|Lexile Level 730|
I loved this historical fiction. It was a riveting picture of how Manhattan transformed as the British occupied it during the American Revolution. Sophia, a girl of 12, is forever changed when she sees an American Patriot hung. She believes strongly in the American cause and wants to be of some help. How can a meer girl help the patriotic endevor when her own parents can't seem to assist?
Avi's writing is beautiful and vivid. I loved the descriptions and the inner workings of Sophia's mind. You will learn a lot of the American struggle to win independence through an excellent story.