Friday, November 19, 2010

Book Review: Brave Boys of Derry by W.S. Martin

Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender!Brave Boys of Derry is a true account of an event in history when a group of young men protected and defended their town of Londonderry in northern Ireland from a seige by King James II in 1689. The story is interesting and at the same time chilling as one reads about these Protestant men (and women) who risked their lives for what they believed to be the truth of God.

It is a book for young people that was written by a man who had this to say about why he wrote it:

"The writer hopes that, with God's blessing, this little effort may do something to foster in the hearts of his young readers a similar spirit to that which filled the breasts of the apprentice boys of Londonderry when they shut the gates of the city in the face of the Pope's army, and that they too will be found standing firm, and, if need be, suffering joyfully in the cause of truth and freedom."

Quite a noble purpose, I would say.

I think this book would make a great Christmas gift to any young person who loves to read historical narratives. I give Brave Boys of Derry 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

(I received this book from Pump Up Your Book! for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.)

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the wonderful review of Mr. Martin's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Wishing you and your readers a blessed Thanksgiving.