From Book 1: Danny Wright never thought he'd be the man to bring down the United States of America. In fact, he enlisted in the Idaho National Guard because he wanted to serve his country the way his father did. When the Guard is called up on the governor's orders to police a protest in Boise, it seems like a routine crowd-control mission ... but then Danny's gun misfires, spooking the other soldiers and the already fractious crowd, and by the time the smoke clears, twelve people are dead.

The president wants the soldiers arrested. The governor swears to protect them. And as tensions build on both sides, the conflict slowly escalates toward the unthinkable: a second American civil war.

With political questions that are popular in American culture yet rare in YA fiction, and a provocative plot that asks what happens when the states are no longer united, Divided We FAll is Trent Reedy's very timely YA debut.
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  • chris101
    chris101Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm44 stars
    Did you ever want read a book that is very suspenseful and you won't be able to put down. Well then Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy is definitely your next realistic fiction book. My rating of this book would be 4 stars out of five because I liked how's suspenseful, it was but it could be a little slow in some parts. Divided we fall is about a 17 year old kid named Danny who enlists in the Idaho national guard. He is deployed to stop rioting in the streets. During his mission a civilian throws a rock at him with causes him to jerk his gun. This causes a huge blood bath leaving Danny to blame. Danny then is on the run from the Feds throughout the book. For example it was really suspenseful when Danny was crossing the Idaho border, and hiding in his truck when they searched the car so they wouldn't find him. It was kind of boring in the story when Danny was at home just talking to his mom and trying to get her less stressed. In a way I would say this book is a little bit like divergent because the government does turn against the soldiers. Trent Reedy has also written a second book in the series called a fallen nation. Overall a reader who would enjoy this book is anyone who likes war books and dystopian mixed into one.