Sons of Liberty by Adele Griffin

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When life in his house becomes intolerable, Rock considers revolution
It’s two a.m., it’s snowing, and the Kindle boys are working on the roof. This is just another in a long string of interrupted nights—early morning wake-up calls that their father uses to teach endurance, discipline, and a respect for authority. He is a tough man, unforgiving and quick to anger, and the boys express their fear of him in different ways. Cliff is rebellious, while Rock escapes into Revolutionary War history, and struggles to understand where his loyalties lie. When the boys’ friend Liza decides to run away from her abusive stepfather, Rock and Cliff help her escape. As life in the Kindle house becomes unbearable, Rock wonders if he should run away as well. But would leaving be an act of treason? This ebook features a personal history by Adele Griffin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.

About Adele Griffin

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ADELE GRIFFIN is the critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including My Almost Epic Summer, The Other Shepards, and National Book Award Finalists Where I Want to Be and Sons of Liberty. She lives in New York City.
Published February 12, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 230 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rock's anguish is achingly realized, and the final outcome is no black- and-white happy ending, but a gray realm: They choose the temporary pain of breaking away in the half-uttered hope of finding a better life.

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A seventh-grader is torn by his conflicting feelings for his abusive father. PW's starred review of this National Book Award nominee said, Griffin's pointedly jarring dialogue and keen ear for adole

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Rock, on the other hand, admires and defends his father's toughness (""All he's doing is trying to improve us, as a family.

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