Across the Lines
Twelve-year-old Edward thought of Simon as his friend and never imagined life without his companion and slave. But when the Union army invades Virginia and takes over Edward's family's plantation, Edward's family flees to nearby Petersburg, while Simon runs toward freedom. With terrific detail and historical facts woven throughout, the author crafts a story set during the actual siege at Petersburg, complete with battle scenes, descriptions of army life on both sides of the war, and what life was like, told from the point of view of two young boys--one white and one black.
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ACROSS THE LINES Book Review Imagine your best friend stolen from you. Even worse, he was stolen by free will. This is what happened to Edward. Although the reason his best friend ran away was because ... Read full review
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If you want to discover what life was life back then in 1860-1865. Then you should read Across the Lines. In this book Across the Lines they live in the south. There are two main characters, Edward ... Read full review