Article Title



Dependable, Young Adult, Militia, Anti-Government Terrorism, Guns

Document Type

Book Review


Kyle desperately wants to spend the summer with his distant father, away from his overbearing mother. His father lives in a small country town in Michigan. To a fourteen-year-old boy with little freedom, it sounds like a dream made in heaven. Kyle’s dad lets him stay at home alone. He mingles with the wild kids in town who teach him how to fire a gun with precision. Kyle’s suspicions, though, begin to quickly rise about his father when he hears others refer to him as “General” and witnesses him openly disparaging the government. Once he discovers how intricately involved his dad is with a local militia group, he begins to wonder if it’s too late to save him from carrying out a nefarious act that is sure to destroy many innocent lives.