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No-No Boy by John Okada
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May 16, 11

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I feel as though the story told in this novel is extremely important, and that Japanese internment camps are a part of American history often overlooked. This novel offers a great prospective on how various Japanese individuals dealt with the after effects of WWII, and how their reactions in turn effected their families and their communities. I loved how the author offered numerous prospectives on the war through various characters, and was able to create great emotional depth in a short number of words. Unfortunately, the constant run-on sentences and poorly executed stream-of-consciousness writing made this book extremely difficult to get through, and greatly distracted from the story being told. Had the book reached a skilled editor before it was published, I believe it would have been much more well-known.

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