By Spencer Jones
About the book...
Author: Joseph Bruchac
“Never think that war is a good thing, grandchildren. Though it may be necessary at times to defend our people, war is a sickness that must be cured. War is a time out of balance. When it is truly over, we must work to restore peace and sacred harmony once again.”
3, 2, 1
3 things I loved: I loved how it wasn't just a war book. It wasn't all about war. It talked a lot about the characters background like where he came from, and what his people were like. I also liked how it had humor in the book. I don't like how books have all humor or all seriousness. This book had a little bit of both which made the book very enjoyable. The last thing I liked about it was the ending. It ended really well unlike most books and left me with a good perspective of war and life.
2 things I didn't love: I didn't like how he kept using the word grandchildren. I didn't like that because it did nothing to the story and seemed pointless unless he was reading the book to his grandchildren in person. I also felt like he skipped a lot of parts in the story that seemed important. Like when we was in war, time seemed to pass very quickly which wasn't that enjoyable.
1 connection: I have a connection with him being one of the smallest kids around him when he was little. When I was little, I was one of the youngest people in the house which was kind of hard.
Personal Perspective on the Book
Why read it? I read this book because it seemed like an interesting topic. I love war books, especially World War 2. I also like learning more and more about it and this was one part of the war I had no clue about.
Life or Death Situation read? I probably would recommend it in a life or death situation because it teaches you a lot about life and how to keep moving forward. The main character wasn't the biggest person, but he used his talents and bravery to get through everything he did which makes me look up to him.
Would I recommend it? I would definitely recommend this book. It was a great story and just overall, an interesting read that was hard to put down. I would recommend it to people who like learning things about the past and people who are interested in war stories.