By Kelly Easton
Published by Wendy Lamb Books
Copyright © 2009
If you were made a slave by your own parents and were never allowed to go to school or even go outside you would be angry and rebellious, but not if you were like Liberty Aimes. Liberty was treated like this since before she could remember so while it wasn’t fun, she didn’t know life could be any different. One thing that Liberty did know about though, was hope. She hoped that one day her life would change, when her father threatened to send her to boarding school she hoped that he would. But of course that was just a pipe dream, for without Liberty who would do all the work around the house? But one day her opportunity arises to change her life, and she isn’t going to let it pass.
Liberty gains her freedom with the help of some comprehension cream and some lifting soda, but this story isn’t really about the silly inventions. It is about hope, freedom, fear, and discernment. Included in this book are some nice black and white illustrations by Greg Swearingen. (I would have liked a few more; I love a good picture.) This fanciful novel is well worth the read for children ages 8 and up.