Title: 7th Grade Revolution
Author: Liana Gardner
Genres: Middle Grade, Fiction
Pages: Paperback, 299 pages
Pub Date: October 24th 2017
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Book Source:Jean Book Nerd
My Rating: 4 Stars
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Synopsis: WHEN UNEARTHING A NATIONAL TREASURE BECOMES A NATIONAL INCIDENTInspired by True EventsDennis 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!
About the Author:
Liana Gardner is the award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution and the Misfit McCabeseries. Daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface. Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but allows her imagination to take her wherever she wants to go.
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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ENDS: DECEMBER 31, 2018
Review: The beginning took a bit to explain the characters and situation but I began to like the whole thing towards the middle. The pacing picked up, the characters were more likeable, and the “secret treasure in the school” concept was intriguing. I also liked the illustrations in the beginning of each chapter which really brought the story to life and set the mood. The ending was pretty satisfying and I’d recommend this book for ages 10 & up.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review