Thursday, June 26

Sophia's War

Sophia's War

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 9781442414419
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Date of publication: September 25, 2012
Age: Grades 4 and up
Genre: Historical Fiction

Themes: American Revolution, espionage, betrayal,

Sophia Calderwood is writing her story of the Revolutionary War. She strongly believes in the freedoms America is fighting for, and after the tragic demise of her brother in one of the British prison ships, she swears to avenge his death. Her opportunity comes when she is recruited to be a spy and discovers that the beloved General Benedict Arnold is planning to turn over West Point to the British.

This was a fantastic book, especially since the other characters are true historic figures—this story is very much based on truth. It is perfect for the fifth graders studying up U.S. history and I recommend it, despite a slow climax and difficult vocabulary. The ending is worth it.

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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