So far, this book is about Josephs dad going off to war. The British captured him and put him in the British jail. At the end, they write to each other and his dad wrote "I will be home soon".
My favorite character in the book is Joey (Joseph) because... Joseph is my favorite character because he is brave and bold and I like those sort of people. He is also a nice kid because he thinks that the British should not take over their land (its kind of obvious).
I liked when Captain Harkins saved Joeys life. Captain Harkins was a nice man to Joey but Joey did not like him because he was one of the British who tore and ripped the Keeping Rooms floors and walls. Captain Harkins got killed because of Joey. Captain Harkins jumped in front of the bullet to save Joeys life when the red coat shot.
I didn't like it when Joey had to look at people being hanged in his own front yard. I would NOT want to see that because your stomach might get the jitter flies and you might faint.
You might want to read this book if you like American History and wars. This book was really good(in my opinion), I suggest you read it.