A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
“This work offers a view of the Revolutionary War missing from most books — the best of both the drama and the grind, appeasing readers’ fascination with war without romanticizing it.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“The author’s compelling writing intertwines major events of the American Revolution with Martin’s own story, rendering historical events and military strategy readily comprehensible. An outstanding example of history brought to life through the experience of one individual.
—School Library Journal (starred)
“Gives a feeling of immediacy, heightened by the many details of life in the army. Excellent.”