Loved this book! It was a little slow getting into it, but then it takes off with a bang of revolutionary gun powder (ok, maybe that was cheesy...). I'm such a big fan of historical fiction. I've always loved it, and I think it's the best way to teach children history. I know it works for me, even as an adult. I loved everything about this book, especially the character of Johnny himself. Unlike some main characters who seem to be flawless, Johnny is very real. When you don't want to hug him and tell him everything will be fine you want to slap him across the face. He reminds me of my own children... Just kidding. Sort of. Anyway, Johnny's a classic, and if you've never read it, you should.