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I know A and I have talked about a lot about Dear America books, but I had to review this one because it is SO good! Seriously, it’s better than an adventure movie!
Here is a quick overview of the book:
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Setting: Pre-Revolutionary War
Main character: A 12 year old boy
Character description: Smart, funny, responsible.........oh yeah, and did I mention that he is a spy?
Now, I hope that overview grabbed you attention, because it would definitely grab mine! Your probably thinking “Wait, a 12 year old boy is a spy?” and to answer you: YES! And that is exactly why I love this book. You feel like you are right there, sitting with William in the shadows, hiding in a secret cubby hole, and running from British soldiers. You do not want to miss this book. I recommend it for everyone!
While William Thomas Emerson is a fictional character, this book gives a great description of what it might have been like before the war. Thankfully, the author does not include too many gory scenes, so squeamish stomachs should be mostly ok.