When Will this Cruel War Be Over?

Written by Barry Denenberg

Reviewed by Elizabeth N. (age 9)

In the book, When will this Cruel War be Over, the book is about Civil War. A part is when the Yankees use Emily’s house for a place where Yankees live. The slaves stay and not fight with the Yankees. Another part is when Emily’s mom dies. There is also a part when Emily’s cousins baby Elizabeth dies. Emily’s brother, Cole, dies, too. To find out what happens next visit your closest library.

My opinion is that it was good because there is slaves and some Yankees. It thrilled me when I picked it up. It was heroic and scary but also happy and sad. It was sad when the people died.

I recommend this book to people who like reading about The Civil War.

Elizabeth N. is a student in Mrs. Schmidt's 4th Grade Class
2016-2017