#BookReview #MiddleGrade #Mystery -- 7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner -- #Giveaway Inside
WHEN UNEARTHING A NATIONAL TREASURE BECOMES A NATIONAL INCIDENT.Inspired by True Events
Dennis Alexander: Washington Academy Middle School promises to be another in the long line of boring schools he has been expelled from.
Rhonda Snodgrass: Although trained from childhood in survival tactics, she tries to stay off the radar of the “cool” kids who think she’s weird.
7th grade turns out to be anything but normal when teachers announce the students’ bloodless revolution succeeded and they are now in charge.
After conducting a secret-ballot vote on policy, the 7th graders emerge to find the school evacuated and the FBI lurking outside with the task of unearthing a treasure of national importance.
The students’ mission is clear—discover the treasure before the FBI locks down the building. Dennis and Rhonda lead the revolt and must work together to follow century-old clues left by a crazy Revolutionary War buff.
To stay one step ahead of the FBI, they must delve into history and amass an arsenal to defend their school … because this is WAR!
Book DetailsGenre: Middle-Grade Detective Mystery
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: October 24th 2017
Number of Pages: 299
ISBN: 1944109463 (ISBN13: 9781944109462)
Reminiscent of Book Scavenger and The Unbreakable Code, this book takes important historical concepts and places them in the hands and minds of seventh graders. And what an adventure they have!
From having to piece together clues to learning to overcome fears in order to accomplish an important task, this middle-grade title is quite innovative.
Plot development was quite intricate! In fact, the only word I can use to further describe the plot, as well as the character development is - amazing!
Now, I would have been one of the seventh graders who would have relished in the wonderful atmosphere this book created. However, in the 21st century, I can see some elementary school-aged children (like my son, who has been quite interested in what I have been reading lately) enjoying this lovely read. I have already recommended this book to my local Baltimore library!
Highly recommend this book for young children and teens. 5-stars!
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Liana Gardner is the two-time teen choice award-winning author of the Misfit McCabe series. Daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana Gardner combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface. Born in Seattle, WA and raised in southern California, Liana is definitely a west coast girl, but loves to travel.
She fostered her love of writing after reading Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and discovering she had a great deal in common with the character Jo. The making up of stories, dramatic feelings, and a quick temper were enough for her to know she and Jo would have been kindred spirits.
Liana volunteers with high school students through the International Trade Education Programs (ITEP). ITEP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Working in partnership with industry and educators, ITEP helps young people “think globally and earn locally.”
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