Ruth of Boston by James Otis

Ruth of Boston

By James Otis
Level 11
Review:

The Puritans’ journey to America and their life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony is told in this book through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl, Ruth. The writing is challenging but engaging. I learned a lot from this book, which has extremely high educational value. Reluctant readers may struggle with the book, as it is not based around a fast-moving plot, but rather on a look at what daily life was like for the Puritans. The book, published in 1910, was written by American author, James Otis, who wrote dozens of children’s historical novels. Although I recommend the book, I felt like it ended very abruptly. I like the Librivox.org narrator, but it is not a high-quality recording.

Region North America, United States
Period 17th Century, 1600s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format e
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
Rating System