Thursday, November 14, 2013

April Morning by Howard Fast

This is my 4th book for the Revolutionary War Reading Challenge I've been participating in this year.  And since my goal was to read between 4 and 10 books, I met my goal, which is more than I can say for the Sketchbook Challenge - I haven't been sketching much at all lately.  But that's a different subject altogether.

April Morning takes place on April 19, 1775, at the Battle of Lexington.  As the story opens, Adam Cooper, 15, is tired of hearing only criticism from his father Moses.  He wants nothing more than his father's approval, but he believes he never lives up to his father's expectations.  When a horseman comes through to let the town know that the British are on the march, Adam signs the muster book and joins the battle.  He must grow up literally overnight.  The book is very well written and I rate it 4 out of 5.

1 comment:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I can picture this story because we just visited Minute Man Park in MA, saw the site of the Old North Bridge, etc. A lovely area steeped in history.