Author: Molly Roe
Release Date: November 24, 2008Received From: Publisher
Coming of age amidst the seething unrest of the Civil War era, feisty fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty infiltrates the Molly Maguires, a secret Irish organization, to rescue a lifelong friend. Under the guise of Dominick, a draft resister, Katie volunteers for a dangerous mission in hopes of preventing bloodshed. Katie risks job, family, and ultimately her very life to intervene. A series of tragedies challenge Katie's strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can she balance her sense of justice with the law?
This book was very interesting, while it started slow the action quickly picked up and I was thoroughly immersed in a story that was very, very cool for me. I love Irish culture and history so this was a great book for me.
The characters were written well and I enjoyed getting to know them, Katie was a wonderful heroine and she really pulled me into the story! I was surprised where the story took me, but it was very believable which I liked. Overall a good example of historical fiction!