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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"So I'll be heading down now, if that's okay. I got a long day at school tomorrow." "
Nothing school can teach you that you can't learn from life lessons. Remember
that, son. Your brother and I've been talking about you. You might as well know ...
"Mrs. Lewin said it was okay for me to come," Rock lied. He looked her straight in
the eye. But Ms. Manzuli didn't seem to weigh the truth of Rock's story. She just
smiled, white teeth shining in white skin. "Okay, then, what brings you to these ...
"Well, I won't let your dreams and nightmares hurt you, okay? Get some sleep.
And if you wet the bed, all we have to do is wake up and change the sheets. Okay
? That okay with you, Bront?" At his feet, Rock heard a faint and sleepy "Yes.
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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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