Friday, October 15, 2010
Blog Tour : Call Me Kate
Title: Call Me Kate
Author: Molly Roe
Published: Tribute Books, 2008
Buy the book: The Book Depository*
First Line: "S'ter, s'ter, I need to see Katie right away."
Summary: Coming of age amidst the seething unrest of the Civil War era, feisty fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty infiltrates the Molly Maguires, a secret Irish organization, to rescue a lifelong friend. Under the guise of Dominick, a draft resister, Katie volunteers for a dangerous mission in hopes of preventing bloodshed. Katie risks job, family, and ultimately her very life to intervene. A series of tragedies challenge Katie's strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can she balance her sense of justice with the law?
Review: Call Me Kate was something different for me. I'm not usually one to read historical fiction but I'm glad I read Call Me Kate because it was a pretty good read.
Katie had an unfortunate life but she coped well and that made her a great character. I also liked Con and Wynnie. They just seemed to be strong independent characters and it was refreshing to read a book where the main character didn't have to lean on someone else all the time.
There were some sad parts in Call Me Kate, particularly the ending but I found that made it all the more realistic. There were also some slow parts to the book but I didn't mind.
Overall, Call Me Kate is a really interesting read. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting but it was still really enjoyable and gave a good insight into a life far different from my own. It's definitely worth a read.
Source: Copy for review from Tribute Books.
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