Divided We Fall, Book 2: Burning Nation
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545548755 Paperback
432 Pages | Ages 14 & Up
In this wrenching sequel to Divided We Fall, Danny and friends fight to defend Idaho from multiple threats!
At the end of Divided We Fall, Danny Wright's beloved Idaho had been invaded by the federal government, their electricity shut off, their rights suspended. Danny goes into hiding with his friends in order to remain free. But after the state declares itself a Republic, Idaho rises to fight in a second American Civil War, and Danny is right in the center of the action, running guerrilla missions with his fellow soldiers to break the Federal occupation. Yet what at first seems like a straightforward battle against governmental repression quickly grows more complicated, as more states secede, more people die, and Danny discovers the true nature of some of his new allies.
Chilling, powerful, and all too plausible, Burning Nation confirms Trent Reedy's place as a provocative new voice in YA fiction.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Burning Nation:
"As in Divided We Fall, Reedy spins an action-packed cautionary tale, allowing both state and federal viewpoints their strengths and weaknesses, stopping just short of condemning both sides while acknowledging the validity of their arguments. It's a complex story rooted in current events, all the more worrisome for its plausibility. —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Divided We Fall:
"[A] stunning trilogy opener.... This cautionary tale screams immediacy and urgency, a page-turner that rapidly moves toward a catastrophic cliffhanger." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Set in a not-too-distant future, the book mixes patriotism with incredible realism, creating an all-too-possible pre-dystopia.... Strong characters, a fast-paced narrative, and complex questions about what it means to be an American make Reedy's speculative novel a must-read." —School Library Journal