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Heroes Don't Run: a Novel of the Pacific War


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Mazer  Harry
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Subject/Category: 5-12
Year Reviewed:: 2006
ISBN: 0689855346
Review: Follows A Boy at War and A Boy No More. Adam Pelko and his two friends witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor where his father was killed. He feels he owes it to his dad to enlist, even though he's underage. After bootcamp he's sent to Okinawa to fight. War is not glorified here. It is brutal and friends are lost. Historical data summarized at the end of the book. A quick action-packed read.

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