as if we weren't followed," Nola said. "I guess the British are so busy
loading our family onboard ships that they couldn't spare-"
"Get down!" Hector suddenly cried. "Take cover! Whaleboats coming!" No one
moved. No one said a word.
Nola is an Acadian teenager in 1755- not the best time to be Acadian. Her
parents have arranged an escape. Nola and her friends Jocelyne and Hector
lead the group called the Rameurs to supposed safety. But the obstacles that
they face amount to too much, and with war creeping up like a cat stalks its
prey, the Rameurs are going to need more than just fishing boats for
survival. With Frank, a Mi’kmaq, helping them arm themselves, and the
bravery and courage that the Rameurs have, they will survive. Won't they?
Band of Acadians was an awesome book! The characters were extremely
agreeable to my reading taste, along with being believable. They weren't a
bunch of perfect historical dummies. I think the chapters could have been
broken down a little bit more. The author also could have focused more on
Hector and less on Frank. Frank got kind of boring sometimes, and describing
exactly what went into the explosives could be disastrous. I would be able
to make them myself! Other than this, Band of Acadians was amazingly
easy to believe and left me wondering, "Is this a fictional account of a
real life event?" I think Band of Acadians is written outstandingly
well, with lots of details and differing characters. It is a very drawing
book to look at, and appears exciting from the beginning. Exciting it most
definitely is. There is loads of history, and even more adventure! I think
this book would be extremely appetizing to any history lover. I could
imagine almost the whole thing happening.
If you liked reading Band of Acadians, try reading Banished from
Our Home by Sharon Stewart, or Evangeline and the Acadians by
Robert Tallant. I recommend this book for ages eleven and up, or mature
ten-year-olds at the youngest. To find out more about Acadians, go to
I still don't know if it honestly happened or not, but I do know that
Band of Acadians deserves a wonderful 4 and one-half stars.