Synopsis: Nine-year-old Jethro Creighton lives in Southern Illinois with his parents and older siblings. When the Civil War begins, Jethro's world because darker, heavier and he is forced to grow up faster than he should. He struggles to understand the changes in the world and himself.
Review: This book is far deeper, far more intense, far...more...than I anticipated. Because the stories come from the author's grandfather, this story has an authenticity that makes it stick into your mind and conscious. This book will stay with me for a long time. Highly Recommend.
Bookmarks: 8 of 10
Awards: Newbery Honor 1965
Date Finished: 9-21-2014