Sons of Liberty
A revolution is a complicated thing, Rock Kindle knows -- especially when it happens in your own family. Rock wants to be loyal to his father, whose "life lessons" are often harsh, sometimes cruel. And he tries to be loyal to his mother, who retreats from the world more and more every day, whose weakness leaves Rock torn between anger and pity for her. So he's suspicious of his older brother, Cliff's, dark hints at escaping, rebelling against their father's tyranny. Why does Cliff need to start a revolution? Why can't they all just stay together as family?
But when their friend, Liza, escapes from her own troubled situation, and as tensions escalate at home, Rock finds himself forced to take sides. He must sort out for himself whether he is a patriot -- or a traitor.
With unforgettable, sharply drawn characters and a taut, dramatic narrative, Adele Griffin's third novel draws us into the complexity of family relationships, offering no easy answers -- only hope.
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She opened the door. "So I'm home free. Scout's honor." Relief lapped the edges
of Rock's stomach. If Liza was home free, then it was no big deal. He watched
Liza in, and then turned to look at the door of his own classroom, Mrs. Lewin, 7B.
opened the door. Without another look toward the boys, he slid into the car and
started^the engine. They continued to watch until the car had rattled out the
driveway and disappeared down the unlit road. "Come inside, kids. I can't keep
The stairs ended with a square porch, which Rock, Cliff, and Liza gathered on,
standing in a troubled clump to face the closed front door and pulled-down
window shades. "You better do the knocks, Liza." Cliff stroked his hand along the
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartyAllen - LibraryThing
There is nothing particularly special about this book. The characters are likeable and relatable, but the story itself is slow to develop, too slow for most readers. The author information at the end ... Read full review
SONS OF LIBERTYUser Review - Kirkus
A knot-in-the-stomach of a good book, as true and real as any this year: Griffin (Split Just Right, p. 555, etc.), in her disturbing portraits of adults as authoritative, abusive, and ineffectual ... Read full review
Chapter One THE JUWAG
ChapterTwo OJJTOAi AND DIME
ChapterThree IIMHQ PROTEjTEM
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