Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Rebel” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Her name was Amanda Jane Keeling, but from the time she was two, everyone called her Rebel.
Rebel's first word was "No!" And it was downhill from there. As a toddler she resisted strained spinach and potty training. At five she refused to go to kindergarten. Now, at fourteen, she has toned down her rebellious streak somewhat, but whenever faced with a challenge, she still
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by Aladdin (first published July 1st 2003)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Rebel, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Rebel

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-29 of 212)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Rebel, age 14, spends a few weeks helping her grandma fix up an old house. She meets Moses, age 15, and can't help liking him. As they are out walking their dogs and as Moses is filming everything in sight, a man runs out of the deli and runs right into them. That night someone tries to break into their house, and soon Rebel and Moses are playing detective and trying to solve the mystery.

It's a cute book. Probably for 4th-5th graders. I thought it was kind of slow. Wasn't my favorite Roberts boo
I haven't read this book in years!
I got it from First Book when I was in fourth or fifth grade and it sat on my shelf for almost two years before I read it.
It's really really good! Crime solving and a rather kick butt female character.
I loaned it out to someone and they're mum wouldn't let them read it because of the title.

I never saw the book again *sad face*.
For the longest time I couldn't find it because I didn't know the authors name, but here it is!
I'll have to find a copy and
This has got to be one of the most misleading covers ever, and there's no blurb on the back or inside the front cover. I've had this for a few years and been vaguely worried it was edgy, but it definitely is not. The writing is poor...tell don't show all about how "rebellious" the girl nicknamed "Rebel" has been...even though it really is only that she was a strong-willed little girl. At 14 in the book, she is actually quite obedient and compliant with her parents and grandmother, only having oc ...more

Have you ever been or solved a part of a mystery? Well in this book Rebel and a boy named Moses are part of one. I think this book is realistic fiction because it can happen to any person. The reason i gave this book 4 stars its because it is a good book because there is parts where it makes you want to read more to find out what happens. I will tell you all about the book in my Book Review.

The setting takes place mostly in Rebel's Grandmas house or as they call her Old'Vi. Re
This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.

This was a book swap find, which I only picked up because it was free. It provided an entertaining hour or two but was not a groundbreaker in any sense of the word.

Roberts does an excellent job of simply "dropping" us into the lives of the people we're reading about. They feel just like real people - a little smart, a little naiive, a little awkward, and a little insecure.

Rebel is really tall for a girl (5"10') and doesn't like to admit th
Marissa Farhi
Rebel was an overall okay book. I did get bored during most parts of the book and wanted to fall asleep. Most of the book was a mystery and at some parts, it kept me wondering.
Rebel is about a girl who is super tall for a fourteen year old and has always had the nickname "Rebel" every since she was two. Over the summer, she goes to help her grandma movie into a new house. While doing this, she comes across some major mysteries with theifs and intruders. She and Moses, her grandmothers roommate
Laura Aase
I must say I was sadly disappointed with this book! Robert's mysteries are usually fast paced - this was sloooow. A 14-year-old lives with her grandmother for a few weeks while her parents take off for Europe. She is pleasantly surprised that her grandmother's friend and co-house owner is taller that she is and the 2 become friends and uncover a counterfeiting mystery. Her obsession with finding a perfect husband was quite irritating, as was the undercover plot the kids concocted. All around les ...more
Samantha Hayward
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Rebel was a good book, if not extremely compelling. At times the plot could get a little slow, but all in all, I really enjoyed reading it.
Rebel follows the adventure of a girl nicknamed Rebel, who goes to spend a few weeks fixing up a huge house for her grandma. Her grandma is planning to rent out the rooms to college students, and is working together with a friend. Enter Moses, that friends grandson. (confused yet? XD) Rebel and Moses hit it off right away, and after a casual dog-walking thro
Leen Kateeb
The plot was interesting, but the book was slow-paced and the characters talked a LOT!
At the beginning of the book, I loved Rebel's personality, but towards the middle, she became pathetic.
I kept walking past this in the library and I never picked it up. I finally did after eyeing it for so long but I was a little let down. It was a decent book but nothing made me want to jump up and recommend it.
Rebel goes to her grandma's house until her family picks her up to go to Europe. she meets her gram's friend's grandson, and they solve and inportanat mystery.
i liked it. much different adventure than i thought it would be. interesting enough to keep me going though.
Rebel is an amazing book! I love mystery books!It has lots of Adventure and strong words!
Another book I read a really long time ago, for young adults. It was okay.
It was good, a little slow in parts though.
The book was one of my favorites I have read.
Sep 02, 2012 Patti marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Another for my Marigrace!
Erin added it
Jul 15, 2015
Cole Bryce
Cole Bryce marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2015
Ana Morson
Ana Morson marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2015
Kylie Jensen
Kylie Jensen marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2015
Courtney marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2015
Vicky is currently reading it
Feb 15, 2015
April Sult
April Sult marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • What's in a Name
  • The Girl with 500 Middle Names
  • Rehab
  • Maizon at Blue Hill
  • Witch Twins (Witch Twins, #1)
  • What Jamie Saw
  • A Sudden Silence
  • Some Good News (Cobble Street Cousins #4)
  • Dancing in Cadillac Light
  • The Executioner's Daughter
  • When I Was Older
  • Somewhere in the Darkness
  • Crime Files: Four-Minute Forensic Mysteries: Body of Evidence
  • Darby
  • The Bears' House
  • Gib Rides Home (Gib, #1)
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Snow Monster
  • SPHDZ (Spaceheadz, #2)
Willo Davis Roberts was an American writer chiefly known for her mystery novels for children and young adults. She won Edgar Allan Poe awards in 1989, 1995, and 1997 for best juvenile and best young adult mysteries. Her books included The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Don't Hurt Laurie, Megan's Island, Baby-sitting is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, The Girl with Silver Eyes, The One Left B ...more
More about Willo Davis Roberts...
The Girl with the Silver Eyes The View from the Cherry Tree The One Left Behind Don't Hurt Laurie Twisted Summer

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »