“Stunning work of historical fiction…”

“First, let me get this off my chest:

WOW

/sobbing/

It took me a pretty long time to read through this book because of the author’s skill in presenting it.

This is a book about war. It’s not pretty, it’s not easy, but it is a vitally important subject for teens and young adults to understand, and Ms. Oxendine presents it tastefully and gracefully, while not ‘sanitizing’ or ‘purifying’ it. War is not sanitary or pure and to show it as such, which I have seen done before, is to do a disservice to the human race as a general body. I was thoroughly impressed with The Rebels Of Florida and will probably be buying a paperback for my historian brother for Christmas.

Recommended for 17+. Contains some language and a good deal of violence.”

-Annie Twitchell