I am reading The Keeping Room. It is really good. So far the redcoats have taken over Joey's house. Their father is also at war and was sent into jail. All Joey can do for his family is stay strong and be as brave as he can. Joey is writing letters to the families for the men who had gotten hung and died. At first he was sick to his stomach but then since he was writing letters they told him he had to watch if he wanted to His father was put into jail and Joey was the only one who got to go and see him. Mary was protesting with her mother that she would wear some of Joey's clothes and act as a boy to go see her father. But a soldier said that would not be allowed. As soon as Joey got into the jail he was with his father for about five minutes and then he had to go on a ship somewhere. Joeys mother had sent a letter for Joeys father but he could not read it because he had to leave. Joey could hardly reconisze his father when her went into the jail. I did not like how Joey was the only one who was allowed to go because they should allowed the whole family to go. I did like how at least one of them was allowed to go and see his father. I would recommened to read this book if you like the war and maybe some gross stuff. I think this would be a really good book for boys who are up for an adventure. I really enjoyed the book and I wish there was a second one because I would definetly read it.