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Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis
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Oct 31, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult, historical-fiction, world-war-two
Read in October, 2009

Like Flygirl, this is a WWII story that hasn't already been told a million times, covering a piece of history that I didn't know existed. Stories of female soldiers are few enough without the added aspect of race. A modern-day story line introduces us to Mare through her grand-daughters, adding an appealing and often funny perspective to the history, which is never dry. This would make a great addition to a WWII reading list, but it's also appealing in its own right, with compelling characters and a brisk pace.

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