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Shady Park Panic

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A school shooting and groundswell of demand to arm teachers moves the satire of suburban America into the Trump era in Shady Park Panic , Book 2 of the Shady Park Chronicles Series.

Anthony, the reporter from Book 1, First World Problems , now becomes the focus. When he submits his report that it was unarmed teachers who subdued the assailant while two parents who had
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Published September 1st 2018 by Real Nice Books
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Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-2019
This is satire and, like satire should, takes aim at reality by presenting it as a slightly over the top story. In this instance the targets of that satire are people who stake out various political positions as well as news media (specifically local news media). Done right satire will make you laugh and also make you think, possibly learning something in the process, maybe viewing some things differently. (Maybe not.)

Satire is tough. Hitting the ideal sweet spot with a story means coming up wit
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shady Park Panic by Rea Keech

Anthony is a local newspaper reporter. He is on a case where a local teacher is shot in school, while a few unarmed teachers tackle the shooter. But things are not clear cut. Bea an Evangelical school board member insists that the shooter was a woman wearing a Hijab. This in turn starts a panic that this was a terrorist attack. But Anthony knows she didn't do it and is determined to unveil the truth at any cost.

The story moves at a fast pace with a true to life (dist
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stereotyping people because of race nationality color or gender preface is not something foreign to the public. Incidents of racial violence or attacks are broadcasted throughout the world. The media at times sensationalizes it and stirs up the public creating unnecessary hype and fear. How many times have you walked the streets of Manhattan and realized that so many people of so many countries make up the workforce and communities we live in? Are you afraid? What about our schools should we cha ...more
S.M. Boren
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I received this book from Library Thing member giveaway. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟 Shady Park Panic by Rea Keech. In a community full of gun advocates reporter Anthony fights to report the real news while the police, tv news, and politicians only report what supports their agenda. A staged school board shooting leads to racially motivated crimes that the news wants to spin into getting the right person voted in office. While the premise of the book is exceptional I feel like it loses somethin ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not read the first book in this series but that was not necessary to understand the plot of this book. Anthony is a local reporter covering a variety of events. One night at a school board meeting there is a man with a gun, a person shot and lots of stories behind that event. I enjoyed the layout of the book where each chapter starts with an insightful quote from other sources that are applicable to the chapter, thereby introducing the reader to other works. I also loved the discussion of ...more
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book #2
This book starts off with a school shooting and a petition to arm teachers with guns. This tells the story of Anthony and Pari. Bea is trying to pin the shooting on Shanhaz whom she calls a "Muslim terrorist", just because she wears a hijab.
Bea is behind trying to change the school's curriculum to a Christian based curriculum.
Gun control issues are the theme of this book.

I received this book from the author. Thank you so much Rea!!!
William E. Davis
Good Read!

I enjoyed the author's calm, quiet writing style. The problems of our great nation are on display in Anthony's normally quiet little town: guns, terrorists, greed, political fraud, fake news. But honesty, morals and love prevail, along with a lot of good, investigative reporting on a small town paper. I'll look for more of his works. Proud to say he's a fellow Loyola University Maryland grad.
Barbara Munjal
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The characters were from previously in First World Problems. Explored the issues of gun control and small town politics. Another good read!
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really like this book. I didn't read book 1 but I didn't need to to follow the plot. It was well written and easy to follow. I hope to read book 3 when it comes out. ...more
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