Saturday, January 2, 2016

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Tyre - ADVISABLE

Tyre, Lisa Lewis Last in a Long Line of Rebels, 279 pgs. Penguin, 2015. $16.99. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  

12-year-old Lou is hoping for an exciting summer, so when she makes a wish on an old Bible and overhears her parents talk about the possibility of losing the family home, she drafts her friends into helping her come up with a plan to save the nearly 200-year-old house.  Diary entries from the civil war of her namesake and great grandmother add to the intrigue and mystery.   

A wonderful mix of history, family, and friendship with a little civil rights and football thrown in for good measure.  The back story was as believable and as exciting as the race to save the house.  Engaging characters and a well planned mystery,  boys will enjoy this middle level read as much as the girls will.  

EL, MS - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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