Lou loves her house – the oldest one in town. It has all sorts of hiding places, history and the library is right across the street. She and her friends have created all sorts of memories in that house.
But now, hiding in her favorite spot, she overhears her parents talking. The town council has voted to start the process of taking her house away and tearing it down to build office space.
No way is Lou going to let that happen. She recruits her friends to help her figure out how to save the house. One friend starts the process for making it an historic landmark. Meanwhile, they work to figure out what happened to the Civil War treasure. If they find it, maybe her parents could use that money to pay the lawyer fees to save the house.
I really enjoyed Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre. Lou and her friends get into some pretty funny scrapes. Lou’s grandmother, who lives with them, provides some hilarious comments and exclamations – along with some awkward moments for Lou. The audio recording is read by Dorothy Diffingham Blue, who does a good job with the different voices.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.