Reviewed by Nelson Z. (age 14)
My favorite part of the book was when Marty first met Shiloh. The way the author developed their relationship was very neat. I thought Marty was an interesting character. Even though he was only twelve, he had the determination of someone twice his age. He also changed Judd Travers, who had been Marty's enemy and then became his friend. I also loved how the setting in West Virginia was carried out in the language and dialogue. While reading this book, I felt empowered to accomplish something good just like Marty was trying to do!
I would recommend this book to anybody looking for a good, heartwarming story. It is simple enough to read to a child, but complex enough for an advanced reader to enjoy. People of all ages can appreciate the story told in Shiloh, which is why anybody can read it.