PDF/EPUB The Last Year of the War

  • Hardcover
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  • The Last Year of the War
  • Susan Meissner
  • English
  • 17 May 2020
  • 9780451492159

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characters õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Susan Meissner Susan Meissner ↠ 9 Read Free read The Last Year of the War Ernment camp in Texas where behind the armed guards and barbed wire Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar including her own identityThe only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue a Japanese America. A story of two girls that began a long friendship during World War II when their families were sent to an internment campElise Sontag was German American and her friend Mariko Inoue was Japanese American Together they hold on to their American identities and dream of one day returning and living the American dream in Manhattan Elise struggles to understand the circumstances surrounding her father being accused of being a Nazi sympathizerI was engrossed in parts that were gripping and compelling with other chapters slowing down with what felt like too many details of the everyday happenings with the girls The pace did pick up towards the end and I was invested in finding out if Elise and Mariko would have their happy endings Overall I enjoyed this one that focused on the girls lifelong friendship and the struggles that each family experienced when they were sent to the internment camps The author has a wonderful writing style that pulled me right into the heart of this storyRecommend to those who enjoy themes of childhood friendship love family fear and World War II 名探偵コナン 28 Detective Conan #28 parts that were gripping and compelling with other chapters slowing down with what felt like too many details of the everyday happenings with the girls The Cabin Boys pace did Yom Kippur as Manifest in an Approaching Dorsal Fin pick up towards the end and I was invested in finding out if Elise and Mariko would have their happy endings Overall I enjoyed this one that focused on the girls lifelong friendship and the struggles that each family experienced when they were sent to the internment camps The author has a wonderful writing style that Dictionnaire des onomatopées (Dictionnaires Quadrige) pulled me right into the heart of this storyRecommend to those who enjoy themes of childhood friendship love family fear and World War II

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characters õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Susan Meissner Susan Meissner ↠ 9 Read Free read The Last Year of the War N teen from Los Angeles whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers Together in the desert wilderness Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. Susan Meissner s characterization continues to be tops Elise Sontag is a fourteen year old growing up in Iowa in the early 1940s The war is in full swing and she knows it but she feels safe because of her distance from it Elise s father is an immigrant to the United States living in the country for over twenty years when he is arrested for being a Nazi sympathizer The family is moved to an interment camp in Texas where they live like prisoners Elise has lost everything she held close and even who she is Elise makes a friend at camp though Mariko is a Japanese American teen who helps Elise realize that one day they ll be free again Elise and Mariko forge a bond that helps them both survive daily life at camp The Last Year of the War is a story of family hope forgiveness strength and determination All along I rooted for Elise and Mariko to not give up and what strength of character they each showed Elise is a formidable teen one to champion and admire I found her story compelling and I m so grateful I read it I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom Reader Rabbit prisoners Elise has lost everything she held close and even who she is Elise makes a friend at camp though Mariko is a Japanese American teen who helps Elise realize that one day they ll be free again Elise and Mariko forge a bond that helps them both survive daily life at camp The Last Year of the War is a story of family hope forgiveness strength and determination All along I rooted for Elise and Mariko to not give up and what strength of character they each showed Elise is a formidable teen one to champion and admire I found her story compelling and I m so grateful I read it I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom

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characters õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Susan Meissner Susan Meissner ↠ 9 Read Free read The Last Year of the War Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen year old in 1943 aware of the war but distanced from its reach Then her father a legal US resident for nearly two decades is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer The family is sent to an int. 25 stars rounded upI wanted to read this because of the importance of the subject matter The internment of innocent people many of whom were America citizens during WWII and the affect of that on families a sad and shameful part of our history that is not often talked about Up front I have to say that overall I was disappointed It just doesn t measure up to other books that I ve read dealing with the internment camps Snow Falling on Cedars and When the Emperor Was Divine Something was lacking for me at first Maybe it was that the writing is too straight forward and lacked a way of pulling me in emotionally The writing got better half way in and I was emotionally drawn in but then the story turned into a soap opera of sorts in my view and I lost that emotional connection There are some redeeming things about this that deserve to be noted Elise Sontag is a young German American girl and she and family are held in an internment camp along with other families German as well as Japanese and a smaller number of Italians The feeling of loss of displacement of ambivalence for some of the people is depicted well It was heartbreaking to see what happened to so many families uprooted from their homes For Elise s family things got even worse when they were sent to Germany in the midst of the war Here especially for Elise we see that loss of self of feeling that she didn t belong even though she was with family We also don t see often the impact of the war on Germans who were not Nazi supporters The telling of this was not perfect but there were some things to reflect on concerning this time in history so 25 stars rounded up This was a Traveling Sisters group read I received an advanced copy of this book from Berkley through NetGalley