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2011 Silver Award Winner--Thriller of the Year from ReadersFavorite.com Heroic Teacher of the Year contest--Midwest and South


"Frank and gritty...a story ripped from the headlines"

--Amelia Robinson, Dayton Daily News



"A fast-paced thriller that weaves the economy, international terrorism and homegrown heroism into a telling tale."

--Sofia Burgess, Wilmington News-Journal



"Leave No Child Behind is a strong pick for thrilling fiction, highly recommended"

--The Midwest Book Review



"An action-packed thriller...with a plot that moves swiftly and characters that are multi-faceted and exquisitely developed."

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"A page turning suspense thriller that will leave you wanting more!  Action-packed with a pace that's absolutely perfect."

--J. Weaver, Books-and-Authors.net

About the Author

R. Overbeck is a experienced educator who has served children as a teacher, a college professor, and administrator. He has won several state and national educational honors including the National Teacher-Leader Award from the Reading Recovery Council of North America. An accomplished writer, he has been published in newspapers, journals, and trade publications. Leave No Child Behind is his first work of fiction.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Heroic Teacher Press (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984219404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984219407
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,537,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leave No Child Behind by R. Overbeck is a page turning suspense thriller That will Leave you wanting more!

Dee Dee Sterber, a teacher, a passionate teacher returns to her hometown to teach but ends up in a situation where she finds herself in a threatening position defending and protect her students.

In a nearby maximum security prison, a terrorist cell and takes the High School hostage in an attempt to free a terrorist currently held by the US Government. Dee Dee and her one partner, Jerod, seem to be the schools only hope.

With no communication from the outside, Dee Dee and her partner Jerod must face the terrorists in or die trying. Leave No Child Behind is a possible and convincing story of vulnerability, threat, uncertainty and courage.

A tightly written action packed thriller, Leave No Child Behind keeps your attention from beginning to end. The characters are very realistic and the plot's pace is absolutely perfect.

In a recent interview, the authors said, " Leave No Child Behind is an exciting thriller about a terrorist takeover of a rural high school and one teacher's heroic stand against the intruders. It is a novel that pits an "everyday" high school teacher and her volunteer partner against a small cell of ruthless international terrorists in a setting readers will find quite familiar, and yet newly terrifying at the same time. The novel transports readers not only to the classrooms and lunchroom of a typical American high school but also inside the Al Quaida training camps in Afghanistan as well as the situation room at the White House. In this novel readers meet and come to know, and even understand, heroes and cowards, villains and victims, politicians and government servants."

Leave No Child Behind is captivating and the storyline moves swiftly along. A Must read!

J. Weaver, PageoneLit.com & Books-and-Authors.net
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This story will keep you on the edge of your seat until you have read the last word. I never lost interest and could not put the book down. In case you are wondering, this book has nothing to do with "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001."
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Dee Dee Sterber wanted to make a difference, but she had no idea it'd be like this. "Leave No Child Behind" follows Dee Dee, a teacher who returns to her small town to help the education of her young students. But terror looms in this remote town, and Dee Dee finds it on her shoulders when a collection of terrorists begin to move to take a High School hostage to free a terrorist currently held by the US Government. Dee Dee and her one partner, Jerod, seem to be the schools only hope. "Leave No Child Behind" is a strong pick for thrilling fiction, highly recommended.
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I love reading books of all genres, and I noticed this book (love the cover art!) by R. Overbeck and thought I'd give it a try.

I was very surprised by how good this book was, especially since it was by a new author. It was a very engaging read. I hope that Dr. Overbeck will continue writing, and I look forward to reading his next book.
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