Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grade 5n/a4.263023
When her father goes off to join the Yankee troops, fourteen-year-old Hannah fears her family will be torn apart by the Civil War. But nothing prepares her for her mother's sudden death. Hannah now finds herself responsible for keeping the young family together in a world where even her best friend, Ben, sympathizes with the Confederacy. On a long and dangerous journey from Cumberland Mountain to Nashville, Tennessee, in search of their only living relative, Hannah and her brother and sisters come to realize the true meaning of family and hope. This is a beautifully crafted novel about the tragedy of war and the power of love even in the toughest of times.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on October 19, 2006 by Dutton Juvenile
ISBN-10: 0525476865
ISBN-13: 9780525476863
1 Book Review
  • rilfis1617
    rilfis1617over 5 years
    I like this book there are a lot of things going on, but not too many that you don’t know what's going on. The ending is my favorite part although it is very sad. I recommend this book to people who are a little bit interested into the Civil War but also a little bit of realistic fiction and drama.