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Front LinesFront Lines

by Michael Grant

Secondary List 2016-17

So far we have received 7 reviews of Front Lines.

You can read them below.

Paige from Year 7, Hall Cross School:

This book isn't any usual book it's very deeply describing the army/front line.i love this book so much it's such a good read and that's all I can really say about it.

Marks out of 10: 9

charley from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book has a thrilling plot with extravagant tales of heroine as well as bluntly heroic behaviour. Because of this, this book will appeal to anyone who is entranced by the spectacular tales of war running throughout different cultures. After reading this book, (if read thoroughly) all will have a clear understanding of battle from the perspective of those who are innocent and courteous. To most peoples surprize, this books mind boggling turn of events is sure to shock you. However, some language is for a specific audience that not many can relate to. Although this may be true, this book is such an astounding read and worthy of buying!

Marks out of 10: 7

Georgia from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was cool and it had an alternate world storyline. The characters were well written and there was great diversity. 10/10. Would read again.

Marks out of 10: 10

Rachel from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book is extremely educational and tells you how life was like as a girl soldier. Whilst reading the chapters, the beginning seems slightly confusing, but I assure you, it eventually unfolds as you continue reading it. I love how they alternate the chapters between the different girls, it's so intriguing to look at the different lives each girls lead through being a normal girl, to being a soldier. Overall, it's got an amusing plot, and shows you in a fun way how history was back in WW2 for soldiers.

Marks out of 10: 7

Benjamin from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was really touching and beacause it was realistic it was that bit more emotional for younger readers. I personally found the book a bit boring and could drag at points but overall it was really good. The fact that it was women fighting and not men meant that it could be sold to boys and girls rather than just boys.

Marks out of 10: 8

Sam from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

Front lines is an amazing book that outlines the hardships of World War 2, it takes place in a timeline where women were allowed to fight alongside men. Personally I believe this is a highly realistic representation of what would happen in this timeline where women are granted the right to fight for their country. However, like its real world counterpart it shows the horrific prejudice women faced in 20th century America. It is a truly gripping read, with its gritty realism and mesmerising wartime romance, I would highly recommend it to any secondary school student interested in the war and the terrors that came along with it. This is an emotional read that (to my knowledge) captivates the tone of the war perfectly.

Marks out of 10: 10

Benjamin from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I did not enjoy this book like most others although I believe somebody else would enjoy this. I liked the storyline but was overall quite disappointed.

Marks out of 10: 7


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