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My brother Sam is dead
Collier, James Lincoln
Teen Fiction COLLIER

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Michelle said:
My Brother Sam is Dead,is a five star book. This book was a page turner. It also was thrilling and exciting. I love how you felt mad, sad, and happy at the same time. At times I found myself talking, shouting, and even crying for the characters. I know they weren't real, but they had real feelings.I love to read about history and I learned a lot about history from this book. It's set in 1775 and the Revolutionary War is about to begin. It was interesting and sad at the same time. I could not believe how much of the book was actually true.The book discribes how brave all the soldiers really were.They would get killed just to save their country. All around it was an awesome book!!
posted Apr 9, 2004
Amy said:
I really loved this book. It is all about the American Revolution. I know it sounds like it might be really boring but it's not. It is really exciting. It is about a boy named Tim, his family is all loyalists until his brother announces he will be going to war with the patriots because he wants to be free. There is a lot of tension between Tim's father and brother. There are spys everywhere and everybody only thinks about the war. This is a really exciting book, I couldn't set it down!
posted Jan 21, 2005
olive2241 said:
This book gives a very interesting view on the revolutionary war. It is very interesting and highly recommend this book for anyone in grades 5-8.
posted Jun 8, 2013 at 9:00AM
Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
This novel is told from the view point of Tim, a 12 year old living in New England during the Revolutionary war. It is a tragic story of how politics and war can destroy a family. Tim’s family and the town that he lives in are loyalist to Great Britain. When Tim’s older boy, Sam, runs away and joins the revolutionaries Tim is left behind to help his parents eke out a living in the war-starved economy. Tim doesn't understand what all the fighting is about, and why his father is so angry at Sam. As the war drags on Tim questions his own loyalties and whether the price of freedom is worth all the ravages of war. This book is aimed at 8-12 year old reader. The novel is violent, dark and depressing at times, though is does a good job of presenting the complex issues of war. I do enjoy historical novels and children literature—but I didn’t find myself thrilled with this novel—it was a little too basic for me and it became a chore just to finish it. 2 ½ out of 5 stars.
posted Apr 24, 2014 at 2:25PM
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