Two Times a Traitor
I never thought I’d like a character who betrays his family and friends, but 12-year-old Laz is a character you are going to root for. In Two Times a Traitor Laz goes back to 1745 and finds himself making friends on both sides of the siege of Louisbourg. Laz grows up and makes new relationships during the story.
My favorite parts are full of action as Laz becomes a pirate, spy, and messenger and returns home to be an older brother and son. If you could travel through time through a medallion, then the rest is a pretty believable story. I like a lot of historical fiction, so this book really interested me, but I didn’t know a lot about Halifax or this particular war.
It took me longer to read because there are a lot of characters, and I sometimes got confused. There are no pictures, and because of the more complicated plot, I think boys 10 years and older might like it best. There is some suspense and mystery. I really liked that the characters all spoke differently, reflecting where they were from. Laz makes a lot of references to his modern life that I found funny.
It’s worth the moments of confusion and effort because you’ll learn something about this time period, and you’ll want to find out how it turns out for Laz.