Five Star Review: An Acquaintance with Darkness (Great Episodes) by Ann Rinaldi
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Released: March 1, 2005
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 367 Pages
Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle is involved in body snatching. Meanwhile, her best friend's family is accused of plotting to kill Abraham Lincoln, and Emily is left unsure of whom she can trust.
Review by Stormi
This book is one that is filled with history. When opening this book you find yourself in the time of Abraham Lincoln. You see the men and women of color get released from burden and many more continuing on with their current life as free men and women. I have always loved all things history and once again I was not disappointed. I have always said that if I was going to go back in time, I would love to go back to the era of the civil war. While life was hard it was also a great time in the history of the country. This book follows a young girl through some tough times. Her friend leaves, her mother dies, and President Lincoln is assassinated. She finds herself alone except for her Uncle who is a bit on the strange side. She is soon to find out how strange. I found this book to be a very good read. I am always big on reading historical books and so this one was just up my alley. It was not only full of history, but was also full of mystery. It kept me deeply enthralled throughout.