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By Lee Geum-yi -
In the near-feudal Korea of the 1920s, Chaeryeong, a nobleman’s daughter, is to be given a peasant girl as a “birthday present.” ...Read Review
By Marcus Brotherton - By Tosca Lee -
Jimmy “Prop” Propfield, Hank Wright, and Billy Crockett are three teenage friends growing up around Mobile, Alabama at the end of the 1930s. ...Read Review
By Sara Ackerman -
World War II is up close and personal for Lana Hitchcock in the December 1941 setting of Red Sky Over Hawaii. A young betrayed ...Read Review
By Steven Sater -
The Blitz has reduced Alice Spencer’s London to rubble, forcing her and her ever-constant friend Alfred into the Underground for safety. Here ...Read Review
By Roger Jewett -
Navy Captain Andrew Troost is a consummate professional bound for high command, but is married to his career more than to his alcoholic, ...Read Review
By Miriam Halahmy -
Set in 1940s London, this gripping novel about a 13-year-old holds the interest of adults and children alike. Jack serves as a bike ...Read Review
By Sophia Tobin -
Tobin has created a scintillating novel of smoke and mirrors set in the glass-loaded Mirrormakers Club in London. Two narratives weave around each ...Read Review
By Mark Ellis -
This is the third in Mark Ellis’s DCI Frank Merlin series, set in London in WW2. The action takes place over two ...Read Review
By Jeff Shaara -
With no job prospects in Depression-era Palatka, Florida, 19-year-old Tommy Biggs joins the Navy, becomes a hospital apprentice, and is posted to the ...Read Review
By Gordon Korman -
Trevor Firestone is a 12-year-old obsessed with World War II video games, and he spends hours blowing up Nazi tanks and gunning down ...Read Review
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