R Is for Rebel by J. Anderson Coats

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Read R Is for Rebel Online Free - A novel about a girl who won’t let anything tame her spirit—not the government that conquered her people, and definitely not reform school!

Malley has led the constables on a merry chase across her once-peaceful country. With her parents in prison for their part in a failed resistance movement, the government wants to send her to a national school—but they’ll have to capture her first.

And capture her they do. Malley is carted off to be reformed as a proper subject of the conquering empire, reeducated, and made suitable for domestic service. That’s the government’s plan, anyway.

But Malley will not go down without a fight. She’s determined to rally her fellow students to form a rebellion of their own. The government can lock these girls up in reform school. Whether it can break them is another matter entirely…

Title : R Is for Rebel
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ISBN : 1481496670
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


C. L. rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 14, 2018

Oh, no. Ohhhh, nooooooo. I was so excited about this book. I loved the previous book by this author. I was excited enough that I was willing to look past the fact that the cover had a white girl giving the black power salute -- a cover in poor taste doesn't mean the book's going to be bad, right? O...

Kathie rated it ★★★★☆

February 21, 2018

Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. It's not often that I want to stop mid-read, and learn about the inspiration behind an author's book. Rarely do I ask myself "what if" when I read something that reminds me of historical battles about which I've been taught...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

January 22, 2018

Special thanks to J. Anderson Coats for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of R is for Rebel. Look for its release in February 2018. Three generations before Malley was born, the country of Milea was conquered by the New Wealds. After her parents were imprisoned for being resisters to...

laurel [suspected bibliophile] rated it ★★★★★

February 13, 2018

When the Wealdan Empire conquered Milea, the emperor and his men began breaking down every Milean tradition. No songs. No hedge schools. No families. All children must attend a national school, in accordance with the Education Act. After Malley's parents are shipped to a penal colony, she is capt...

Randi rated it ★★★★☆

March 19, 2018

I was hesitant with this book at first. Malley started off incredibly immature, but as she grew in maturity I began to enjoy her. The first thing I noticed about this book was that it had direct references to the absolutely disgusting time that was the Boarding School Era in American history. I h...

rachel rated it ★★★☆☆

February 28, 2018

i'm not entirely sure how i feel about this one. it had a strong plot, but it didn't feel like the writing was able to accomplish all that was set up. i like the idea: ungovernable girls rising against their oppressors, but something about it was off. it could be because it's written for a younge...

Kathy rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2018

If your country is invaded and your culture outlawed, how do you resist? What is the most important part of your culture to hang onto? This children's chapter book is like the fantasy genre in that it builds an amazing and complex world and has the main character go through a fast-moving plot - b...

Kirsten rated it ★★★★☆

December 08, 2017

Heavy-handed but a good story!

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2017

So different from all the other middle grade novels out there right now, in a good way! I think this story will stay with me for a long time (maybe I'm more Milean than I realized).

Ines rated it ★★★★☆

February 03, 2018

Really enjoyed this story. This is a book that made me think about my own values and our own world's history. Reccomend it to everyone who is in the mood for some brave, kickass girls.

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