The young man looked down from the cart at the people in front of him. Jonah felt his teacher’s eyes meet his own, and for a fraction of a second a smile played on the prisoner’s lips. Then he glanced toward heaven and spoke. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
Twelve year old Jonah has an obligation to remain loyal to the King of England, but it’s hard to be a loyalist in 1774. The fact that his beloved school teacher is leaning toward the rebels doesn’t make matters easier for Jonah. For a time he determines to remain neutral, but eventually he will have to make up his mind. What impact will his decision make?
I highly recommend this book. I was crying my eyes out by page six and read the book as much with my heart as my eyes. If you read Spy!, you’ll finish it feeling like you were personally acquainted with Nathan Hale. As John Adams once said,
Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
Author: Anna Myers
Audience: 9 and up
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Walker Publishing Company
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