Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Girls of Gettysburg, by Bobbi Miller

Girls of GettysburgSummary:  Pickett’s Charge, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, is the climax of this Civil War adventure, told from the perspective of three girls: a Union loyalist, a free Black, and a girl from Virginia who disguised herself as a boy to fight in the Confederate Army.

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One thought on “The Girls of Gettysburg, by Bobbi Miller

  1. Girls of Gettysburg is an educational book about three girls.Each tells a different side of the Civil War: The Union, the African Americans, and the Confederacy.
    I really enjoyed the setting and how it brought you right to the battlefield. Bobbi Miller did a great job describing how rough and gruesome the War really was.
    The characters were well rounded and historically accurate. You felt their emotion and understood them.
    My only criticism is that is seemed very choppy. I had to really focus on who was talking and who’s story I was reading.
    Overall, I really enjoyed reading it and learned a lot about the Civil War. It has been one of the better books I’ve read, so I am going to say yes to the Newbery.
    I recommend it to elementary and middle-schooler’s looking for an exciting historical fiction.

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