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Sophia's War (original 2012; edition 2012)

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Title:Sophia's War
Authors:Avi
Info:Beach Lane Books (2012), Kindle Edition, 320 pages
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi (2012)

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The history elements were interesting but the plot sort of muddled along. ( )
  EmilyRokicki | Feb 26, 2016 |
Sophia's War is a compelling story of the Revolutionary War, as told through the eyes of Sophia, just 12 years old when the story begins. The book is split into two parts, first telling the life of Sophia the child, before moving onto Sophia as a young woman. The author does a great job of making sure that the writing and the speech is of the times, and, as I happened upon them every so often, I enjoyed figuring out what an old phrase or word meant in it's context. I found the story to be gripping and never dull, and enjoyed the true historical elements that were weaved into it as well, which actually led me to do a little research on the Revolutionary War. ( )
  childrenslitpdx | Feb 12, 2016 |
A superbly written, completely engaging historical novel. Pair this one with Steve Sheinkin's Notorious Benedict Arnold. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
The way the book is structured it is in 3 parts. I liked how this was done because it focused on different aspects of the same story in the different sections. In addition, there are time gaps between the sections, which shows the narrators growth as a person. The words were very authentic to the time period, and a vocabulary list is provided at the back of the book, which is very helpful! There was a good representation of the time period through the setting descriptions, as well as the descriptions of people (British and American), highlighting how not all enemy fighters are evil themselves, and how some of your heroes may not be what they seem. I loved reading it!
  loross | Mar 11, 2015 |
Gr 6-9, Set during the American Revolutionary War in British occupied New York City, 12 year old Sophia is recruited to be a spy for the Americans. She is risking everything, including her life, to help her country and to free her brother. She finds out there is an American soldier who seems to be switching sides, potentially fatal for the Americans. Avi's storytelling is captivating, creating a historical fiction novel that keeps you turning the next page. The plot itself is full of intrigue, danger, and bravery. This is definitely a book to put in the hands of a middle grader looking for historical fiction. ( )
  foresterk | Dec 6, 2014 |
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In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.

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