Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7th GRADE REVOLUTION by Liana Gardner REVIEW Blog Tour and giveaway



SYNOPSIS

WHEN UNEARTHING A NATIONAL TREASURE BECOMES A NATIONAL INCIDENT

Inspired by True Events

Dennis Alexander: Washington Academy Middle School promises to be another in the long line of boring schools he has been expelled from.

Rhonda Snodgrass: Although trained from childhood in survival tactics, she tries to stay off the radar of the “cool” kids who think she’s weird.


7th grade turns out to be anything but normal when teachers announce the students’ bloodless revolution succeeded and they are now in charge. After conducting a secret-ballot vote on policy, the 7th graders emerge to find the school evacuated and the FBI lurking outside with the task of unearthing a treasure of national importance.

The students’ mission is clear—discover the treasure before the FBI locks down the building. Dennis and Rhonda lead the revolt and must work together to follow century-old clues left by a crazy Revolutionary War buff.

To stay one step ahead of the FBI, they must delve into history and amass an arsenal to defend their school … because this is WAR



AWARDS
2018 American Fiction Awards Winner for Pre-Teen Fiction (Ages 10-12)
2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Juvenile Fiction
2018 International Book Awards Finalist for Children's Fiction
2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention for Children's Fiction


My Review

Thrilling Middle grade read with adventure and excitement!

The 7th grade class of Washington Academy Middle grade receive news that were not expecting for the day. They are NOW in charge. Given no instruction, they are put in charge of making changes for the school.  As you would expect, it's total chaos. Few are leaders, most are goofballs, and it is starting to get difficult keeping any kind of organization.  They agree to go to the basement, they call the dungeon, to vote on a few items put on the white board.  After the voting is finished, they start to leave, and discover something isn't quite right with the school. It's too quiet...way too quiet...

"Officials" are outside, however, with some detective work, they discover what is actually going on....and their situation totally changes.  They band together, figure out the clues, and go on an adventure of a lifetime.

I so loved this story!  It is consuming, full of humor (how could it not be with 7th graders!), and explodes with creativity. All the characters have different personalities that you easily fall in love with.  Even though some of them clash, when it comes right down to the mission of protecting the school, they all come together with their individual skills.

I really recommend this story for all middle grade readers...boys and girls. It is a story that you can't put down, and will probably keep the reader up late at night! For older readers, it will bring back memories that you didn't know you forgot!







Praise for 7th GRADE REVOLUTION

"7th Grade Revolution is a thrilling and engrossing ride through past and present based on real events in North Carolina. Though technically a middle grade book, I feel readers of all ages will enjoy this novel. Trust me, you won't want to put it down." ―Tracy Riva, Midwest Book Review

"... a stunning new Middle Grade novel that is part historical fiction, part action adventure mystery, and all around fun. Featuring a cast of wacky, interesting kids I was hooked on page one and enjoyed every twist and turn of the creative plot. Gardner is a writer to watch." ―Dan Elish, Award-Winning Author of BORN TOO SHORT: The Confessions of an Eighth-Grade Basket Case

"... an exciting, smartly written book filled with adventure, intrigue, and history in a modern school setting. Luke Spooner's accompanying art is simply spot on. I can't wait for my daughter to read this, and there's no higher compliment than that." ―Mercedes M. Yardley, Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author of Little Dead Red

So, I arrived home earlier today to find your book on my front porch and I have just come up for air, realizing that I haven't even eaten since I picked it up. (It's 11:00) I don't even know where to begin. Should I start with the dedication that brought me to tears? The first time I saw my name as the teacher and I gasped? (I really had forgotten that you had said you would use my name!) The fact that the beginning of the book is so very reminiscent of the real thing? The illustration toward the end when I saw myself? All of those things were beyond my expectations, but what I really want to say is that the book held me captive from beginning to end. You captured the middle school mind perfectly, showing their insecurities as well as the amazing strength that is just below the surface. Bravo! It is a wonderful book and I can see it being used during a study of government as a class read. The illustrator is also superb. I could go on and on. (I also am really amazed at how you captured me as a teacher ... how did you do that?) So thank you, thank you, thank you! I loved every part of this book and I am so very proud, as I said earlier, to have had any part in it. ―Karen Rectanus, Exploris Middle School    


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Liana Gardner is the award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution and the Misfit McCabeseries. Daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface. Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but allows her imagination to take her wherever she wants to go.

She fostered her love of writing after reading Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and discovering she had a great deal in common with the character Jo. The making up of stories, dramatic feelings, and a quick temper were enough for her to know she and Jo would have been kindred spirits.

Liana volunteers with high school students through the International Trade Education Programs (ITEP). ITEP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Working in partnership with industry and educators, ITEP helps young people “think globally and earn locally.”  

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--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

-  1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
1 Winner will receive an Award-winning 2017 MG, 7th Grade Revolution Swag (Mugs, Playing Cards, T-Shirts) by Liana Gardner.

LAUNCH PARTY SCHEDULE

PART ONE
DECEMBER 10th MONDAY JeanBookNerd REVIEW 
DECEMBER 11th TUESDAY Insane About Books REVIEW
DECEMBER 12th WEDNESDAY Crossroad Reviews REVIEW
DECEMBER 13th THURSDAY Ms. Cats Honest World  REVIEW 
DECEMBER 13th THURSDAY Oh Hey! Books EXCERPT
DECEMBER 14th FRIDAY RhythmicBooktrovert REVIEW 

PART TWO  
DECEMBER 15th SATURDAY TTC Books and More EXCERPT
DECEMBER 15th SATURDAY My Chaotic Ramblings REVIEW & EXCERPT
DECEMBER 16th SUNDAY Sabrina's Paranormal Palace  REVIEW
DECEMBER 17th MONDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW
DECEMBER 18th TUESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books REVIEW 
DECEMBER 19th WEDNESDAY A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW

2 comments:

  1. My next adventure will be I will be retiring soon!

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  2. Good Question! I don't know, I hope it will be something good. Thank you

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