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The Letter Writer

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    I loved the entire series and loved them!  I bought the entire s

    I loved the entire series and loved them!  I bought the entire series.  A great read.  It will take you from the deep South , results of during and after the Civil war.  How the hate affected the South.  A page turner from book to book!  Loved each one!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2010

    Secrets That Should Not be told

    Harriet Whitehead is an eleven year old girl with a troubled life. Her dad was killed when she was little and that is all she knew about him. She is now living with her and her children on their plantain in Virginia. Harriet has an older brother who is the local minster. He is married to Pleasant and they have an infant son named William. Harriet has an older sister who is fifteen by the name of Margaret.

    When she is only eleven years old she her brothers asks her if she could write letters for his mother who is becoming blind. This is an important task and she accepts it. Harriet writes to her Uncle Andrew who lives in England and she tells him everything. She asks him for his opinion as well as listen to her. Violet and Owen are like siblings to her. Even though they are slaves she does not treat them that way at all. They play together and she even helps them with the chores. Nat Turner is the slave preacher. He does everything and even more than what he is expected to do. Nat does baptisms for people who are not as loyal to the church like the people from Richard's church. One day Nat asks Harriet for a map of the plantation. Harriet first asks Pleasant and Uncle Andrew about what she would do. She does not listen to them and she gives him the map any ways. Then all of a sudden fifty-five people are dead.

    This book is an extremely suspenseful book. The tone is calm and then all of a sudden you cannot put it down.

    Harriet is asked to do an important task of writing letters for her brother's mom and she accepts the task. She writes letters to the people who live around them and does whatever she needs her to do. Then she gives a map to Nat a local slave and then suddenly fifty five people die.

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  • Posted February 5, 2009

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    Harriet knows her place in society. <BR/><BR/>She's the half-sister of the plantation owner. She does little jobs and writes letters for his mother. <BR/><BR/>She notices the differences in treatment of all people and has a hard time dealing with the injustice. When Nat Turner comes to work at her plantation, she finds herself drawn to him. His God seems quite different from her brother's. <BR/><BR/>When he asks for her help, she doesn't refuse him. What she doesn't realize is the part she might play in changing history. <BR/><BR/>This gripping tale imagines the story of the bloodiest uprising of slaves in American History.

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