Monday, May 12, 2014

Johnny Tremain...

It is 1773 in Colonial Boston, Johnny Tremain is a bright apprentice silversmith with a promising future.  After a malicious accident leaves Johnny with a crippled hand, he must come to grips with not only his new disability, but his pride.  While struggling with his new self image, Johnny finds himself in the middle of the American Revolution. 

If you have not read Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, YOU MUST!!  Johnny Tremain is historical fiction at its very best.  Not only will you find yourself transported to historic Boston, but you will come to know prominent Boston Patriots such as Paul Revere, Sam Adams, and John Hancock.

Aside from history, there are many lessons to be learned in Johnny Tremain.  As the story unfolds, we witness Johnny mature from a prideful youth to a young man facing his problems, trying to figure out who he is and what matters most to him.  Johnny Tremain is a coming of age story of man vs. self.  We highly recommend it!

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