Charley Skeddaddle is a story that takes place during
the Civil War (1861-1865) in the North. The main character
is Charley Stephen Quinn. He was a young boy growing up in
New York City without parents. Charley’s older brother
Johnny died at the Battle of Gettysburg. We learned about
Johnny through Charley’s memories. He lives with his older
sister Noreen, who recently became engaged to be married.
Charley was involved in
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Americans than any other war in history.
So many times we do things for the wrong reasons and never
question why. I do not believe in war, and feel we can
settle our differences with words, not killing. It would
have been nice to read more about Charley’s later life,
because we do not know if he returns to Granny or ever sees
his sister again. At times the book seemed a little boring.