RebelBy: Willo Davis Roberts Lara Skarbek Reading Miss Roche Period 3 5/7/12
Biography: Willo Davis Roberts Willo Davis Roberts was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on May 29, 1928. Willo was best known for her great childrens’ mystery books. After a family dairy farm business filature she worked in a hospital and started writing for extra money. At the very beginning she wrote for adults, after that she wrote for children. She published 99 books in her lifetime. She won about 2 Mark Twain awards for some of her books. When she died on November 19, 2004 she had been working on her 100th novel.
SummaryRebel is about a rebel ,Amanda Jane Keelingor so called Rebel, and her friend MosesAdams. Rebel comes to help herGrandmother, Gram, with her newly boughthouse for college renters. But aside fromhelping Gram and Mosess grandma, Viola.She and Moses are finding out a mystery.With robbers and counterfeit money. Willthey catch these thieves?
CharactersMain Characters-Rebel Keeling (Amanda Jane Keeling): Is really a rebel. She is brave andconfident. She is not scared to try to do something dangerous. She ispractically a regular 14 year old teenage girl just like you and me.Although she is very tall for her age.Moses Adams: Moses is a brave boy who is Rebel’s friend. Moses isabout six foot six (very tall), 15 years old, has glasses, and is a kind;good friend. He was ready to solve the mystery at first but laterbecomes a little worried especially since they had not called the police.Minor Characters-Gram Keeling- Is a rebel like her grandchild. She is ready for anything.An enthusiastic old lady and a wonderful grandmother to Rebel.Viola Adams- Is also a rebel, ready for anything, and enthusiastic. She isMoses’s grandmother and helped Rebel’s grandmother with the newhouse Gram bought.The counterfeiters: 3 boys 1 girl- The counterfeiters are the real crooksin this novel and yes they are college students.
Plot Introduction• Meet Rebel and her protective parents.• Meet Gram her rebellious grandmother.• Setting: A newly bought old Victorian house. Rising action• While Moses and Rebel are out walking the dogs they see someone steal from a convenience store.• Rebel meets Viola, Moses’s grandma.• Tiger, Viola’s dog, goes chasing a thief and gets lost.• Rebel finds Tiger.• Rebel and Moses start figuring out the mystery.• Rebel and Moses start renting rooms in their Grandma’s house so they can try to find the counterfeiters. Climax• Moses and Rebel call Moses’s uncle, a policeman because the counterfeiters come back to get their jacket and fake money. Falling Action• Rebel does not get to go to Europe with her family because she has to go to court to testify against the counterfeiters.• Viola and Gram promise to take her and Moses on a caravanning trip in Europe the next summer if Rebel is good for a whole year.
New VocabularyCounterfeit – adj. Made in imitation of something else withintent to deceive. “That man has counterfeit money.” pg 93Splendor – noun. Great brightness or luster. “That sunset isa splendor.” pg. 18Burglarize- verb. To break into and steal from. “My friendwas burglarized.” pg. 73Convenience – noun. Fitness or suitability for performing anaction or fulfilling a requirement . “ I went to a conveniencestore to buy milk.” pg. 35Oblige – verb. To put in ones debt by a favor or service. “Ican always oblige my sisters.” pg 64
Starring ActorsRebel Keeling (Amanda Jane Moses Adams is played by:Keeling) is played by: Vanessa Spencer BoldmanHudgens
Starring ActorsGram Keeling is played by: JulieAndrews Viola Adams is played by: Maggie Smith
Starring Actors Counterfeiter boy #3 is played by: Daniel RadcliffCounterfeiter boy #1 is playedby: Jason Earles Counterfeiter boy #2 is played by: Jerry Trainer Counterfeiter girl is played by: Anne Hathaway
Soundtrack Tunes 21st Century Girl A beautiful life 21st Century Girl 21st Century GirlGive me an inch Us walking side by side A beautiful lifeI promise Ill take a mile 21st Century Girl 21st Century GirlDanger is beauty Yeah, Im gonna live it up Us walking side by sideIll face it with a smile Just live it up 21st Century Girl Yeah, Im gonna live it upIm on a mission Step on the breaks Just live it upWith no restrictions Then Imma step on the gasDont second guess myself I am a rebel But I do it with class I feel like I can take over the worldIm born to be wild I set the boundaries If only I get my dreams out The rules dont own me Pull gold from my soulIm the type of chick Im living life on the edge, Pull diamonds from my heartThat likes to rock the beatI like to rock the beat I choose my path Its that new girl thinking and this song is just the start! • The sceneI like to rock, to rock the beat Im the type of chick That likes to rock the beat 21st Century Girl where Rebel21st Century Girl I like to rock the beatI do what I like I like to rock, to rock the beat I do what I like arrives at the 21st Century Girl21st Century GirlI’m taking you for a ride Im the kind of chick I’m taking you for a ride house. That knocks you off your feet 21st Century Girl21st Century Girl That knocks you off your feet Yeah, Im gonna live it upYeah, Im gonna live it up That knocks you off, off your Just live it upJust live it up feet 21st Century Girl 21st Century Girl A beautiful life “21st Century I do what I like 21st Century Girl 21st Century Girl Us walking side by side Girl” I’m taking you for a ride 21st Century Girl 21st Century Girl By: Willow Yeah, Im gonna live it up Yeah, Im gonna live it up Just live it up Just live it up Smith
Rating I gave Rebel a rating of 5 stars.I gave Rebel 5 stars because it was a mysterybook and it always got you thinking of whatwould happen next. I also really like mysterybooks. It was very detailed and explained well.