Book Review: The Homeschool Liberation League

by Melissa on December 18, 2009 · 2 comments

in 9-12, Family & Relationships, School Life

Title:The homeschool liberation league
Publisher: Dial
Author: Lucy Frank
Lexile: [?] 630L
ATOS Level: [?] 4.1
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Pause For Age Range: 9-12


Thirteen-year-old Katya convinces her parents to try homeschooling her for a month, but while she is finally excited about learning-and about Milo, the violin prodigy who lives nearby-not everything works out as she had hoped.


If you are looking for a book for homeschooled kids, this probably isn’t the book you are looking for.  It’s basically a teen throwing a fit until her parents let her have her way, mostly.  Pretty anti-school, but I wouldn’t call it pro-homeschooling, either.  Too mature for the publisher’s age range of 9-12!  Probably best for closer to 13-14 year-olds.


Level 1, 2, 3 [?]

Sexual Content

Teen makes up story of principal having affair and ‘marital relations’ with secretary, says a teacher didn’t ‘expose himself’ to her, mention of a girl who ‘got in trouble’ in high school (teen pregnancy).  Teens kiss, one that is fairly intense.


Grownups smoke cigarettes and cigars, Chardonnay and home-made beer mentioned




Some anti-school sentiment, disrespect of principal/teachers, multiple comments on body shape of girls, some struggle between the girl who wants to homeschool and her parents who don’t want her to.


Brief prayers for help by teen.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Helga Hein May 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

it didnt say anything about a girl who got in trouble (pregnancy)

Melissa York Caddell May 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Hey Helga! It was a brief mention at the first part of the book, as I recall. I put it in because the age-range of the book is so young and wanted to give parents a heads up if their child asked what that meant (getting in trouble).

Let me know if you have other concerns!
Thanks for stopping by!

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