Emily Beeson's Reviews > Spitfire: A North Country Adventure

Spitfire by Kate Messner
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Feb 06, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, realistic-ya
Recommended to Emily by: review copy
Recommended for: homeschoolers
Read in February, 2008

Spitfire has great voice, two great voices actually. Abigail (known as Adam) disguises herself as a boy to fight against the British in 1776. During her adventures, she finds friendship in Pascal.
We follow these two young fighters through their battles on the ship, the Spitfire.
I found it a little bit confusing jumping from one character to the other, since they alternate chapters in first person. Despite this, the story is well-written and the characters are enjoyable.
It is a quick, easy read. Excellent for young people learning about history.
The way the story is told, it is easy for the reader to put themselves into the battle scenes and imagine life as a young soldier on the Spitfire.

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