The Little Rednecks and a Town Full of Bullies
T. Denise Robinson
Fantasy Island Book Publishing 2011
Joee, Stump, Sarah, and Wheels are different then the other kids in their class and are prime targets for bullying. The four of them band together and have a special bond that they begin to realize is more then just friendship. As the time of their thirteenth birthday draws near, magical powers start to surface, and they will find out what and who they truly are. When it comes down to the wire, Southpaw, Joee's grandpa, has no choice but to tell the kids the truth.
A school assignment puts the kids in harms way and they are forced to confront some unknown evils. A treasure map takes them to the central part of #7 Coal Mine where the kids look for a special box. If the children find the box, will it answer their questions or will it give them more questions?
This is a wonderful young teen story that is also quite suitable for adults. The Redneck in the title is not used in a derogatory manner; but is used as a term of respect. The young teens in this story are all handicapped in one form or another; but are fearless in their determination. They have also developed their own way of handling the bullies and take it in stride. Not only are there bullies towards the kids; but there are adults who are bullies in their own right. There are the rich who use their power to intimidate the poor and use them to get richer. The storyline is well written and flows nicely. The author has used a mix of history, a societal issues, mystery, and the paranormal to give the reader an awesome read. If you are into young teen reads and the paranormal, or just like a good story, I highly recommend this book.
I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.
I give The Little Rednecks 4.5 out of 5 stars