During World War II, a family finds life turned upside-down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small town. Part thriller, part historical novel, Dallas has written a riveting exploration of the darkest--as well as the best--parts of the human heart.During World War II, a family finds life turned upside-down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small town. Part thriller, part historical novel, Dallas has written a riveting exploration of the darkest--as well as the best--parts of the human heart.Read Less
Sandra Dallas has a way of telling a story that catches you from the very beginning and makes you part of the story. This book is no exception. One of her masterful traits is that all of her books connect but stand alone as well. This does not become really evident until you have read several of her books but it will definitely make you a life-long reader of her work.
Jul 15, 2009
Good teen book
I liked this historical fiction novel. This book will appeal to teens who like history. It also adds to the mix some teen issues of discrimination and has a murder added in.
This is a great book for a high school history class. Teens like novels based on teen issues and this book could easily be added to the curriculum to make it easier to understand the real war issue of Japanese war camps.
Sep 24, 2008
It's hard to know what to say about this one. It wasn't bad but wasn't good. I never had that "I've got to get back to my book!" feeling. Although I really enjoyed two of Dallas's other books (The Diary of Mattie Spenser and Alice's Tulips) I found this one a little simplistic. It seemed to be written for a younger age than adult (I guess that means young adult, eh?) but perhaps that is because it is written through the eyes of someone in their early teens. Maybe I've outgrown SD, who knows. Still, a decent story and wouldn't have a problem recommending to people as a pleasant/easy read.
Jul 13, 2007
HAVING READ ALL OF SANDRA DALLAS' NOVELS, I CANNOT SAY THAT THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. ALTHOUGH I FOUND THE SUBJECT MATTER INTERESTING, THE STORY TOOK A LONG TIME GETTING TO THE POINT AND I FOUND MYSELF NOT CONNECTING WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER. STILL , ALL IN ALL, VERY READABLE
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