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Posted May 16, 2014
I was reading this book Bull Run, and I do declare, I find this
I was reading this book Bull Run, and I do declare, I find this book not so useful for information. Furthermore, because the stories were so short, it didn't really show a lot about history. Since the stories were so short there wasn't a lot of character development to understand what was really going on. I only understood a little and I rate this book two out of five stars. Continue reading for more information.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Giving perspectives of sixteen people in the time of the Civil War, Bull Run is an interesting historical fiction. This book is good and short and also a winner of the 1994 Scott O'Dell Award. It shows all the point of views before, during, and after the war. This book however, is a little too short. It doesn't show a lot of information. If you read the third paragraph you would understand why.
This book is not a good way to learn about the Civil War because it does not provide a lot of info about what was going on during it. I dont even know who won! In the whole half of the book, it just shows people getting ready for the war, signing up to be a soldier, both groups going up to Bull Run, etc. And the part after, it just writes that the North and South were spraying each other with bullets. Then one other tiny part after that it says everyone was injured, the dead bodies everywhere, people dying, etc. Then...POOF! The end of the book! Once again I do not recommend this book if you want to learn about the Civil War. It is really confusing. But, I can learn about how peoples lives were before and after the Civil War. I say, this is the only useful info in this book.
So, I guess now you all reading this knows why I do not think this book tells a lot about the Civil War. I enjoyed this book a little though, because the perspectives of all sixteen people were really well. This is why I gave it two instead of one star. After reading all this, I hope you know why I gave Bull Run, two out of five stars.
Posted September 30, 2002
I read this for school, and we just finished it. Wow, i thought, so what? I think that Flieshman is a talented writer, but this books is just...it is nothing! it is hard to explain but here it is: the book just flat out was not interesting, and was short and snappy: IT DIDN'T SPEAK TO ME IN AWY WAY, WHATSOEVER> I sorta felt like i was reading the script for a documentary.
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