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CHARACTERS ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Susan Meissner FREE DOWNLOAD The Last Year of the War 107 N teen from Los Angeles whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers Together in the desert wilderness Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. I love how this historical fiction book explored the topic of internment camps in World War 2 as it s something you don t see very often in the genre To be uite honest it s basically a let s just pretend it didn t happen type subject here in the United States I grew up in the 80s and 90s and I don t ever remember talking about it in school So I m glad this author decided this was a story worth tellingIt s 1943 and fourteen year old Elise Sontag is living in Iowa with her parents and brother Even though her German born father has been a legal resident in the United States for two decades he is still arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer The family is sent to live at an internment camp in Texas where Elise soon meets Mariko Inoue a Japanese teen who has also been sent to live at the camp along with her family The two strike up a friendship but as a brutal war rages on things will never be the sameWhen I first started reading the book I thought the girls friendship would be the main focus While it was a key part of the story for me the real strength of the book was Elise and her life story She brought an interesting perspective as someone who has lived her whole life as an American and yet she and her family were treated like the enemy and eventually sent to live in Germany When the story moved to Germany it brought with it even tension as you knew from history the war was coming to a close but yet was still bringing destruction I found this to be a really compelling historical fiction read It s one of those good ones in which it holds your interest but you also learn a thing or two The only criticism I have is I expected to feel something when reading I thought there was so much buildup with the friendship between the two girls and by the time the story caught up to the present day it just felt lackluster and almost rushed In general while I certainly had enough interest in Elise to want to keep reading I just never felt a real emotional connection to her I might be in the minority with that opinion though Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion

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CHARACTERS ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Susan Meissner FREE DOWNLOAD The Last Year of the War 107 Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen year old in 1943 aware of the war but distanced from its reach Then her father a legal US resident for nearly two decades is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer The family is sent to an int. It s all right my dear I tell her It s all right I m dying too Elise Sontag lives with her mother father and younger brother in Iowa Her parents are from Germany and as the 1940s roll through the witch hunt for the Nazi s is under way No one said anything to one another We were tired We were stunned We were captives Thousands of Japan born Italian born and German born citizens are rounded up and their lives are stolen from them in US based internment camps There were concerts Movies It was like a pretend city Real but not real On the inside Elise meets Mariko a young American born Japanese girl and the two become fast friendsIn a world where everything familiar has been stolen both girls cling to their friendship to keep themselves aliveBut the war is drawing ever closer to home and soon the girls realize that America has concocted a scheme to get their citizens back by trading families like Elise s or Mariko s for Americans trapped behind borders Horrified the girls make plans to see each other again but as the years pass they only seem separatedIn modern times Elise knows that she is getting ever closer to dying but she decides that she will accomplish one last task to find her friend Mariko I can still hear the echos of her voice inside me despite what separated us and what kept us apart for good I can still feel her This was a complete emotional roller coaster and I was a basket case I am always extremely picky when it comes to war books I feel like far too many romanticize the times in order to turn a profit and thank goodness this book was not one of them I felt that Meissner handled the subject matter extremely well and that this perspective needs to be told So many war books focus on what it was like to fight for the country or the loss of love ones in the war so there s disappointingly few who go into the perspective of what it was like for a teenagerYoung Elise was extremely relateable and her naivety made her character feel real Not every teenager in Germany knew exactly what was happening and some like Elise only fully understood the horrors afterward The author developed Elise s character slowly and surely by the time I finished the book I was absolutely blown awayI also really enjoyed how the author interwove the older Elise s perspective someone who could feel the onset of Alzheimer s and decided to make one last journey while she could still rememberThere were several times that I teared up and had to put the book down to collect myself All in all I loved this book and definitely recommend it With thanks to the author and Berkley Publishing for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewAll uotes come from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publicationYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Interlingua; A grammar of the international language is a typical Iowa fourteen year old His Compromised Countess in 1943 aware of the war but distanced from Blind Love Sword and Silk Trilogy #2 its reach Then her father a legal US resident for nearly two decades Spaceship in the Desert is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer The family Nostradamus The Lost Manuscript The Code That Unlocks the Secrets of the Master Prophet is sent to an Eyes Wide Open rev exp ed Looking for God in Popular Culture int. 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CHARACTERS ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Susan Meissner FREE DOWNLOAD The Last Year of the War 107 Ernment camp in Texas where behind the armed guards and barbed wire Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar including her own identityThe only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue a Japanese America. A story of two girls that began a long friendship during World War II when their families were sent to an internment campElise Sontag was German American and her friend Mariko Inoue was Japanese American Together they hold on to their American identities and dream of one day returning and living the American dream in Manhattan Elise struggles to understand the circumstances surrounding her father being accused of being a Nazi sympathizerI was engrossed in parts that were gripping and compelling with other chapters slowing down with what felt like too many details of the everyday happenings with the girls The pace did pick up towards the end and I was invested in finding out if Elise and Mariko would have their happy endings Overall I enjoyed this one that focused on the girls lifelong friendship and the struggles that each family experienced when they were sent to the internment camps The author has a wonderful writing style that pulled me right into the heart of this storyRecommend to those who enjoy themes of childhood friendship love family fear and World War II


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    EBOOK FREE (The Last Year of the War) ´ Susan Meissner Susan Meissner’s characterization continues to be tops ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Elise Sontag is a fourteen year old growing up in Iowa in the early 1940s The war is in full swing and she knows it but she feels safe because of her distance from it Elise’s father is an immigrant to the United States living in the country for over twenty years when he is arrested for being a Nazi sympathizer The family is moved to an interment camp in

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    Susan Meissner ´ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Susan Meissner FREE READ The Last Year of the War A heartbreaking tale about the atrocities of war and one girl who never allowed the cruelty of war to break her spirit It never ceases to amaze me how tragic horrifying and devastating war is This was my very first book from Susan Meissner but will definitely not be my last This book completely captivated me I was fully invested in the lives of all these characters from first page to last I did have prior knowledge of the Japanese internm

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  • Hardcover
  • 389
  • The Last Year of the War
  • Susan Meissner
  • English
  • 13 June 2019
  • 9780451492159