Now an old man, John is haunted by memories of enlisting to fight in the WWII, a decision that forced him to face the horrors of war and changed his life forever.
John Dante is seventeen when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and he wants to fight for his country. But then he falls head over heels for Ginny Burton, who is against all war, and his beliefs are suddenly questioned. Rather than be judged a traitor or a coward, though, John enlists a decision that changes his life forever. Includes a reader's guide and an inverview with the author.
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter and Tabby and Henry and Mudge.
[star]"Wonderfully spare language and imagery . . . poignant."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) [star]"Tantalizing. . . Rylant writes with passion and hearbreaking honesty."--The New York Times Book Review (starred review)
[star]"Heartbreaking . . . Not to be missed."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 97
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.4 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 91.0