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Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Ariel Tamblyn, April 9, 2007

The book Crispin, by AVI, is a book that I think you should read. The book is about a boy who is called “Asta’s Son” (because his mothers name was Asta) and is very disliked by the steward of their town, Stormford, and his name was John Aycliffe. Once his mother dies he is proclaimed a “Wolfs Head” which means that anyone can kill him at anytime. Once he hears of this he runs away from Stormford. He then comes across a church and hears singing from inside. He discovers that it is a man who is called Bear because he is very large like a bear. They travel together and Bear teaches the boy how to play the recorder and they go from town to town making music and everything goes well until they get to Great Wexly…

The Book Crispin is a great book because the beginning of the book can grasp your attention very quickly. It starts with his mother dying and how he copes with the problems he has with the town and him being a wolfs head. His only friend is the priest of the town who tells him that the only way he will be safe is if he runs as far north as he can. The book is also very touching in the way that how he discovers who he really is and the struggles with what happens to his friends and family. The book is also very fast paced and is a quick read. It got very good at the end, and at some spots in the story I couldn’t put the book down.

The book Crispin was pretty accurate when it came to facts about the middle ages. The peasants in the book did the average work that a serf in the Middle Ages. Working in the fields and going to church was their basic life style.

In conclusion, while sitting by the pool in Palm Springs, California during spring break, reading the book Crispin was without a doubt one of the best Historical Fiction books I have ever read, and I think that you should read it too.
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