Pros: Strong characterization, good history, female and civilian perspectives on WWII. Cons: None.
Summary: As a history teacher, I read a lot of young adult books set in World War II. Many of them are tales of courage and adventure that are set in Europe or the Pacific, and there are many that are well-written. I like those stories. But ... read more
Pros: Girls involved in science! Girls with brains! A gripping story with great characters! Kudos! Cons: Unwarranted death of a major character. But that's just my take.
Summary: When I picked up “The Green Glass Sea” I was in an advanced state of historical fiction asphyxiation. Honestly, I have read more children’s books set during WWII that were published in the year 2006 than I even want to contemplate on an empty stomach. ... read more