Monday, December 26, 2011

Rebel in Blue Jean - Beverly Stowe McClure

Publisher: Twilight times Books

Pages: 160
Genre: Realistic fiction
Source: Won a copy in a Blog Hop from Author

My Thoughts:
Rebel Ferguson’s life has changed drastically. Her mother has left Rebel and her father for a drummer in a band. Rebel’s two best friends, Will and Sully have decided to do everything in their power to cheer her up. As her father tries to deal with the situation, taking credit for part of the break up, Rebel feels her life is spinning out of control. First there is the strange behavior of Will and Sully, especially when it concerns college boy Rick. Next there is the mandatory visit with her mother and new boyfriend Bo.

Rebel is determined to make her mother pay for choosing Bo over her and her father. She begins to call her mother Liz. This is a book that you must read. It rang so true. I have seen my middle school students go through these frustrating stages just like Rebel as they deal with a divorce in their family. I can only imagine if they were older and had to deal with the “boy” issues Rebel is dealing with. I sat with the book and read it from cover to cover. I have so enjoyed it. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read and review this book and I’m looking forward to reading a lot more by this author.

About the Author
Beverly Stowe McClure is the author of two other novels for teens: Listen to the Ghost and Secrets I Have Kept. A native Texan, she lives in the country with her husband and two cats. She is a former teacher and was selected 1988 Conservation Teacher of the year in her district.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a lovely review, Sandra. I'm so happy you enjoyed Rebel's story. Have a wonderful new year.