Bound To Stay Bound

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 Rebel spy
 Author: Rossi, Veronica

 Publisher:  Ember (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 356 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 767171 ISBN: 9781524771225
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Impersonation -- Fiction
 Spies -- Fiction
 Social classes -- Fiction
 Love -- Fiction
 United States -- History -- 1775-1783, Revolution -- Fiction

Price: $9.01

In 1776, fifteen-year-old Francisca escapes a dangerous life in the Bahamas by posing as a wealthy shipwreck victim, and soon finds herself a spy for George Washington in New York.

   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/20)
   Booklist (05/15/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/06/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2020 On a dark Grand Bahama Island beach, Frannie finds the dead body of a young lady and impulsively steals her clothes, desperate to escape an abusive stepfather. Frannie is “rescued” as Emmeline Coates and taken on board a British ship bound for New York Harbor—and the heart of the Revolutionary War. On that ship she meets a young patriot who lends her Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and teaches her to move, eat, and speak like a lady before he's press-ganged into His Majesty’s navy. Three years later, Frannie lives as Ms. Coates, socializing with the highest ranks of the British Army. She's courted by a dashing officer and connects with General Washington’s spy ring, sharing the details she overhears at dinners and dances. Rossi, who bases Frannie on a spy known only as 355, weaves historical figures and events into this tale as Frannie risks all for the cause she believes in while trying to reclaim her true self. Romance rivals intrigue in a story that readers will find the very opposite of dry history. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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