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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Night Journeys by Avi

The young boy in this book lost his family to fever. He lives with a Quaker family now. His new father is a justice of the peace who is expected to enforce the law. This becomes difficult when he and the boy are involved in capturing fleeing bondsmen...who turn out to be a young boy and girl.

The boy was originally hoping to find and turn in the runaways for a reward... but things change.

A well-crafted story, with excellent vocabulary for those who appreciate that sort of thing.

Rating: 3 Vatican Flags
Historical Fiction: 1768; just prior to American Revolution


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