On July 4th, 1777, Jake Mallory and his friends are celebrating their new nation's independence in a small coastal town in Connecticut. Fourteen-year old Jake wants nothing more than to get out from under the strict thumb of his father and see some adventure. But he learns too late that he must be careful what he wishes for.

Five 4ths of July 2013, Speak, New York

ISBN-13: 9780142421123

Trade paperback

Five 4ths of July 2011, Viking Books for Young Readers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670012077