The Rebels Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Rebels is the second book in the series by John Jakes, Kent Family Chronicles. The main charterer is Philip Kent a young man in his 20s.
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The time-frame of the book is from the Declaration of Independence 1776- the low water mark of the American Revolution, Valley Forge. This book is more focused on the war. John Jakes describes in detail the horrific conditions that colonial soldier Phillip has to face during the winter encampment at Valley Forge and the hardships the average Colonial soldier endured during the early stages of the war.

The books also adds new characters to the saga. We are introduced to a sort of obnoxious Virginian Plantation owner Judson Fletcher and his family. This will show not only Philip's struggles but how people in Virginia also faced trials during the war.

We also get acquainted with other well known Revolutionaries like General George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Politics, war, history and hardships all intertwined into this novel.

These books make the average America today understand what Americans had to endure to receive their independence.
Best part of story, including ending: I loved the accurate history that was added to the novel

Best scene in story: The trialing times at Valley Forge

Opinion about the main character: Phillip is a true patriot who who goes to literally hell (the hardships of war) but still remains true to the American cause

The review of this Book prepared by Silas Brunk a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 War Thriller    -   Yes Specific to    -   American Colonial Revolution Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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