Well, Johnathan, the protagonist, is the obvious choice for "favorite" as it is around him that the action revolves. Johnathan has a lot of growing up to do, even though he is brave and dedicated. Only thirteen when he joins the Revolutionary War, and "(d)uring the next twenty-four hours, Jonathan discovers a great deal about fighting, soldiers, his father, and himself. He must decide who the enemies really are and how he feels about them.
By the time the twenty-four hours are up, Johnathan not longer sees the world in black and white, overcomes prejudices, and finds himself a much older thirteen year old than he had been just the previous day.
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