Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lincoln by Harold Holzer - ESSENTIAL

Holzer, Harold  Lincoln, 293 pgs. NON-FICTION.  Newmarket Press, 2012. $14.99. Language:  PG (3 swears);  Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  ISBN-13: 978-0-06-226509-8

Abraham Lincoln was just your average teenager in Springfield, Kentucky, but his life is suddenly changed when he goes to New Orleans, Louisiana.   There he witnesses, for the first time, the public whipping  of a black slave.  Follow Abraham Lincoln and his political career from soldier to politician to president of the United States of America. 

Harold Holzer has an amazing writing style that really immerses the reader into the book and into the time period.  He makes the reader feel like they are actually there in the book.  I constantly would just wanted to continue reading the book.  I rarely felt like the book was dragging it’s feet to prolong the story.  The book’s pacing is very good.  Harold Holzer's characters were really strong and there was never a time where I thought the characters got boring.  The plot never of the book never felt weak it always felt really well paced and never slowed itself down. 

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL.  Student Reviewer:  JO, 7th grade

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