Uncertain Glory review by moseso
Uncertain Glory
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Historical Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
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Uncertain Glory is an amazing story inspired by true events. Joe Wood is the main character of the story. In this captivating tale, Joe must earn enough money to pay back a man who lent him cash so he could begin a printing press. Amid the chaos of the U.S. Civil War and the opinionated war of white men vs. black, Joe must help his African friend, Owen. Owen is a proud youngster with a newly enlisted father. Then, after a tragic turn of events, Joe must set out in a frantic search to find his young friend. Can he, with the help of a girl whose uncle claims she can talk to the dead, find Owen and pay off the debt of his printing press? Find out when you read Uncertain Glory!



This book is well written and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the history of the U.S. Civil War. The story is set in Maine, far away from the beginnings of the war, but the citizens are still uptight and nervous about the imminent threat.

The author did a wonderful job of developing the main character, Joe Wood. Every character goes through a change of some sort in the book, and I feel the author did an excellent job making this change noticeable.

A few confusing parts did result in dysfunction. The author adds in someone who claims to be a ‘spiritualist’: someone who can talk to the dead. It is confusing, because you never know if the character is faking it or isn’t. Other than that minor confusion, Uncertain Glory is definitely a book you’ll want to read!

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