I actually hated this book. I didn't dislike it, I hated it. The title of the book gives away the whole ending. Sam doesn't even die until the very end! The title would have made more sense if the book had opened with Tim and his family getting the news of Sam's death. But Sam doesn't die until literally the very end, and which case the title gives it away. I read this in 5th grade for school, because we were learning about the Revolutionary War. I will never read it again. I do not recommend this book.