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Posted March 15, 2003
Back to Boring (again)
The History Mystery series started to peek then got worse. This book was boring. It was another lovey-lovey sister story where the two sisters have never been seprated and are about to be torn apart and blah, blah, blah. Give me a break! The plot was wicked predictable and the mystery easy to solve. Personally I feel that Sarah Masters Bucky is a boring author. She has written another one for this series that i want to read to see if it is just as boring as her last two. I'll let y'all know if it is (or isn't) This book wasn't really that well written either.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2001
A wonderful new History Mysteries book.
All ten-year-old Rebecca Percy and her younger sister Selinda could do was watch in horror from their hiding place as Abenaki Indians captured their parents and baby brother and burned their New Hampshire frontier home to the ground one dark night in 1752. Two years later, the sisters live with the kind Widow Tyler at a nearby fort. Rebecca helps with chores, and Selinda has hired herself out as a maid to the cruel Cutter family. At the same time that the sisters learn that the Cutters plan to return to civilization before Selinda's contract is up, and plan to take Selinda with them, the soldiers bring a boy rescued from captivity among the Abenaki to the fort. Widow Tyler takes the boy, Isaac, in. But after spending most of his childhood in captivity, Isaac is more Indian than English, and seems to want to return to the Abenaki family that adopted him after he was captured. Rebecca doesn't understand how Isaac, torn from his home to live among the people who killed his family, would chose to remain with his captors rather than return to the society he was born into. After a series of thefts in the fort, Rebecca is quick to suspect Isaac, especially after the one thing that she may be able to sell to buy back Selinda's contract is stolen. This was a wonderful new book from the History Mysteries series. I reccomend it to readers who enjoy historical fiction.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.