"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you'd lost a friend."
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Johnny Tremain a silversmiths apprentice is the proudest boy in Boston. He looks down on the other apprentices he is gifted and he knows it. Johnny has plans of being a great silversmith until an accident with a crucible leaves him without the use of his right hand. Trying to find work he finds himself in trouble with the Loyalist Mr. Lyte, riding a wild horse for a newspaper, and being the messenger for the secret patriot group the Boston Observer Club this job brings him in contact with Hancock, John and Samuel Adams, and other patriot leaders. He gets to take part in the famous Boston tea party and spy for the patriots.