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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rites of Passage (YA)

Book #92 Read in 2014
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley (YA)

Sam McKenna has grown up in a military family--her father is a highly ranked officer and her two older brothers were headed for military careers.  Then tragedy struck their family and on one last dare from her brother Amos, Sam enters a military academy as one of the first five female recruits.  The females are not wanted at the academy--by the bigwigs or by most of the others at the academy.  Sam is forced to endure physical and emotional humiliation as the others try to break her and get her to quit.

This was a good read.  It had a lot of action to hold a reader's interest.  Sam was an interesting character and a strong female protagonist.  I enjoyed it.  I would recommend it to both male and female high school students.  I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a honest review. 


  1. Great review! This book seems interesting and I like the cover too!


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