War From a Soldier's Eyes
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Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker – For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy (181 pages) Despite the horrors of World War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing--information that the French Resistance needs.
Collins, Max - Saving Private Ryan (317 pages) A novelization of the film, this is the story of a squadron of soldiers sent on a rescue mission on D-Day in World War II.
Cormier, Robert – Heroes (136 pages) Horribly disfigured, a young man comes back from battle in World War II to seek revenge on a rival from his hometown.
Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage (138 pages) Henry Fleming joins the ranks during the Civil War only to discover that war is more brutal, bloody and terrifying than he’d ever dreamed. Does he stay and fight, or turn and run?
Crist-Evans, Craig – Amaryllis (184 pages) Jimmy and his older brother Frank share a love of surfing and their problems with a drunken father, until Frank turns eighteen and goes to Vietnam.
Eck, Matthew – The Farther Shore (176 pages) A handful of U.S. soldiers, cut off from their battalion, accidentally kill a young teenager. Realizing a price will be on their heads, the soldiers try to make it through the night until a helicopter can pick them up. But when the helicopters arrive, insurgent fire drives it off without the soldiers. Left in a hostile city, victims of heat, hunger, sand and fire, the soldiers learn that the line between comrade and enemy sometimes blurs beyond recognition.
Hughes, Dean – Search and Destroy (216 pages) Recent high school graduate Rick Ward, undecided about his future and eager to escape his unhappy home life, joins the army and experiences the horrors of the war in Vietnam.
Hughes, Dean - Soldier Boys (162 pages) Two boys, one German and one American, are eager to join their respective armies during World War II, and their paths cross at the Battle of the Bulge.
Lawrence, Iain - B for Buster (321 pages) In the spring of 1943, sixteen-year-old Kak, desperate to escape his abusive parents, lies about his age to enlist in the Canadian Air Force and soon finds himself based in England as part of a crew flying bombing raids over Germany.
Mazer, Harry – Heroes Don’t Run (113 pages) After his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, seventeen-year-old Adam joins the Marines and endures the heat of battle in Okinawa.
Mazer, Harry – The Last Mission (188 pages) In 1944, fifteen-year-old Jack Rabb takes on a perilous air mission over Europe. The war is near its end when Jack flies what is supposed to be his final mission for the Allies. But when he is shot down behind enemy lines, Jack is taken prisoner, and his real adventure begins---as a POW.
Morpurgo, Michael – Private Peaceful (202 pages) Private Thomas Peaceful has left his family behind. He has lied about his age and followed his older brother to France to fight in the First World War. Now after living through the terror of gas attacks, watching childhood friends die by his side, and battling the lice, rats, mud and sheer exhaustion, Thomas has the biggest challenge of his life ahead of him.
Myers, Walter Dean- Fallen Angels (309 pages) Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.
Myers, Walter Dean – Sunrise over Fallujah (290 pages) Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.
Peet, Mal – Tamar (424 pages) In England in 1995, fifteen-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last years of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and the climactic events that forever cast a shadow on his life and that of his family.
Rylant, Cynthia – I Had Seen Castles (97 pages) Now an old man, John is haunted by memories of himself as an eighteen-year-old, enlisting to fight in World War II, a decision which forced him to face the horrors of war and changed his life forever.
Slade, Arthur – Megiddo’s Shadow (290 pages) After the death of his beloved older brother Hector in World War I, sixteen-year-old Edward leaves the family farm in Canada to enlist in Hector’s battalion, where he attempts to come to terms with what has happened.
Spillebeen, Geert – Kipling’s Choice (147 pages) During the First World War, young Kipling leads his platoon into their first attack. When he is horribly wounded as a result, Kipling remembers his life before the war---his happy family, his celebrity author father, and the road that led him to war. . . and to death?
Wharton, William - A Midnight Clear (241 pages) A tale of youth and war set in the Ardennes Forest on Christmas Eve, 1944. Ordered close to the German lines to establish an observation post in an abandoned chateau, six GIs play at being soldiers in what seems to be complete isolation. That is, until they meet the enemy.
Wilson, John - And in the Morning (198 pages) Jim Hay is only sixteen when he experiences the trench warfare of World War I and the Battle of the Somme, wondering if he will survive the horror or ever see his sweetheart again.
Wilson, John - Flames of the Tiger (176 pages) Dieter grows up in Germany as Hitler rises to power. Swayed by patriotism, Dieter joins the army to fight against the Russians in World War II. But with most of his family dead, Berlin in ruins, and the Russian army closing in, Dieter must let go of his naïve childhood beliefs and face the realities of a brutal world.
Wilson, John - Four Steps to Death (206 pages) Two bodies, uncovered at a building site, prompt the investigating officer to remember World War II and the circumstances involving their deaths during the Battle of Stalingrad, as told from both German and Russian points of view.
Wulffson, Don – Soldier X (226 pages) In 1943 sixteen-year-old Erik experiences the horrors of war when he is drafted into the German army and sent to fight on the Russian front. Based on a true story.