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Let's Buddy! - Historical > Dread Nation by Justina Ireland -> Starting July 2nd, 2018

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message 1: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

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Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.


Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments Chapter 2 (view spoiler)


Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments Chapter 5 (view spoiler)


Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments Chapter 12 (view spoiler)


message 5: by Andy, Head of Read-a-thons (new) - rated it 4 stars

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Melany wrote: "Chapter 2 [spoilers removed]"

Yes I'm really enjoying Jane as an MC as well :)


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Melany wrote: "Chapter 5 [spoilers removed]"

So true, the racism in this is horrible and I can't believe some people treat others so horribly just because of skin color smh


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Melany wrote: "Chapter 12 [spoilers removed]"

Red Jack is too impulsive for his own good lol


message 8: by Melany (last edited Jul 02, 2018 07:57PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments Andrea wrote: "Melany wrote: "Chapter 5 [spoilers removed]"

So true, the racism in this is horrible and I can't believe some people treat others so horribly just because of skin color smh"


That is true but I like the way the author handles it, I like that she is blunt and doesn't shy away from it


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Melany wrote: "Andrea wrote: "Melany wrote: "Chapter 5 [spoilers removed]"

So true, the racism in this is horrible and I can't believe some people treat others so horribly just because of skin color smh"

That i..."


Yeah it really packs a punch that way!


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Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments Andrea wrote: "56% [spoilers removed]

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Melany wrote: "Andrea wrote: "56% [spoilers removed]

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The preacher is some other kind of evil ugh


Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments Chapter 24 (view spoiler)


Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments Andrea wrote: "85% [spoilers removed]"

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Melany (mel-mel-any) | 1128 comments I finish and it was sooooo good!!


message 16: by Andy, Head of Read-a-thons (new) - rated it 4 stars

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Melany wrote: "I finish and it was sooooo good!!"

I finished yesterday!! I really enjoyed it as well.


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Finished (view spoiler)


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