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Circle of Fire (American Girl History Mysteries #14)
Mendy, a 12-year-old-girl in 1958 Tennessee, must find a way to warn officials about the KKK's plan to bomb the school during a speech.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by American Girl Publishing Inc
(first published January 1st 2001)
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This was an excellent book in the American Girl History Mystery series! I really enjoyed this one! This one is perhaps another of my favorites in this series. The story was well-written and kept me guessing, and I was intrigued the whole time. This was a great read!
It’s 1958. Mendy Thompson’s secret hideaway is the most beautiful place she knows—a hidden forest clearing near her home in the Tennessee mountains. When Mendy discovers that trespassers are coming to clearing at night, trampling and littering it, she tries to scare them away. But the intruders are filled with hate. Instead of leaving the clearing, they turn on Mendy… and on those she loves. Even death hits the ones she loves. Mends has never imagined such hatred—and now she must find a way to f ...more
It has been a few years since I have even read a History Mystery. This was the first one I read and it was definitely my favorite. I read it in two days and looked up information on the event afterwards. I remember I kept talking to all my friends about it. I read a lot of books when I was younger (still do) but this one really stands out in my mind.
A story set in the South during the time of Civil Rights and the KKK. A girl finds evil in the clearing that had been her refuge, and takes on the challenge of stopping it all by herself. Enthralling and scary, with a very clever girl as the heroine. Really liked this one. :)
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