Changes for Felicity
This book deals almost totally with the problems going on in 1774 in the colonies, where people have become severely divided into whether they support the King of England (loyalists), or support the cause of American independence (Patriots).
There's also a second thread going on here, and that is about compassion. A man who mistreated a horse that Felicity loves ends up in jail. At first it's something that Felicity thinks is well deserved, but when she gets to see the type of conditions that he's living in, she gradually begins to feel compassion for him. A kind deed she does later comes back to her in a major positive way.
It's a story about growing up, of course, and learning that things are not always what they seem , not always clear-cut black-and-white in nature. As always, there's a historical section which helps put the events in the book into proper perspective.
A good book for teaching both history and human relationships.
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