No Man's Land

No Man's Land

By Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Grades 9 - 12Grade 5n/a4.629058
Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, 14-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army hoping to prove his manhood.
Publisher: Blue Sky Press
ISBN-13: 9780590383714
ISBN-10: 059038371X
Published on 5/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 176

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What would be going through your head if your dad got killed because you froze up? Well in “No Man’s Land” by Susan Bartoletti that's exactly what happened. The protagonist is Thrasher and he has only one friend. The setting is his grandpa's house in the forest and the army camp and little bit of the town and a battlefield. One of the conflicts that happened was his father died trying to save him because he froze right in front of an alligator, and another one is he had to eventually have to fight in a war he technically shouldn’t be in. I would recommend it to people who like war and sad stories, maybe someone above 6th grade so they know how to say the words and understand what they mean and i wouldn’t recommend it to anyone under 6th grade because it’s a war story so maybe anyone above the age 11-12 could read this book.(in my opinion)

Well honestly this book wasn’t the most interesting book in my opinion. Reading isn’t something I prefer to do so that’s why i say this, whoever is reading this hopefully you like. It does have a couple interesting points like when he loses his arm or his dad gets hurts.

Quite personally, I thought the book was AWESOME! I hated some of the blabbering and lines until the juicy stuff came along. I thought it was pretty sad at the beginning when “Pap” got attacked by an alligator. And it was quite shocking to find out that Tim wasn’t a boy. Knowing all this time from the beginning. The best and most exciting part came when in Shenandoah Valley the battle broke out. Yanks vs Rebs. There were some pretty funny moments in the book. Like when Thrasher ends up eating a whiskey watermelon. I thought that part was pretty amusing. I really thought this one was a good one. Most fictional Civil War books I read are from the point of view from Union, but this one I like because it’s unique and different from most. It gives us a point of view from the Confederates. And so, I think that is interesting. If I were to rate this book from 1 to 10, I’d say a solid 9 and a ½. As the book had exciting and funny and interesting parts for the most part. And all the talking and conversations were interesting but they were probably in the least. If I could recommend this book to anybody, it would probably have to be people interested in the civil war or wondering about it. Because this book is quite the interesting one. A view from the opposing side. The confederates (if that’s your point of view.). Or people who own a confederate flag or have southern heritage. Because they could feel how this kid could feel. This book was REALLY good. And I think it’s definitely worth a read.

great review you pointed out some of the flaws and pointed out the good stuff two. Are there more books like this