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The Civil war began on April 12th 1861, with the bombardment of Fort Sumter and just five days after this event, Virginia succeeds from the Union. This is not only a historical day, but it is also the birthday of John Muro a young man from Virginia who just turned sixteen years old.
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As with all Southerner's at this time John is swept away by the victorious victory at Fort Sumter, but it won't take long for John to realize that this dreadful conflict could ruin his chances of his lifelong desire to go to medical school in Pennsylvania.

In June of 1861 the Union Army pushes into Virginia and is engaged into fighting at the battle of Bull Run. John's cousin was wounded fighting for the Southern Confederacy. At this point John's parents decide that it would be better for John to study medical school at University of Virginia. As the war continues to press on young John lends his service at the Charlottesville Hospital. With little actual practice and knowledge of what it takes to be a doctor John is faced with many trials. It was during this time that John saves the life of a Yankee officer, this leads to contempt from Johns peers, but also will build a lasting friendship. It is also during this time that John will meet a young lady Lorrie Wigfall, who is also a niece to one of his professors. They began a courtship during one of the worse times America has ever faced. This romance will show how war can inflict heavy on one's love life.

Throughout the book John is faced with many tough decisions in regards to loyalty, love and where he belongs. The Disagreement, is a book narrated by John about a personal struggle during a time of war.
Best part of story, including ending: How quickly John became an adult. When the war began in 1861. John was just a carefree teenager, but by 1862 he will be a full grown man.

Best scene in story: The romance between John and Lorrie and how they try to keep their romance alive during bloody battles and frightened civilians.

Opinion about the main character: A very believable narrative although fiction when reading this work one actuality will think all these events truly happened. The main character is a soft man with basic dreams and desire as any young man his age would have.

The review of this Book prepared by Silas Brunk a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

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