The Perilous Roadby William O. Steele, Jean Fritz
The heartbreaking, bitter view of the Civil War as experienced by Chris Brabson, whose brother is fighting for the "wrong" side.
"This is one of Mr. Steele's best books, an engrossing, realistic story of a Tennessee mountain boy who, during the Civil War, comes to realize that war is terrible no matter where
one's sympathies lie."--Publishers Weekly
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WILLIAM O. STEELE (1917-1979) published thirty-nine books over his long career, many of them award winners. A native of Franklin, Tennessee, he set many of his historical adventures in the hills and valleys where he grew up.
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Woot! I love this book! I'm doing it for my book report!
My son absolutely loves this book! I read it to him every night and we both had fun reading it!
The book, the Perilous Road, is about a boy who hates Yankees. Chris Brabson is a Yankee hater, like everyone else in his town. Except for his family. Chris is desperate to do anything to hurt the Yankees. One day, him and Silas try to ambush a group of Yankee soldiers passing by the road. The Yankees spot him and chase after him. He loses them in a bluff, and gets stuck. Jethro, his older brother, rescues him, and tells him he joined the Yankee army. Chris is bad, but it blows over. Later, he goes to a Yankee base, and tries to release all the mules. While he is shot at, he is joined by Silas and they release the horses. Later, as he passes by a Yankee wagon train, he tells Silas, who claims he will tell the Confederate general. After, Chris has second thoughts. Jethro was supposed to be a wagon driver. In a desperate attempt to save him, Chris goes to the wagon train and asks around. It becomes night, and Chris stays with the soldiers. He wakes up to the Confederates blowing up the wagons. He runs, and learns that war and killing are bad. This book was good, but was also lacking something. This book shows how a character can drastically change.
This was an amazing book! I had my students read this for a book report and they absolutely loved it! I highly recommend this adventure-packed book to any young adult.
This book is about a war