then Roseís breast cancer
comes back and she moves back to help Rose and her daughters. Then when they
thought that all tragedy was over, their father died of a heart attack. Rose
fought her cancer for a while, but in the end she lost her battle. The major
conflict in this book was when Rose and Ginny remember about their father
molesting them. Their father thought that he took the secret that he molested
them to the grave, but he didnít. It took a while for Ginny to remember that
she was molested. After Rose kept on telling her that they were molested Ginny
had some flashbacks and she remembered what happened. Rose and Ginny never told
anyone about their father. He was a respected man in the community and Rose and

Ginny were mad that their father got away with it. The theme of this story is
that when something bad happens you need to talk about it. It can trigger more
and more problems if you donít get it off your chest. When you keep the secret
to yourself it builds up and eats away at you. Then it makes you angrier about
the problem. By not telling anyone it doesnít help the problem any. In my
opinion I didnít really care for this book. The problems could have been taken
care of if the two girls were stronger-willed. They just let themselves be
pushed over and the problem was never resolved, then their father died and they
never talked about it with him. I also donít like the fact that the sisters
were arguing over the land like it was a toy. It was an easy book to understand,
but most people wouldnít really care for it because not many people can relate
to it.