Wow. When we get to the Civil War section of American history, we are reading this book for sure. Of course, you know the basic storyline and the outcome, but I had never read the narrative in such detail. This is aimed at the middle school audience and hits the mark perfectly. I loved that it didn’t read like a textbook, but more like a fictional story. The author builds the characters in such a way that you can see the how’s and why’s for their choices and terrible acts. The country was so divided at that time, and you get the sense that everyone thought the other side was crazy. It actually reminds me of the mood in the US right now. I would hope that by studying history, we can avoid repeating mistakes of the past.
This book contains a complete timeline, glossary, internet links, book suggestions and photographs of all the conspirators in the back.
I read a DRC of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is another yes from yes.
Paperback – September 1, 2017