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Avery's Battlefield Paperback – March 18, 2011
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The characters are likable, and with the exception of sending a 14/15 year old boy out into the world during a war, fairly realistic. I like the fact that Avery and his family were not perfect, they exhibited human emotions like fear, anger and temper. But they also were shown trying to master those emotions, to always try to do your best, and to realize that when times are at the worst to not forget prayer.Read more ›
Avery's father and brother join the army even though they are Quakers and fighting is against their belief. Avery goes to war to hunt for his uncle since his aunt is expecting their first child. He becomes a doctor in the army since his mother and grandfather had the experience of nursing and doctoring and passed that on to him. You will have to read the book to find out what he found out about his uncle.
During his doctoring experience he meets an acquaintance he had during childhood. She becomes his assistance. I am looking forward to reading the follow up book to this one called Avery's Crossroads to see what their relationship becomes if anything. I felt that the story was dropped at this point but it may be picked up in the following book. I look forward to reading that book.
The author does have at the end of the book some of the true facts in the book. Quite a bit of the story was true.
This unbiased review was based on an electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.
I enjoyed this book. I had a hard time understanding Avery's motivation to leave home to fetch his uncle. This made no sense to me. Back then, a young man like Avery would never have left his mother and pregnant aunt alone, especially when his father set him in charge. It would have been his duty to care for the women, especially when bandits were around.
The story was still entertaining. I liked Avery's sweet, caring disposition. This was a very creative way to tell a story about the Civil War. The book ended so abruptly I was shocked. But I went online and found out that there is a sequel that likely picks up right where this book left off. I recommend this book for readers who enjoy historical reads and for students looking to learn some things about the Civil War.
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I just finished reading Avery’s Battlefield and Avery’s Crossroad, and I enjoyed them very much. It was easy for me to get emotionally invested in the books, because I have some... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jeffrey L. McDanald
I liked the history. The dog could be a little more realistic, but overall, it is a good story. I will order book #2.Published on February 28, 2013 by Skip Clark
Avery's Battlefield is a good fictional book to read. It tells how a young boy of fourteen turns into a man and becomes a doctor during the Civil War. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012
This is a great book,combining an entertaining story with well-researched historical fact. I highly recommend it to young and old alike!Published on April 10, 2012 by Christine J. Pierson
This is a book for young and old alike. I am a 70-yr. old grandmother of 14, who just happened to be born in WV, so all of Avery's geography was familiar to me. Read morePublished on August 9, 2011 by Grammy Pammy