Book: Wake Not the Hangman by Deborah Leighcategories: Book, Brotherhood, Escape Stories, Literary Fiction, Action and Adventure, Slavery, Stories in Courage, Teenage Bravery, Surrogate Fathers, Race Against Danger, Battle for Freedom, Runaway Slaves, Historical Fiction
Deborah Leighabout this book: The heartrending tale of 15-year-old Thornton Guthrie, who is trapped in an isolated life by a wretched father. He plots an escape from the family farm with his father's three slaves, but a deadly event makes the quest for freedom for this band of newfound friends a perilous race against the clock.
WAKE NOT THE HANGMAN is a tale of friendship, brotherhood, love, justice, and honor in the most difficult of circumstances. It is a story about having the courage to do the right thing, even if one's life is on the line. It is a story about protecting others who can't protect themselves. It is a coming-of-age tale not only for its young protagonist, but for many of the characters whose transformative bravery helps them transcend longtime barriers on their quest for freedom.
Here's what reviewers say about WAKE NOT THE HANGMAN:
• "Seat-gripping suspense scenes. Energetic and spirited storytelling make this an entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews
• "Heartbreaking, nerve-wracking, triumphant. A deeply satisfying novel." — San Francisco Book Review
• "A fast-paced read with a lot of action." — Apex Reviews
• "A book you will never forget." — Amazon Reviewer
• "Love it! Love it! Love it!" — Amazon Reviewer
Take the journey with Thornton. Discover Wake Not the Hangman.
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