Book Reviews of The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre
The Fifth of March A Story of the Boston Massacre
Author: Ann Rinaldi
ISBN-13: 9780152275174
ISBN-10: 0152275177
Publication Date: 11/30/1993
Pages: 352
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Gulliver Books Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is a great read for teens learning about Boston Tea Party. It has a great story line and yet opens a whole new door to bringing history to life. It takes place in Boston during the American Revolution through the eyes of an indentured servant named Rachel Marsh. It combines action, romance and history. The "Noted author Ann Rinaldi once again brings history to life, dramatizing a pivotal moment in the American Revolution and one young woman's search for her place in this emerging nation."
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When British troops are sent to Boston to keep order, Rachel--despite her increasingly anti-Royalist sentiments--takes pity on Matthew Kilroy, the young sentry posted at the Adamses' door. Their relationship gradually blossoms, but Rachel, who has embarked on an ambitious program to educate herself and who rightly fears "getting into circumstances," refuses to demonstrate her affection in more than verbal terms. Lonely, frustrated, underpaid and reviled by the citizenry he was sent to protect, Matthew explodes during a riot on March 5, 1770, after which he and his fellows are tried for murder and manslaughter in the deaths of five colonialists. How Rachel acts according to her newly awakened social conscience and sense of self-worth makes for engrossing and educational reading.
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This about an girl who is an indentured servant to John Adams right before the start of the American Revolutionary War.