Girl in Blue

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Scholastic, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 310 pages
90 Reviews
To escape an abusive father and an arranged marriage, fourteen-year-old Sarah, dressed as a boy, leaves her Michigan home to enlist in the Union Army, and becomes a soldier on the battlefields of Virginia as well as a Union spy working in the house of Confederate sympathizer Rose O'Neal Greenhow in Washington, D.C.

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Great book, but I didn't like the ending, at all. - Goodreads
The writing was bland at first. - Goodreads
Girl in Blue is well written and easy to read. - Goodreads
This entire book felt very fast pace and jumpy. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the plot line as well. - Goodreads
good idea, ending was pretty lame, thoguh. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

The writing was bland at first. A character ( I am not saying their name) should have had more of a character relationship with Sarah. He was supposed to be the "romance" part of the story, but I didn ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Nardulli - Goodreads

This entire book felt very fast pace and jumpy. It started off at a good pace, and I enjoyed getting to meet each of Sarah's family members, but I feel like once we moved past the introductions, I got lost in all the different things going on. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Young adult author Ann Rinaldi was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. After high school, she became a secretary in the business world. She got married in 1960 and stopped working, but after having two children she decided to try writing. In 1969, she wrote a weekly column in the Somerset Messenger Gazette and in 1970 she wrote two columns a week for the Trentonian, which eventually led to her writing features and soft new stories. She published her first novel Term Paper in 1979, but was ultimately drawn to writing historical fiction when her son became involved in reenactments while he was in high school. Her first historical fiction novel was Time Enough for Drums. She also writes for the Dear America series. She currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey with her husband.

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