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How Samantha Smart Became a Revolutionary

by (author) Dawn Green

Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
General, Coming of Age, Politics & Government
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12


Samantha Smart is the girl-next-door: student, captain of the soccer team, best friend — revolutionary!? In a world eerily similar to our own where a close election leads to a torn nation, an average girl is thrust into the social-media spotlight, labeled a terrorist, and given the title: revolutionary. From highschool kid to rebel chief Samantha Smart leads the good fight against a government bent on total control in this fast-paced journey through a ripped social fabric. Her warning ... if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone.

About the author

Dawn Green
graduated from the University of Victoria with degrees in languages and education. She is a high school Spanish and English teacher, basketball coach, and volunteers with Special Olympics BC. She enjoys living on the west coast, and when she is not working with youth she can be found reading a good novel in the corner of a cozy caf� or walking on the beach with her dog Tanner. When Kacey Left is her first (but definitely not her last) novel.

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Editorial Reviews

"This Hunger Games-like entry will entice dystopian fans. The unsettling setting—a nation divided after the election of an alt-right puppet candidate named King—is fully prescient and points to 20th-century totalitarian regimes in Chile, Argentina, and Germany, as well as to the iconic Che Guevara. . . The exploration of humanity and self-preservation set this book apart. VERDICT This work has wide appeal."
School Library Journal

"(An) action-packed drama. . . Well-paced plotting will keep readers engaged. . . A troubling, gripping read."
Kirkus Reviews

"Dawn Green provides a powerful heroine. . . (The story) is suspenseful and well-developed. Samantha's story shows readers that the most unexpected moments and people can inspire hope and take on a power all their own if you have the courage to let them."
the National Reading Campaign

"This is a smart and engrossing story of the consequences of inaction and the power of revolution in a world gone awry. How Samantha Smart Became a Revolutionary is not just an action packed and politically charged thriller; it is a call for action in an unstable future. Resist!
CM Magazine

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