Friday, December 18, 2020

War Stories by Gordon Korman - ADVISABLE

 War Stories by Gordon Korman, 240 pages. Scholastic, 2020. $16 Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (battles in war) 



Trevor is obsessed with war, especially in video games. He loves to hear his great-grandfather, Jacob, tell about his war stories. Jacob was considered a war hero by some at the end of WWII and Trevor could not be more proud. Jacob invites Trevor and his father on a journey to retrace the steps he took during the war. Trevor thinks this is the greatest idea ever until he realizes they are being followed and harassed along the way. He soon learns there is more to his great-grandfather's story than he thought. 

Students will be able to connect with this story because of the war video games that Trevor loves to play. It is an important story for students to read because Great-Grandfather Jacob brings war to reality and helps Trevor realize war is more than just bombing each other. The mystery and action along the way will keep students turning the pages and wanting more.

 Jessica Nelson Librarian 

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