A Sodier's Secret Essay

833 words - 4 pages

Marissa Moss is an author and illustrator of more than 20 books. One of her books is A Soldier’s Secret. There was a young woman that loved her country and wanted to fight for it during the Civil War. She disguised herself as a young man in order to get into the army.
The main character, Sarah Edmonds, switched her name to Frank Thompson. When Sarah was younger, she lived with her parents and one brother- Edward. Her 2 older sisters got married and moved out. Her father used to beat her, Edward, and her mother. Edward couldn’t do anything because he was sick and weak. Sarah tried to be the “man” that helped her father. So, she thought of going to the war to get stronger and stand up for her mother and Edward. One day, she cut off her hair and then ran as fast as she could farther, and farther away from home. When she was far enough, she changed into her brothers’ clothes and hid hers under the dirt.
When she was 19, she tried to make it into the army, but they thought she was 16 so they didn’t let her. So, she went and worked for a man named Mr.Hurlburt. She was a bookseller and sold books to people. After that, she tried once more and she finally made it into the army- as Frank Thompson. She worked as a field nurse, helping the wounded right on the battlefield. She sent letters to families of soldiers that died. Next, she started to be in the battle. After that, she became a spy. When she was a spy, she had to think of her own costumes and how she would get in to the Rebel camp.
Her roommate, was named Damon Stewart. They became really good friends until Damon’s foot got wounded and he couldn’t fight anymore. Because of his injury, he got sent home. Frank’s new roommate was James Reid. They got to be pretty good friends too, but his attention was on Jerome.
Jerome Robbins was a nurse and when Frank got to know him, he felt the female part that he had inside him. He felt some kind of feeling that he didn’t feel with his other friends. When he got to know Jerome more, he told him his secret. After that, Jerome didn’t speak to him a while. He felt awkward around him now, knowing that Frank was...

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