Friday, March 22, 2019

"Lizzie and the Redcoat" by Susan Martins Miller

About this book:

  “Tensions simmer in 1765 Boston, home to twelve-year-old Lizzie Murray. Residents of the city are dividing over loyalty to England-and the divisions strike within Lizzie's own family, as her brother and father often find themselves at odds. When a mob wounds a young British soldier, Lizzie chooses to help the frightened Redcoat-a move that brings even more trouble to her life. Where is God in the emotional upheaval afflicting the colonies? Can Lizzie overcome the fear that weighs on her soul? Written especially for eight- to twelve-year-old girls, this story teaches important lessons of American history and the Christian faith.”

Series: Book #4 in the “Sisters in Time” series. Reviews of #1, #2, and #3.

Spiritual Content- A couple Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches, church going, & a preacher; A mention of thanking God; A mention of blessings.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’ and a ‘stupid’, A couple mentions of foul name calling; A bit of eye rolling; Seeing a fight, people injured, someone shot, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); *Spoiler* Lizzie and her family help a redcoat and near the end, it is said that the young man was killed by a mob, Lizzie is very sad to hear this *End of Spoiler*; Mentions of puppets hanging in a tree representing actual people & burning them; Mentions of wars, fighting, fights, injuries, pain, & blood/bleeding; Mentions of illegal activities & actions; Mentions of mobs, riots, & gangs; Mentions of fires & vandalism; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of a group pf boys trying to scare/threaten a horse (they are stopped before the horse gets injured); A few mentions of drunks & alcohol; A couple mentions of threats.

Sexual Content- N/A

-Lizzie Murray, age 11-13
                                P.O.V. of Lizzie
                                           Set in 1764-1766
                                                        143 pages

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My personal Rating-
While definitely more serious than the previous books in this series, it was an interesting historical read that’s aimed for the pre-teen market and not too detailed or heavy about the historical events.

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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