"Across Five Aprils" is a cool story about a guy named Jethro Creighton and how he grows up during the time of the Civil War. Jethro and his family go through the troubles and the hard times of the beginning of the Civil War.
During the war, they shared a lot of laughter and sadness both. Some of his family die in this story, which makes it kind of sad. The laughter comes in with how they are such a close family and how they share everything together the way families should.
I liked this book because it has a good message for anyone learning about the Civil War, which is that war is hard to go through, but with a good family you can get through it. People die during wars, and you hurt and are sad, but the bad times don't last forever.
I recommend this book for ages 12 and up, because it can be a little difficult to read for younger ages. I'm giving this book a four out of five rating.
See you in the funny pages,