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The Year of the Hangman by Gary L. Blackwood
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Dec 30, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction, young-adult-fiction
Read in December, 2011

This was a gripping story in the "what if" sub-genre of historical fiction. The premise is that the American colonies lost the rebellion, and now, in 1777, they are struggling to maintain a resistance force. The pacing was quick and I enjoyed the character development from the main character, a young British person who ends up in America with the question of honoring his loyalty to his home country in the balance.

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