Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy

by:  Trent Reedy
published by:  Arthur A. Levine Books
publish date:  January 28, 2014

Danny Wright never thought he'd be the man to bring down the United States of America. In fact, he enlisted in the National Guard because he wanted to serve his country the way his father did. When the Guard is called up on the Idaho governor's orders to police a protest in Boise, it seems like a routine crowd-control mission ... but then Danny's gun misfires, spooking the other soldiers and the already fractious crowd, and by the time the smoke clears, twelve people are dead.

This was an audiobook that I got from the SYNC program that does every summer.  If you haven't signed up for that, I'd say go for it!  You get the option of downloading 2 YA audiobooks every week during the summer, one classic book and one new book.  

Divided We Fall was really great book.  It turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting!  Danny signs up for the National Guard out of honor to his father and help out at home.  He gets involved in Idaho trying to stand against the will of the President.  His National Guard unit is called in to protect the downtown area during protests when Danny's weapon accidentally discharges.  That incident starts a war between Idaho and the government of the United States.  

Trent Reedy did a good job covering a lot of the arguments that I kept coming up with.  So hats off to him.  Again this is the start of a series, but this is one that I'll probably keep up with.  I'm interested to see what happens.

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