Julie Esanu's Reviews > Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

Sophia's War by Avi
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Oct 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: american-revolution, bravery, historical-fiction, middle-grade, mystery, war, espionage
Read from October 01 to 02, 2012

Avi has blended fiction and history in this compelling and well-researched novel with the often untold perspective of young female protagonist living in New York during the American Revolution. Sophia's brother is a fiercely committed Patriot and ultimately perishes on a British prison ship. Sophia continues her brother's cause and seeks justice for all who suffered the atrocities of the British. Ultimately she becomes a spy and helps uncover Benedict Arnold's traitorous plan to turn over West Point to the British.

From my perspective as an elementary school librarian, you have to know your audience and/or student, given some given some of the language (hell, damned) and subtext.

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