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Posted August 9, 2008
I'm a middle-aged voracious reader and Billy Boy kept me riveted. This novel is based on a true story and extensive research (make sure you read the afterword.) Since reading Billy Boy I'm much more interested in learning more about the Civil War. This is a book for all ages and would be a good choice for an 'All Community Read'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 26, 2007
From the moment I read the prologue re: Abraham Lincoln, I was hooked, and swept through the pages in one continuous sitting! The author placed me right down in the middle of the Civil War observing events through the eyes of a runaway slave and a slow-learning Union soldier. The characters are so realistic that you feel as if you personally know them. This is a heart-tugging, historic novel that can be read by all ages, but which should be added as supplementary reading material for all American history teachers as well as Civil War buffs. This is a keeper !!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.