The Year of The Hangman

By Gary Blackwood

Characters

Creighton: the main character, a boy who gets taken to America and is expected to be a spy for the English, but ends up switching loyalties throughout the course of the book.
Peter: a giant boy that Creighton meets in New Orleans through Benjamin Franklin. They become good friends and help each other in tough situations.

Primary Setting

Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Year: 1777

Main Conflict

Creighton wants to stay loyal to his country, but he also wants to do what's right and the best thing to do as a person, so he switches loyalties.