[Ebook] ➯ The Ransom of Mercy Carter ➮ Caroline B. Cooney – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Ransom of Mercy Carter An interesting historical novel based upon a true story concerning the kidnapping of an entire village of mostly children with some women and a handful of men by an Indian tribe during the 1600 s Interesting piece of not well known history of the relations between the French and Indians This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I could have sworn my library had a hard copy of this, so idk why this is a little paperback I would see this on the shelf growing up, and for some reason I never read it.The description sucked me in It s weird to have the date and place on the top of the pages.My whole review didn t fit, that hasn t happened in a while where I wrote everything down, the good and the bad, so I ll have to do a broad review here.I didn t really like the alternating POV I wasn t expecting them it could b I could have sworn my library had a hard copy of this, so idk why this is a little paperback I would see this on the shelf growing up, and for some reason I never read it.The description sucked me in It s weird to have the date and place on the top of the pages.My whole review didn t fit, that hasn t happened in a while where I wrote everything down, the good and the Deerfield, Massachusetts Is One Of The Most Remote, And Therefore Dangerous, Settlements In The English Colonies In 1704 An Indian Tribe Attacks The Town, And Mercy Carter Becomes Separated From The Rest Of Her Family, Some Of Whom Do Not Survive Mercy And Hundreds Of Other Settlers Are Herded Together And Ordered By The Indians To Start Walking The Grueling Journey Three Hundred Miles North To A Kahnawake Indian Village In Canada Takes Than 40 Days At First Mercy S Only Hope Is That The English Government In Boston Will Send Ransom For Her And The Other White Settlers But Days Turn Into Months And Mercy, Who Has Become A Kahnawake Daughter, Thinks Less And Less Of Ransom, Of Deerfield, And Even Of Her English Family She Slowly Discovers That The Savages Have Traditions And Family Life That Soon Become Her Own, And Mercy Begins To Wonder If Ransom Comes, Will She Take It I have learned to be cautious about books featuring Native Americans written by non Natives, and I don t know enough to judge this one on that basis, however Caroline Cooney has written a fascinating story about a young English girl who is captured by Native Americans Her struggle with her identity is heart wrenching at times, and hard to put down In an author s note at the end, Cooney g Jessica BroockerdHistorical FictionYoung Mercy Carter, along with many children from her town of Deerfield, MA, are taken in an Indian raid and forced to march the long trails into Canada Mercy, along with a few others, are adopted by a tribe of Indians who live along a river fairly close to a French settlement, while others are given to French families or the convent Mercy Carter along with others from her town are kidnapped by the Indians and are taken from their New England home to Canada There the captives are divided up some to the French and others go to the Indians Mercy is sent to the Indians She at frist tries to remain true to her family and Purtain ways Mercy holds out for the hope of being ransom but, as months drag by and she gets use to the Indian ways she finds it harder and harder to resist the lure of their kindness to her and tempetion t Mercy Carter along with others from her town are kidnapped by the Indians and are taken from their New England home to Canada There the captives are divided up some to the French and others go to the Indians Mercy is sent to the Indians She at frist tries to remain true to her family and Purtain ways Mercy holds o 5 5 stars Another amazing Caroline B Cooney book I loved it This novel may be marketed at a young audience but if Carey s strong adult themes such as family, your place in the world, morality, making choices and friends I would have finished this book much earlier but life got in the way The character of Mercy Carter was very strong and independent She had to struggle through many hardships, and over them Also, this is based on a true story There are two pages at the end of the books t 5 5 stars Another amazing Caroline B Cooney book I loved it This novel may be marketed at a young audience but if Carey s strong adult themes such as family, your place in the world, morality, making choices and friends I would have finished this book much earlier but life got in the way The character of Mer Mercy Carter is an 11 year old English settler who, along with her whole town, has been taken prisoner by Native Americans Through her eyes we see how everyone is treated and what she is thinking about her abduction and how she slowly grows to accept and even care for her new Native Family after they adopt her I enjoy reading books about or involving Native Americans although I usually prefer to read the ones set before the English and other European settlers came, this one was written finely Mercy Carter is an 11 year old English settler who, along with her whole town, has been taken prisoner by Native Americans Through her eyes we see how everyone is treated and what she is thinking about her abduction and how she slowly grows to accept and even care for her new Native Family after they adopt her I enjoy readi This was definitely an interesting read.Years ago I read the Dear America book that covered this topic Standing in the Light , and so I already knew the general topic and direction the book was going in namely, that the captive children would be assimilated into the tribe s culture and society and would not come home.I will say, though, that if you have read that book and are coming to this one this book is a muchmature take on the subject of captive children being assimilated into Nat Mercy is a child, just old enough to care for her four brothers and a sister Then the Indians come, different tribes recruited by the French to wage war on the Puritan community of Deerfield, MA The Indians mission to capture the children and march them clear to Canada In the dead of winter.Mercy is determined to survive First for her younger sister, Mara And after Mara s death, for the boy, Daniel And then.Mercy must survive for herself And strangely for the family that cares for Mercy is a child, just old enough to care for her four brothers and a sister Then the Indians come, differ


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