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By that I mean the "good" guys have no faults while the "bad" guys have no goodness of any kind in them.
In this book, close to being my top favorite - but not quite overtaking "Day of Tears" - the reader is immersed in the world of 18th century slavery.
It should have been a riveting story given the historical facts but somehow the author did not get us that engaged with the characters.
It was a good story from the point of view of the slaves. It was well researched and fiction made believable.Published 2 months ago by Wat
I read this book with my middle-schooler for a historical fiction book report. We really enjoyed the story and the accurate historical story line. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Elisabeth F. Arnold
I liked the book. It flows well and gives much more information about daily life of slaves than I'd expected... Read morePublished 11 months ago by LRK
Gabriel is a slave that becomes an apprentice for a blacksmith. While he is attempting to make and save money, he is unable to purchase his love. Read more
I feel it's important to share history and bring characters to life; it's how we remember the good and bad of history. However, this book does not deliver. Read morePublished 11 months ago by kiwanissandy
I wasn't expecting to like this book, but as part of the vine program I tried it out and I really liked it! I'm giving it to my teenager next to read. High recommended.Published 11 months ago by MicheleLK
This is a fascinating story of a complicated time in our history and an equally complicated character inhabiting it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Karen Baker
Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel is a historical version of several historical events. Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. Power
Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau is a young adult novel based on the true story of a slave who plotted a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Satia Renee