Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sophia's War, A Tale of Revolution by Avi

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.