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The Fighting Ground

The Fighting Ground

Author(s): Avi

Location(s): New Jersey

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): American War of Independence

Jonathan, 13, knows he’s ready to fight the British. He can handle a gun. And he yearns to don a uniform and battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin. So on this day when the tavern bell tolls, calling men to arms, Jonathan doesn’t ask his father’s permission. He simply goes. And to his joy, he’s accepted.

In the next twenty-four hours, Jonathan learns what it means to fight, and to be a soldier. He also learns what it’s like to meet death face to face.

It’s a lesson he will never forget…

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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