Sunday, August 3, 2008

March Toward the Thunder

March Toward the Thunder by Joseph Bruchac
Louis Nolette is a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian from Canada who is recruited to fight in the northern Irish Brigade in the war between the states. Even though he is too young, and not American or Irish, he finds the promise of good wages and the Union’s fight to end slavery persuasive reasons to join up. But war is never what you expect, and as Louis fights his way through battle after battle, he encounters prejudice and acceptance, courage and cowardice, and strong and weak leadership in the most unexpected places.

1 comment:

hewayzha/LibraryThing said...

...As I read each page, I felt as if I was standing off to the side and was watching scene that were horrifying and others touchingly bittersweet. War is a curse, there is no nobility in wars.