Broadway (my 10 year old daughter) read “Hope’s Crossing” last week. She really enjoyed this book, could not put it down, and learned about important historical events through this story. I really cannot ask for anything more out of a book, as a parent.
I just love writers who can bring history alive for our children through a captivating story. Historical fiction has the ability to make history real for our children, especially when the main character is around the same age as our kids.
Below is my brief interview with Broadway about this book:
Q. Describe this book in a few sentences
A. It is about a girl who got kidnapped by men her were against rebels in 1776 during the Revolutionary War.
Q. Describe the main characters
A. The main character, Hope is very willing and courageous, except when it comes to heights. She loves her family very much and is very polite.
Q. What is your most favorite scene in the book?
A. All of the scenes were really good, and I cannot choose just one.
Q. What part of the book did you like least?
A. I liked everything, except when the men shot Hope’s dogs, and when the person who helped her escape, died.
Q. Who is your favorite character and why?
A. Mother Thomas. Because she risked her life to save Hope and bring her back to her family. She did this because of her son’s mean life of kidnapping, she wanted to do something good for someone.
Q. Why would you recommend this book to your friends?
A. Because it is adventurous, very well detailed, very well put, very hard to put down, and very interesting.
For another book review by Broadway, check out City of Beasts