Book Review: Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer

Dig Too DeepBook: Dig Too Deep
Author:  Amy Allgeyer
Published: April 1, 2016
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Number of Pages: 272
Format: ebook (.mobi)
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Quotes in this review are from an uncorrected proof, and are subject to change.
Rating: 4 Stars
Tags: YA, ARC, NetGalley, 4 Stars, Contemporary, Received for Review


Synopsis: With her mother facing prison time for a violent political protest, seventeen-year-old Liberty Briscoe has no choice but to leave her Washington, DC, apartment and take a bus to Ebbottsville, Kentucky, to live with her granny. There she can finish high school and put some distance between herself and her mother-- her 'former' mother, as she calls her. But Ebbottsville isn't the same as Liberty remembers, and it's not just because the top of Tanner's Peak has been blown away to mine for coal. Half the county is out of work, an awful lot of people in town seem to be sick, and the tap water is bright orange--the same water that officials claim is safe to drink. When Granny's lingering cold turns out to be something much worse, Liberty is convinced the mine is to blame, and starts an investigation that quickly plunges her into a world of secrets, lies, threats, and danger. Liberty isn't deterred by any of it, but as all her searches turn into dead ends, she comes to a difficult decision: turn to violence like her former mother or give up her quest for good.  


"It's the mine,' she says. 'Ever since they started pulling down that mountain, ever'body's well water been orange."

I have been delaying reading this book for months now, and it's because I've kept telling myself that I'm just not in the mood. I've been putting it off for a long time now, and I've finally read it. And let me tell you, this book was really good.

In this book we follow Liberty as she moves into her Grandma's house after her mother got arrested for a protest gone wrong. Liberty is less than thrilled by her current situation, but along the way Liberty starts to investigate into the funny orange water that is coming out of the water well, and starts to get really passionate about it when her Grandmother get diagnosed with cancer.

I liked Liberty, but I didn't love her. She was always so daring, doing things that are way out of my comfort zone. I always got so scarred for her, and part of the reason why I didn't like her more was because I was always trying to criticize her. I loved her Grandma though! I thought that she was very funny, and she always said the right things (even if she didn't say the nicest things).

I'm proud that Liberty took a stand against the mine! It was cool to see her push against the boundaries even though it made some people mad. I would never have the guts to do what she did, and it was cool to see her thought process throughout the book.

So overall, I really liked this book! With strong headed main characters, and lives saved, I highly recommend this book!         



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