Monday, October 8, 2012
Book #63 Read in 2012
Sophia's War by Avi (YA)
This book is excellent young adult historical fiction. It tells the story of Sophia Calderwood, a young lady who ends up being a patriot spy during the Revolutionary War. Sophia ends up working in a British household and ends up discovering important information about Benedict Arnold and where his loyalty really is. . .
Avi is a hit or miss author for me but this book I really liked; I read it in a day. Sophia is a great character--courageous yet human, intelligent yet self-doubting. There are interesting secondary characters as well. The chapters are short which would help a reluctant reader, especially with this genre where readers seem to either love the books or hate the books. This book was a quick read full of action. I recommend it.