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Following the heroic battle of Wake Island, Colin Finnely must learn to survive inhuman conditions in a WWII Japanese prison camp. Back home, his fiancé, Maggie Braun, is unsure if Colin is alive. She faces agonizing decisions that could alter their lives.
Published March 12th 2002 by Victory House Press
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Diane
Reading the side stories and forgotten bits of history can really help to give a bigger picture of the history we learned as kids. Funke does a great job of delivering some of those hidden bits in this fictionalized account of the taking of Wake Island and subsequent Japanese POW stories from WWII. This is a good read after reading Unbroken. It is a good fit for my classroom shelves.
Mike
Ah yes, my sister's first. Actually a very intersting story about factual events of WWII that I had no idea about.

Recommended...
Gwen
We met this author at the Catholic History fair and bought 2 of her books; this one and the No-No Boys, Book 2 in a children's series about different children and their experiences in WWII. Teresa Funke does extensive research and her stories are based on actual interviews of people who lived during that time.

Remember Wake is an appropriate title for a book about an event most people don't remember. In fact a lot of people didn't even hear about Wake during the War or if they did, soon forgot a
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Drew
I won a copy through FirstReads. This book was outstanding. It is both packed with emotion and vivid detail. I found myself unable to put it down. It is not my normal genre, however I will definitely be looking into more from this author in the future. This book is at times disturbingly brutal, but does an excellent job at attempting to portray how the conditions actually were during WWII. Because of these conditions, one is never sure what will happen next. Will it be something good or bad? Thi ...more
Teri
I thoroughly enjoyed Teresa R. Funke's Remember Wake. It was a part of WWII (or any war for the matter) that I have not read/researched much about. The story revolves around Colin and Maggie, a young couple engaged to be married. Just before the war, Colin decides to take a short term job on Wake Island in the pacific to save money for their new life together. Based on a true story, Colin's story takes us to Wake Island during Pearl Harbor and the taking of the island by Japanese forces. We see ...more
Christine
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads. It was pretty great. I liked that it not only addressed what the prisoner was going through but it also addressed what his fiancé and family went through while he was in the camps.

The chapters were short which made it easy to get to a good stopping point. Plus, once Colin was put on the ship, I don't know that I could have taken long chapters describing the conditions and treatment. It was all ready gut-wrenching with the length it was.

The author wri
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Kitty Honeycutt
Book Title: "Remember Wake”
Author: Teresa R. Funke
Published By: Victory House Press
Age Recommended: 18+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: Teresa Funke is a historical fiction writing genius. “Remember Wake,” is a beautifully written novel that brings you up close and personal with the way life truly was in 1941.
The characters are carefully written and their romance is beautiful. This book is a real treasure for history and romance lovers alive.
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Jane G Meyer
Jun 02, 2007 Jane G Meyer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adults, WWII folk
Shelves: adultfiction
I loved learning about this interesting piece of history. Wake Island was attacked by the Japanese in WWII and the marines and civilians were take to prison camps for the next four year. The tone was pure, and true. At first it felt too simple, compared with the writing that we encounter today, but the book took place in the 40's and after only a short while I was taken by the authentic feel of the characters and their world... It was a great page-turner.
Andrea
Sep 02, 2012 Andrea rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone - Adult
Recommended to Andrea by: My friend
If you think you have a hard life, read this book. Any war is awful and to see what happens through the pages of a book is as close as you can get to the real thing. Colin is a fighter throught the story using sheer will power to stay alive. Good book.
Noël
I recieved a free copy of this book from the author when I won a giveaway here. I received the book in the mail the other day, and I'm hoping to read it soon, and review it when I'm done.
Nancy (Colorado)
I had Teresa's son, Brian, in my third grade class at Lopez. Got her to come and talk to the class about being a writer (2001-2002 at Lopez Elementary).
Rebecca Zimmerman
I found this a fast read. My only complaint is the story lacked in-depth character development.
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Teresa Funke is the author of six novels for adults and children about World War II including Remember Wake, Dancing in Combat Boots, and the Home-Front Heroes Series. She is also a popular writer's coach offering one-on-one and group coaching to clients nationwide. She is also a keynote speaker.

Her short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologie
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