- Perfect Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Twilight Times Books; First edition (October 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193335349X
- ISBN-13: 978-1933353494
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,153,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rebel in Blue Jeans Perfect Paperback – October 15, 2008
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Rebel Ferguson's life is changing at the tender age of 16. Her mother has abandoned her, her father has started drinking and her two best friends, the Garret cousins, Will and Sully, are suddenly looking at her through different eyes. Rebel can't accept her mother's choice of a rock star over her father and herself. She vows to hate her mother's new love interest. She knows her father still loves her mother, and if her mother would just return, everything would be all right. ...Rebel in Blue Jeans is a book teens will love. It's fun, exciting and very identifiable. Ms. McClure has done an outstanding job with this novel. It's a book readers will want to read more than once. --Fran Shaff, Romance and Children's novelist
About the Author
Beverly Stowe McClure is the author of novels for teens including Listen to the Ghost and Rebel in Blue Jeans. A native Texan, she lives in the country with her husband and cat.
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Top Customer Reviews
Rebel is determined to make her mother pay for choosing Bo over her and her father. She begins to call her mother Liz. This is a book that you must read. It rang so true. I have seen my middle school students go through these frustrating stages just like Rebel as they deal with a divorce in their family. I can only imagine if they were older and had to deal with the "boy" issues Rebel is dealing with. I sat with the book and read it from cover to cover. I have so enjoyed it. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read and review this book and I'm looking forward to reading a lot more by this author.
By Beverly Stowe McClure
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Genre: YA Fiction
ISBN: Paper: 978-1-933353-49-4
1st edition October 2008
In the blink of an eye, Rebel Ferguson's world turned upside down and shattered. Her mother's announcement that she was leaving the family behind...to be with the drummer of a rock band came as quite a shock. This simply couldn't be happening - after all, parents don't run away....do they?
What an attention grabbing opening scene!
I thoroughly enjoyed Rebel and would most definitely recommend it. Ms. McClure has an amazing sense of the relationships between her characters. The characters in this novel are very realistic and easy to identify with. The story is told from the sixteen-year-old protagonist's point of view and you are immediately pulled into her world. Having to cope with the imminent divorce of her parents, a budding romance with a childhood friend, and all the attention she is getting from a very cute college guy (who just happens to have a really bad reputation), Rebel Ferguson finds many challenges being thrust upon her and faces them with courage and humor. She is lucky to have the help of some compassionate friends that are determined to help in her time of need by providing the support and voice of reason she needs to get her past the feelings of betrayal and anger.
I think the author definitely knows her audience and young adult readers will relate to the contemporary theme of dealing with the parents' pending divorce, the support system of friends and family teens rely on, dealing with new relationships and established relationships that take an unexpected turn into something completely new. Suddenly, it seems like everything Rebel depended on in her world has changed. She feels as though there isn't anything she can count on - people are not what they seem and nothing is turning out the way she always thought it would. The author shows some tender moments where the teen identifies very strongly with her love for animals and all the pets she keeps in the country home.
Ms. McClure has done an excellent job of capturing the range of emotions the young protagonist is going through, the roller coaster of feelings from the cornucopia of life events she is experiencing. In the midst of all the serious and intense story threads woven into this tale, Ms. McClure has built in many humorous antics from some of the characters in this book to lighten some of the scenes and make this a very enjoyable read. I definitely give this book a five star rating and a place on my bookshelf with my other favorite books.
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Young adult readers, especially those who love animals will find many things to appreciate in "Rebel in Blue Jeans" by Beverly Stowe McClure.
When Rebel's mother decides to take off with Bo, a drummer in a rock band, she feels unwanted and alone. What is so exciting about city life anyway? Rebel trudges through the days on the ranch with the help of her best friends, Will and Sully, and spends a great deal of time talking with her animals to help relieve her frustrations. And while she's not sure exactly how she feels about Rick, she's caught off guard when Will seems to be wanting more than friendship from her.
When her mother calls and wants Rebel to come visit Bo and her for the summer, Rebel is determined to hate him and convince her mother to come back home. Can Rebel bring her family back together? And if she can ever believe in love again, is it Will or Rick who will capture her heart?
This is a quick and easy read, but it's certainly not short on conflict. McClure has woven together an interesting plot and a strong and complex heroine to create a story that will be enjoyed by young adults everywhere.
Tackling the difficult subjects of separation and divorce, the desire young people have to see their parents reunited, making decisions regarding boys, and finding your way in an uncertain world, "Rebel in Blue Jeans" provides readers with a heroine they will love for her spunk and get frustrated with over her stubbornness.
"Rebel in Blue Jeans" is an inspiring and entertaining read that would make a great gift for your teen reader...whether she's a rebel or not.
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