November 6, 2009

Friday's For the Guys: A Boy at War by Harry Mazer

Everything Friday I highlight books and authors that are ones boys might really enjoy. I'm not saying girls wouldn't read these books, but they are clearly "guy" books. This Friday I'm highlighting:

A Boy at War by Harry Mazer

Boys who read this book go right on to the next two in the series, A Boy No More and Heros Don't Run. They love them. Being that they are about a young boy first at Pearl Harbor than in the war, they are filled with action. It doesn't hurt that they are short books too - makes them appear less intimidating. Give them a chance - I don't think you'll regret it.

From Goodreads

December 7, 1941:

     A morning like any other, but the events of this day would leave no one untouched.
    For Adam, living near Honolulu, this Sunday morning is one he has been looking forward to -- fishing with friends, away from the ever-watchful eyes of his father, a navy lieutenant. Then, right before his eyes, Adam watches Japanese planes fly overhead and attack the U.S. Navy. All he can think is that it's just like in the movies. But as he sees his father's ship, the Arizona, sink beneath the water, he realizes this isn't make-believe. It's real.
     Over the next few days, Adam searches for answers -- about his friends, the war, and especially, his father. But Adam soon learns sometimes there are no answers.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, these look great! I have a younger brother with basically the same taste in books as I have, but we always bicker a little bit because I give him titles with mostly female protagonists, and he reciprocates with 'guy' books. He's probably a bit old for this series, but it never hurts to check. Thanks!