At the end of Divided We Fall, Danny Wright's beloved Idaho had been invaded by the federal government, their electricity shut off, their rights suspended. Danny goes into hiding with his friends in order to remain free. But after the state declares itself a Republic, Idaho rises to fight in a second American Civil War, and Danny is right in the center of the action, running guerrilla missions with his fellow soldiers to break the Federal occupation. Yet what at first seems like a straightforward battle against governmental repression quickly grows more complicated, as more states secede, more people die, and Danny discovers the true nature of some of his new allies.
Chilling, powerful, and all too plausible, Burning Nation confirms Trent Reedy's place as a provocative new voice in YA fiction.
About the Author
Trent Reedy is the author of Divided We Fall and Burning Nation, the first two books in a trilogy about the second American Civil War; If You're Reading This; Stealing Air; and Words in the Dust, which was the winner of the Christopher Medal and an Al Roker's Book Club pick on the Today Show. Trent and his family live near Spokane, Washington. Please visit his website at www.trentreedy.com.
Read an Excerpt
From DIVIDED WE FALL TRILOGY: BOOK #2: BURNING NATION:A new roar tore through the sky above us an Apache attack helicopter blasting away. The road in front of us burst with sparks and chunks of pavement. I swerved into the left lane as bits of blacktop peppered the truck."They’re trying to make us stop," I said. I put the pedal to the floor. The tunnel was in view. "They’re speeding up!" Herbokowitz yelled."Look out!" Kemp shouted.Seconds later, the Apache dropped down out of the sky in front of us, hovering a few feet off the ground."Nice try," I said. The gunship hadn’t turned its thirty-millimeter cannon on us yet, so I drove straight for it. My big truck with its reinforced body traveling at eighty miles an hour, up against this stationary helicopter with its thin hull? I’d knock it back to the mountain if I had to.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a gift for my 13 year old Nephew who requested the book and read 65 pages right away. He enjoyed the book and was very grateful to receive it as a gift. He thanked me and will be asking for another book soon.
Reedy's second book in his Divided We Fall Trilogy plunges readers deep into the realities of war from the first page. This volume opens with a firefight between Federal troops and Idaho Guard soldiers as the U.S. invades Idaho's borders, and the entire book is taken up with compelling issues of violence, politics, justice and morality. Reedy's teen characters wrestle with right and wrong and with the horrible things that become commonplace in their new reality of wartime, and Reedy does an amazing job of balancing all the sides of the issues his plot presents. This is a page-turner with a cliff-hanger even more surprising than the one in the first book.