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Book Review: A Different Kind of Courage by Sarah Holman

51OplPfEXoL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_A Different Kind of Courage is a book that was full of surprises. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I began reading, but needless to say, this book now ranks high in my top 10 historical fiction books.


Plot/Storyline: 5/5

Not only was it historically accurate, but extremely engaging. And, I felt like I learned a ton about the Revolutionary war era.


Characters: 5/5

One of my favorite 1st person stories ever. Somehow, Sarah was able to write it so that even though the readers are in William’s head, it feels like you are living in the other character’s heads as well.

By the way, Selah is awesome. I want to meet her.


Writing: 4/5

Prose could have been tightened in some places, but no huge complaints.


Dialogue: 4/5

Sometimes a bit jumpy and hard to understand, but that was mostly as William was listening to others talk.


Want-to-read-ability: 5/5

I couldn’t set this book down. It was SO good. I stayed up WAY TOO LATE finding out what happened to William and Selah.


This is an amazing story. Any history lover will appreciate the little details thrown in here and there, and even if you don’t love history, I bet you’ll like this book.


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2 responses to “Book Review: A Different Kind of Courage by Sarah Holman”

  1. I have this book waiting for me to read it, but I haven’t had the time yet. Thanks for posting a review.

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