This book centers on the American Civil War which just happens to be my favorite war to study. Ever.
The book focuses on Drew Rennie, a Confederate scout, and his friend Anson Kirby. Now, before you go all crazy on me for reading on the Confederate side, let me ‘splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. I used to be all for the Union. Then I did Life of Fred with Economics. I found out about the Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War and Voila! Here I am.
And, by the by, not all Southerners were bad. Just as not all Northerners were bad.
Here are my reasons for liking it:
#1. It’s history mixed with adventure.
#2. It’s Southern. I’m Southern, and I have a Southern mindset.
#3. Drew looks out for his cousin even when it’s not convenient.
#4. Anson makes a great friend (always pulling Drew out of the ‘pits of despair’), and he’s totally Texan to a t.
#5. No mushiness, no girls, nothing.
#7. Drew blames his grandpa for his never meeting his dad, yet he doesn’t hate him.
#8. Drew is determined. They used their brains to get out of tight spots.
I give this book 3 1/2 books because….
#1. It’s not as good as the sequel (normally it’s t’other way around).
#2. Curse words. -_-
#3. Forrester wasn’t the best in real life. 🙁
All in all, I enjoyed the book, and I’ve reread it (that means alot). But somehow, it’s missing something somewhere.
And if you wish to know more about the Civil War please read the aforementioned books.
I love that they are fighting for the South (yes, I realize that most of you disagree with me on this, and we can agree to disagree. I also used to believe the North was right, but after a deeper search in History, began to find things that had been neatly swept under the rug). Yes, I am also Southern.