Thursday, October 9, 2008

Slap Your Sides, by M.E. Kerr

"I have never read a book that went through World War II with the setting in America. Usually the World War II stories take place in Germany with their perspectives or the Jewish people's perspectives. It was a nice change, so I could see . . . a different situation. However there was a lack of emotions in the characters." Reviewed by Haejin, loyal Hemphill Teen Reader!

"The 13-year-old son of a Pennsylvania Quaker family admires his oldest brother for adhering to his antiwar convictions despite hostility from neighbors and relatives. "Kerr does not shy away from difficult questions, nor does she resolve them for readers." Publishers Weekly

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