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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"And Daddy wants to talk to you about a few things, after." Rock pushed away the
cards. He was finished studying for tonight. "Oil and water are the two most
important liquids that feed a car, but their functions are different as night and day.
"Water's a good thing any time of the year." Liza looked over the side of the
JennAir, into the pond's deep bruise -colored murk. "I bet there's cave treasures
down there," she remarked, pushing at an ice chunk with the tip of her finger. "
When I ...
He'd add even more things to it, maybe, when they got to Arizona. And then he'd
mail a copy of it to Ms. Manzuli when he was done, like Cliff said. His free hand
fumbled with the door handle, yanked open the door, and he crawled into 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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