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Veronica (Sunfire #18)

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  194 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
World War II threatens to destroy her home and her first chance for love. Her heart is filled with love for a man she may never see again.
To 16-year-old Veronica Stewart, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941 is a tropical paradise. Pretty and popular, her biggest worry is how to tell her longtime boyfriend, Mike, that she'd like to date other boys - especially Phillip, a handsome
Mass Market Paperback, 220 pages
Published by Scholastic (first published 1986)
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Aug 02, 2008 Edallia rated it it was amazing
I am currently engaged in a re-read of the Sunfire series, the ultimate goal being to let other re-readers and collectors know which ones are worth tracking down. I would say that this one is worth it.

Veronica Stewart has grown up on Hawaii, where her father has been stationed with the Navy. She's an ordinary 16 year old who is focusing on graduating high school and going on to UCLA. The most serious thing on her mind is that her steady date, Mike Kokohuilano, wants a show of commitment, but Ver
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Jun 28, 2016 Natasha rated it it was amazing
*Rereading my way through the Sunfire series, in publication order*

A solid entry in the Sunfire series, though I don't expect anything different from Jane Claypool Miner. Right from the first page I identified with Veronica as she eyes quiet corners of a party for the best spot to escape with a book. Girl after my own heart. Veronica is the daughter of a Navy captain stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in (you guessed it) late 1941. She's focused and practical, finishing high school and planning t
Jan 08, 2009 Becky rated it liked it
This particular Sunfire Romance novel is set during World War II. In Hawaii. Our heroine, Veronica, is sixteen. Her father is in the U.S. Navy. He's been stationed there all of her life, she was born and raised there. Veronica portrays the subtle-and-not-so-subtle prejudices of the day. Prejudices against those native Hawaiians; prejudices against the Japanese. Veronica Bennett, unlike her parents, has an open mind. Her best friend, Toshi Nakamura, is of Japanese descent. Her boyfriend, Mike Kok ...more
Dec 28, 2008 HeavyReader rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
From looking at the cover, it looks like this one is set during WWII.

I can't remember if there was any consistency to which fellow the titular character chose. Usually she had to pick between the very good boy and the sort of bad boy (bad boy lite). I don't think any of these young women were interested in monstrous men, but usually there was one guy that her parents didn't like very much or was below her class level or something like that. I hope the author mixed it up so it was hard to guess w
Dec 25, 2012 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, fiction, mexico
When I started this, I would have been willing to bet anyone a thousand dollars that I would hate it. And i did hate it until the attack on Pearl Harbor, then it was quite interesting. I have read many books of this time in history but most were only on the military side of it. I was stationed there at one time so it was interesting reading about the places I knew of and to read of the civilian side of things. The romance part of the book was stupid to me.
May 16, 2011 Maggie rated it it was ok
This book is a decent summary of the life leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the few months following. The story, plot, character construction, etc. are incredibly weak. This feels like a book that was written to spec too quickly with only a bunch of notes and no ideas as to the characters and story. It's beyond predictable, lifeless and disappointing.
Jan 08, 2009 Dani rated it it was amazing
This one was one of my favorites in this series. Mostly because I love WWII, but I liked to story.. from what I remember.
Sep 09, 2013 Meghan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sunfire
Liked how this book was different than most of the others.
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Jul 04, 2014 Reading with Cats rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, sunfire
Uh-oh...Phillip just uttered the "I know you better than you know yourself" line. Ugh. I hate you already, Phillip.

Dude on the cover, I'm assuming it's meant to be Mike, looks like he 's about 30.
Jul 13, 2013 Lucy rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite of the Sunfire books; I read it at least three times.
Oct 28, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
Loved it with all my teenage heart! Loved this whole series when I was a teen but this book was my favorite. Because I'm a WWII history buff.
Mar 28, 2009 Korri rated it it was ok
Very simple story about a girl during the Pearl Harbor attack. The love triangle is very basic and you don't get too attached to the characters.
Jan 20, 2015 Quinn rated it liked it
Good, quick read but was pretty predictable.
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