When I ordered this book from our book swap group, I didn't realize it was for ages 10-14! Nevertheless, being interested in the history of women who served during the Civil War, I went ahead and read it. I would rate this book as more appropriate for 12, 13 and 14 year olds. Most younger children would not have the historical background on Civil War battles and issues to hold their interest. This book would be good for young women, 12-14, since it focuses on a strong female role model, and for any young person interested in Civil War history.
The civil war is not my favorite thing to read about. This is the FIRST book I think I've ever read that was interesting that is about things that went on during that dreadful time. To think that as many as four hundred women did this exact thing during the civil war is amazing. The story flowed well, was not overbearing or depressing.