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I love to read. I am very eclectic in my reading but I especially enjoy erotica and erotic romance. I also like movies, live theater and concerts, hockey, and counted cross-stitch.

JOHNNY TREMAIN by Esther Forbes

Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes, Lynd Ward
Johnny is apprenticed to a silversmith but is injured and unable to ply the silversmith trade.  He searches for a new trade but has problems finding something he likes.  He starts to deliver papers for a Whig printer and starts to deliver messages for the Sons of Liberty.
 
It's been a long time since I read this.  I am glad I re-read it.  Set during the Revolutionary War, it brings the lead-up and the early days of the war to life.  I liked Johnny and those who he came in contact with during his rides.  I like that he formed a friendship with Rab.  I had a clear picture of Johnny's thoughts and feelings.  Written during WWII, it is very idealistic.  It made me think if today's generation/society has the same idealism of freedom and liberty for all.