R Is for Rebel

R Is for Rebel

For Ages: 10 - 99
“An empowering and timely story about resistance.” —Booklist

Princess Academy meets Megan Whalen Turner in this stunning 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…
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481496681 | 
  • March 2019 | 
  • Grades 5 and up
List Price
AU$ 11.99
NZ$ 14.99

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J. Anderson Coats

J. Anderson Coats has master’s degrees in history and library science, and has published short stories in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She is the author of the acclaimed novels The Wicked and the JustThe Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming, and R Is for Rebel. She lives with her family in Washington State. Visit her at JAndersonCoats.com.

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