Revolution

Revolution

It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded.  Or at least that's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi, are saying. All Sunny knows is that people from up north are coming to help people register to vote.  They're calling it Freedom Summer. Meanwhile, Sunny can't help but feel like her house is being invaded, too.  She has a new stepmother, a new brother, and a new si It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded.  Or at least that's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi, are ...

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Title:Revolution
Author:Deborah Wiles
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Revolution
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:538 pages pages

Revolution Reviews

  • Monica Edinger
    Nov 18, 2013
    My educating alice review: Deborah Wiles' Sixties Trilogy is set in the time of hers (and my) youth.  The first book,  Countdown , is a vivid, compelling, and moving view of the Cuban Missile Crisis seen through the eyes of  eleven-year-old Franny and was, I thought, splendid...
  • Heather
    Dec 03, 2014
    Funny how historical fiction can feel awfully timely ...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 19, 2015
    This is almost, but not quite a 5-star book for me, but I figured that I would round up, because I think that it would be a really good book for plenty of people to read. Not only is a it a well-done historical fiction book about Freedom Summer in Mississippi, but it's also a good comi...
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Jul 24, 2017
    It's the summer of 1964, and Sunny lives in Greenwood, Mississippi. Family, friends, and neighbors keep telling her "invaders" and "agitators" are coming from the North, and she's worried. What will this mean for her? Sunny already feels like her life is tough enough as it is. Her fath...
  • Sarah
    Jul 18, 2014
    REVOLUTION is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive books I've read this year. I was bowled over by the magic Deborah Wiles has accomplished in this book. She handles a multitude of complex relationships and situations deftly. Sunny is such a compelling character and the way she...
  • Benji Martin
    May 31, 2014
    How many books am I allowed to think should be a Newbery contender before no one believes me anymore? I probably passed that mark many books ago, but anyways, I'm serious this time. We waited years for this book, and now we see why it took so long. It's a beautiful piece of work that W...
  • Katie
    Sep 28, 2014
    This took me a while to get into it, but eventually it got to the "don't want to put it down" place. I have mixed feelings about the documentary format. I liked a lot of what was included, but I think it's also why it took me a while to get into the book. I wish the opening segment ...
  • Kellee
    Jan 02, 2015
    Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=6793 Whoa. Wiles's ability to mix nonfiction with a fascinating piece of historical fiction is just brilliant. Revolution is a perfectly-crafted look at one of the toughest times in American history. What Wiles does is truly del...
  • Rachel
    Apr 21, 2018
    I LOVED this book. Sunny is such a strong character, and listening to part of the audiobook helped to get a picture of this awesome 12 year old. She learns a lot and grows so much, and she does it with kindness and humor. One of my favorite lines: ?You?re getting really weird,...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Dec 23, 2013
    In a follow up to her book about the Cuban Missile Crisis, Countdown, Wiles uses the same mix of primary source documents and narrative to tell about the events in Greenwood, Mississippi in the summer of 1964 from the perspective of several characters. Sunny is a twelve year old girl w...
  • Brandy Painter
    Oct 21, 2013
    4.5 Stars Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile. I read Countdown by Deborah Wiles when it came out and loved it. I loved the documentary style format (with some reservations) and the story. I highly anticipated the release of the companion novel, Revolution. ...
  • Yapha
    Jul 23, 2015
    In this epic second book in her Sixties trilogy, Deborah Wiles looks at Freedom Summer in Greenwood, Mississippi. Told through multiple points of view, as well as photographs and news clippings from the time, this is a comprehensive look at the issues behind the voter registration driv...
  • Beth
    Sep 08, 2014
    Revolution is beautiful and important and wonderful, and it, like Greenglass House, deserves a medal. If I were emotionally detached, I might have more to say about the way the subject matter carries its own emotional heft - and I might debate as to whether the author should get cre...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Aug 27, 2014
    It's Saturday night, June 20, 1964 in Greenwood MS and Sunny Fairchild, 12, and her older stepbrother Gillette, 14,, have just snuck into the municipal pool in Greenwood MS for a forbidden nighttime swim. But as Sunny backstrokes to the edge of the pool, her hand suddenly touches someo...
  • Paul Wilson
    Feb 15, 2016
    Perhaps my favorite YA read ever (although I haven't read that many). A strong improvement over "Countdown," the 60's trilogy moves ahead 2 years to a new character Sunny, who lives through Greenwood's Freedom Summer in 1964 and sees how the South deals with its civil rights revolution...
  • jv poore
    Jun 17, 2014
    This book is imperative. I implore teachers, librarians, book sellers and book reviewers: please do not let this rest on a shelf until February. The time is now. Revolution is fiction because our plucky, strident narrator Sunny and her family are fictitious. The history shared; sad...
  • Rachael
    Aug 13, 2014
    I listened to the bulk of Revolution on a grueling, ten hour drive from southern Maine back to my home on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I finally crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge and turned onto Delaware Route 1 just as the sun was setting, and the loblolly pines and marsh grass were b...
  • Ellen
    Dec 29, 2018
    I love a good historical fiction story. Especially one that weaves the real in with the plausible imaginary. This book is chock full of what was going on the summer of 1964 in Mississippi. And it is heartbreaking. Because it really happened. Here. In America. And what is more heartbrea...
  • Tracy
    Jul 26, 2015
    I did not want this one to end. ...
  • Joyce Yattoni
    Jun 10, 2014
    I took my time with this book as I was reading I was compelled to venture off the pages and into the bibliography of this fascinating time period. The narrative that is captured of not only family life in the 1960's, but the complex relationships of people grappling with extraordinary ...
  • Kelly Mclean
    Jun 30, 2016
    I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of the historical quotes and information tied into the fictional account of a young girl's introduction to the injustice of racist South in the 60s. It would be a great tie-in for someone to read along with a To Kill a Mockingbird teaching unit. ...
  • Pamela
    Feb 02, 2015
    First in the Sixties Series was COUNTDOWN: A historically relevant, coming-of-age story of Franny and her broken-family conundrums amidst nuclear threat/preparedness of the Cold War. It was extraordinarily magnificent! A 5 star Top Pick. So I was in hopes that second in series - REVOLU...
  • Kim Clifton
    May 01, 2018
    Oof, this book was a struggle. I read it at every big-name-English teacher's recommendation, and by the end, I couldn't understand how anyone had made it that far. It gets exciting in the last 100 pages, but if you do the math, that means the first 430 are nothing to write home about. ...
  • Katelin
    Apr 03, 2017
    In the nonfiction book "Revolution" by Deborah Wiles, published in 2014 there's problems. I didn't enjoy this book! i don't care for nonfiction as it is but I was such a procrastinator when i tried to read this book. Sunny is this twelve year old girl from Greenwood Mississippi, Raymon...
  • Jasmine O'Connnor
    Feb 08, 2017
    I think that this book was great but it trailed along a little bit and if you read the this book before the other book in the series it is only slightly confusing. ...
  • Jenna Buss
    Jan 17, 2017
    *** SPOILERS MAY BE INCLUDED*** I guess I had higher expectations for this book, after thoroughly enjoying the first book. It didn't blow me away, but I still enjoyed it, and I learned a lot about 1964, and how racially discriminating everyone was back then. I simply couldn't believe ...
  • Lucas
    Jan 03, 2017
    The historical fiction book "Revolution" by Deborah Wiles is about what is happening to Sunny's family and the town with the invasion of the freedom groups, this book is great for anyone who would like to learn a little bit more about our history in an interesting way. First, it tells ...
  • Angelina Sprague
    Jan 31, 2017
    I thought it was very confusing and wasn't really a good book. There are some parts in this book that are very twisted and sad, but also even more confusing. I just wish that I could understand it a little more properly. ...
  • Naima F
    Aug 13, 2018
    ?. Revolution was a historical fiction book about the events of Freedom Day in Mississippi. The main character (Sunny) a young teenage girl who not only has to get used to her new Step-mother, brother, and sister but also the "invaders". I enjoyed this book so much because the topic ...
  • Miranda Best
    Sep 07, 2018
    What specifics did you like or not? I really enjoyed that it was in first person. I thought that it was great to see what was going on in the characters head and her thoughts.What do you wish the author would?ve done more or less of? I think that at the end was a little disappointing...