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A Question of Loyalty

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Finding the wounded rebel in the barn was just the beginning of Deborah's troubles. If she is caught hiding Dan, her family will be branded as traitors and their barn burned. If she turns him over to the sheriff, he will be hanged! Deborah is torn between a father she has always trusted to be right, and the wounded boy who begs for her help. A gripping story of divided loy ...more
Published by Scholastic-Tab Publications (first published 1940)
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Short and snappy. A great book to bring to life the complex landscape of rebellion - the action isn't in the rebellion itself, but in dealing with the rebels. I liked that this book was more about people than history, because it made the book really resonate on an emotional level. That's where a read aloud has real educational value, when the facts meet emotions and give the brain something to hold onto.

Don't get me wrong, the history is still there, but the main rebel in the story isn't in the
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Sep 08, 2008 Christine H rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Grade 7 and 8 students
Shelves: young-lit
I don't think I would have ever chosen to read A Question of Loyalty if my Grade 8 class weren't reading it, but once I got past the first chapter, I found myself compelled to find out how it ends. In general, the writing is fast paced and uses the Mackenzie rebellions well as a background for the story. The first chapter is a bit slow for me -- personal preference, probably, about not liking chase scenes --, but the rest of the chapters build up towards the resolution quite nicely. The confli ...more
I honestly adored this book. I'm a girl that is a big fan of epic romances, some of my favourite books being Divergent and The Demon King, but this book contained an element so sweet that it became a book that I've read over and over again. It may not lived up to the gut wrenching romances often found in the young adult genre, but it is worth reading because of the innocent love it exemplifies.
Despite very prominently emulating the ambiance of the rebel-heavy olden days, A Question of Loyalty is far too tedious to succeed at its goals and fails to provide much of a gripping drama--drowning out most of the novel's characterization in the process.
A great book! But... I had to read it for school, so I didn't get to enjoy it as much as I would if I read it on my free time! Doing work is always a downer.
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Inspired by her own early fascination with historical tales, author Barbara Greenwood specializes in writing historical fiction and biographies for children and young people. When she was young she couldn't find novels about Canada's past. Now she immerses herself in the subject: reading old diaries, journals, and letters, visiting museums, doing in-depth research at libraries, visiting the areas ...more
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