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The Blue Star by Tony Earley
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Jul 11, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, own-hard-copy

The continuing story of Jim Glass (from Earley's previous novel "Jim the Boy" along with several short stories). Jim is now a teenager and World War II looms on the horizon. Raised with abounding family love and understanding, Jim is in his final year of high school and is confronted with the call of duty and war. Jim falls in love at first sight with Chrissie Steppe, the daughter of a woman who was once courted by Jim's Uncle Zeno. But Jim knows Chrissie belongs to Bucky Bucklaw, who has recently enlisted in the Navy. I love Tony Earley's writing, which consistently presents compassionate, sweet and gentle stories. Four and a half stars.

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