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A story of the Boston Massarce.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre (Great Episodes) (Paperback)
This was an interesting book written by Ann Rinaldi. Historical Fiction books often bore me, but not this one! It kept me reading non-stop. It is about a fourteen year old girl named Rachel Marsh who works for John and Abigal Adams as a nanny. British soldiers come to Boston and one soldier, Matthew Kilroy, stands outside the Adams residence on guard. Rachel falls in love with him and they end up going out every Tuesday night when she is off.
On the day of March 5th a massacre brakes out leaving five men, including Matthew, charged with manslaughter. Rachel does everything she can to get Matthew out because she knows that Matthew is innocent. John helps in her fight to free him, but when released Matthew is sent back to England.
John and Abigal then let Rachel go and she works for a family of Quakers. I think that it was a good idea to let Rachel go because she was with Matthew more than the children. Also, she was becoming a teen and wanted to go out into the real world and see what it was like.
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