This novel, based in 1754 on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl from Charlestown, New Hampshire, presents American history in an exciting and interesting way. When an Indian raid disturbs Miriam's young life and she and her family are forced to march north to Montreal to a life of slavery, she thinks her life is over. However, things work out for the better, and many adventures and true friends balance her hard times out. 275 pgs. ~ Rachel S.