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Assassin

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Description: Its how a young woman named Arabella(Bella) meets J

Description: Its how a young woman named Arabella(Bella) meets John Wilkes Booth while working in the White House. Its kind of like the whole scene before President Lincoln was shot and killed. It tells you how and why J.W. Booth planed out this assassin. To come to fin...
Description: Its how a young woman named Arabella(Bella) meets John Wilkes Booth while working in the White House. Its kind of like the whole scene before President Lincoln was shot and killed. It tells you how and why J.W. Booth planed out this assassin. To come to find out J.W. Booth hurt and threaten a lot of people before this happened, to make his plan work. Bella thought she like J.W. but he just led her on to make her do all these things so Booth's plan would plan out the way he wanted to.
Like or Dislike: I didn't really dislike anything, overall it was a pretty good book to read. It explained more to me about why and how J.W. Booth did what he did.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to people that like kind of a mystery book or like to learn more about what changed life in history.

posted by Matthews-H on May 15, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

For those who like history

Assassin is a book about a young girl named Bella. She is in 1800's during the civil war in the city of Washington D.C. The story is told in two perspectives, so I found it a little confusing. The other perspective in the story is John Wilkes Booth. I would not recommen...
Assassin is a book about a young girl named Bella. She is in 1800's during the civil war in the city of Washington D.C. The story is told in two perspectives, so I found it a little confusing. The other perspective in the story is John Wilkes Booth. I would not recommend this book for people who are into action because it poses as like a cool explosion book, but it's about a little girl in love with an actor. But there is a lot more than just that. You'll have to read to find out.

posted by 11100882 on February 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    For those who like history

    Assassin is a book about a young girl named Bella. She is in 1800's during the civil war in the city of Washington D.C. The story is told in two perspectives, so I found it a little confusing. The other perspective in the story is John Wilkes Booth. I would not recommend this book for people who are into action because it poses as like a cool explosion book, but it's about a little girl in love with an actor. But there is a lot more than just that. You'll have to read to find out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

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    So far this the best book I'ed ever read. This book could help young kids learn about there 16th president Abraham lincoln.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

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    Kept My Interest, Just Not that Into Historical Fiction

    Assassin is a fictional account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It is told, in alternating chapters, from the perspectives of teen seamstress and want-to-be actress Bella and handsome and popular actor John Wilkes Booth. Bella, the main character, comes under the spell of Wilkes and somewhat unwittingly assists him with his terrible crime. Bella is portrayed as suchhh a victim; this was a frustration for me as I read.
    Still, the book held my attention, and I did look forward to picking it up each night. I read the book along with one of my 8th grade students, and we had some good lit circle chats about the plot, characters, and historical events. My favorite part of the reading experience was learning quite a bit about Lincoln and the events of Civil War Era Washington, D.C.
    A warning to teens: if you were thinking the title indicates a very "manly" novel, you would be wrong. There is quite a bit of froooooofy romance (victimy Bella is just gaga over handsome Wilkes). I do think this annoyed me way more than it did the teen boy in my book group.
    I would recommend the book to people who enjoy history and want to learn more about Lincoln's death and the Civil War. This would be an excellent novel to read or teach alongside a history-class Civil War unit.

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