Sequel to Countdown Meets High Expectations


Sunny is just a normal girl, listening to the Beatles, wanting to be left alone in peace.

Sunny is just a normal girl, listening to the Beatles, wanting to be left alone in peace. But how can she be at peace with a new stepbrother, stepsister, and (worst of all) stepmother crowding into her life? Everything just gets weirder when protesters barge into town with hopes to make men equal. Not to mention the mysterious boy in high-top sneakers, who has the power to change everything….


Revolution, written by Deborah Wiles, proves to be every bit as good as the first book in the Sixties Trilogy, Countdown. It has a great plot, lots of interesting facts, and a well thought-out main character.


Which leads us to another discussion. People who have read Countdown remember witty, brave Franny. I can assure you that Sunny is just as strong a character and an excellent narrator.


Also, people who have read Countdown may remember the sophisticated, mysterious Jo Ellen. Revolution not only tells us what she’s been doing, but it also lets us know more about her “thinking friends.”


Revolution is a great fiction book, though, it’s not all fiction. In different places, Deborah Wiles puts in a non-fiction part and pictures about the Civil Rights movement. That way, you can enjoy a story and actually learn things. But…


…those non-fiction breaks seem to be rather frequent in this book. It’s a lot of good information, but at times, it almost feels like Deborah Wiles had so many facts to choose from, she decided to put them all in, which kind of takes away from the story.


I would recommend Revolution to kids 10+, only because it is a bit longer.


Protests. Beatles. Revolution. What’s not to love? Revolution is a riveting read, and a great addition to the Sixties Trilogy. I think you should start reading it right…now!