About the Book:
Title: DIG TOO DEEP
Author: Amy Allgeyer
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Publisher: AW Teen
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
With her mother facing prison time for a violent political protest, seventeen-year-old Liberty Briscoe has no choice but to leave her Washington, DC, apartment and take a bus to Ebbottsville, Kentucky, to live with her granny. There she can at least finish high school and put some distance between herself and her mother--or her former mother, as she calls her. But Ebbottsville isn't the same as Liberty remembers, and it's not just because the top of Tanner's Peak has been blown away to mine for coal. Half the county is out of work, an awful lot of people in town seem to be sick, and the tap water is bright orange--the same water that officials claim is safe. And when Granny's lingering cold turns out to be something much worse, Liberty wonders if somebody at the mine is hiding the truth about the water. She starts to investigate and is soon plunged into a world of secrets, lies, threats, and danger. Her searches for answers and justice lead to even tougher questions--should she turn to violence and end up like her mother? Give up her quest for the sake of keeping the peace? Or keep fighting until the mine is shut down for good?
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 3 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book had me hooked from the beginning and I loved the suspense.
My favorite character is probably Iris because in the little time that she is present, you can tell she always looks on the bright side. Even when her best friend is leaving she is still cheerful and excited. You can tell how kind, loyal, and thoughtful she is.
I adored this book because of the wonderful characters, fascinating plot, and the insight it presents on what happens to some mining towns. It is a story of growth, love, and one girl that won't go down without a fight. I believe Liberty is a great inspirational character for all girls.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories of heartbreak, betrayal, and lastly acceptance.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 14 and up.
The youngest of seven kids, Amy has been writing stories since she first learned to make her letters face the right way. Her work has appeared in Family Fun, A Fly in Amber and Stories for Children. As an architect, she spends her days restoring hundred-year-old homes in Boise where she lives with her son, a feral house cat, and a fake owl named Alan. She hates chocolate, but loves vegetables. She also loves travelling to foreign lands and the smell of honeysuckle on humid Southern nights.
Amy is represented by the lovely and amazing Danielle Chiotti of Upstart Crow Literary.
2 winners will receive a signed ARC of DIG TOO DEEP, and a silver starfish bookmark, magnet, button, and "Make Your Own mini-protest sign" kit, US Only.
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