The book is about slavery and how the biggest slave auction is held because Mr. Butler is in dept from gambling. Also how Mr.Butler made a promise to Mattie and Will that he would not sell Emma but the the bidder bidded to high to turn down.
I liked this book because its about how slavery was like and how they felt. Also about a girl (Emma) who is only around twelve at the time. The only bad thing about this book is knowing that this really did happen back in the time of slavery. This book is really good I say its a must read.