War Stories by Gordon Korman

Five stars

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Restart, a story of telling truth from lies—and finding out what being a hero really means.

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero’s welcome upon his return to America.

Now it’s decades later, and Jacob wants to retrace the steps he took during the war—from training to invasion to the village he is said to have saved. Trevor thinks this is the coolest idea ever. But as they get to the village, Trevor discovers there’s more to the story than what he’s heard his whole life, causing him to wonder about his great-grandfather’s heroism, the truth about the battle he fought, and importance of genuine valor.

When I started this book I thought it seemed a little different than Gordon Korman’s usually are. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that even though the style and story was a little different, it was still just as amazing if not more so! This book was amazing!!

It was an interesting story. It started out with a twelve year old boy glamorizing war and being completely obsessed with it… only to realize throughout the course of the story that war was not all that it was cracked up to be. This was a story that kept me up way later than I meant to thinking I just needed one more chapter, one more chapter… When I finally went to bed I still wished I had read one more chapter. XD

This is a must read! Definitely recommend this story!!

Your turn!

Do you ever read middle grade? What makes a middle grade book great in your opinion? Do you enjoy split time books?

Blessings, Allyson


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