Johnny Tremain


51AKE+IkcuL[1] From the Back of the Book: A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston before the Revolutionary War. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with James Otis, John Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams. Johnny is swept along by the powerful currents that will lead to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington – and finally to an important discovery in Johnny’s own life.

It’s historical fiction at its most gripping, portraying Revolutionary Boston as a living drama through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy.

Cole’s Review: Johnny Tremain is an interesting tale for middle schoolers. This book is about a boy named Johnny who lived at the start of America. Johnny had a bit of a temper with other people. He was learning to be a silversmith. He had an accident while he was working as a silversmith with his hand. It was kind of bad and a little bit gross and frightening.

The story is his point of view which I like because he was a daring boy. He liked adventure. One of the most exciting parts was when Johnny went through a battlefield.

The parts I did not like was all the description. The author gave too much description in most of the chapters. It was a lot of extra words to read.

There were lots of colorful characters and action made it an exciting book to read. The story will teach readers what it was like to live during the Revolutionary War in Boston.

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  1. I liked Johnny Tremain. If I remember correctly, he was a silversmith’s apprentice. I found that part of colonial life fascinating. A young man learned a trade from a master. It sounds as if the experience was a cross between being a servant and being adopted into another family. I think the problem with too much description is a difference between generations; these days we want the story to speed along. What we think is too much description these days would have been just right when the book was written. I enjoyed your review.

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