Heroe's Don't Run By Harry Mazer
Smore Made By Luke Callaway
Summary of plot
Heroes Don't Run by Harry Mazer Is about a boy named Adam that goes to the Pacific War in WWII. In the beginning of the book, Adam is in high school, and he wants to go to war and fight like his dad, but he is only seventeen years old. Adam convinces his grandpa to sign the papers to join the Marines. His mom isn't happy because his dad was killed in Pearl Harbor. A few weeks later, Adam is on a LST (landing ships for troops) headed for Okinawa. Adam's ship lands on Okinawa. He is assigned to be a rifleman in the company of Marines that he is fighting with on Okinawa. They go around blowing up Japan's bunkers. Then, Adam gets hurt and has to go the hospital in Hawaii, and he is there for a long time. Adam finally gets better,and goes home to see his family. He hears about the atom bombs being dropped and Japan's surrender. Adam shares some of his war experiences with his family and neighbors. He hopes that there will never be another war.