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EBOOK ´ EPUB Invasion ê ´ Walter Dean Myers brilliantly renders the realities of World War IIJosiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future Their whole lives are ahead of them yet at the same time death's whisper is everywhere One white one black these young men have nothing in common and everything in common as theyRience that will change them forever It's May 1944 World War II is ramping up and so are these young recruits ready and eager In small towns and big cities all over the globe people are filled with fear When Josiah and Marcus come together in what will be the greatest test of their lives they learn hard lessons about race friendship a I enjoyed the book I wish it did not end with him getting a bullet in his leg and his friend getting one in the chest

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Nd what it really means to fight Set on the front lines of the Normandy invasion this novel rendered with heart in the throat precision is a cinematic masterpiece Here we see the bold terror of war and also the nuanced havoc that affects a young person's psyche while living in a barrack not knowing if today he will end up dead or aliv When I come across books by Walter Dean Myers I make an effort to get my hands on and read them as Myers is such a prolific author and someone whom I think has contributed so much to the oeuvre of multicultural young adult literature I think I was one of the few people incredibly excited about obtaining a copy of Invasion Myers’ World War II D Day book at BEA Whatever though I will keep beating my drum in praise and in hopes that people will pick up these books and stock their classrooms with them – not to go all educational theory on you but I really think that it’s encouraging to kids to see themselves reflected in books and that’s something Myers books do – with both their stories AND their coversRead the rest of my review hereReview will be posted November 4 2013

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Invasion Walter Dean Myers brilliantly renders the realities of World War IIJosiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future Their whole lives are ahead of them yet at the same time death's whisper is everywhere One white one black these young men have nothing in common and everything in common as they approach an expe Invasion is Walter Dean Myers latest war novel It begins on May 14 1944 as American troops are preparing for the D Day invasion of France which they know will happen but they don't know when It is narrated by the main character Josiah Woody Wedgewood who is with the 29th Infantry Division During practice Woody runs into an old friend from home Marcus Perry an African American soldier in the all black Transportation Corps The story follows Woody before during and after the invasion Throughout Woody describes his feelings his fearsand his loneliness These feelings finally prompt him to write home to a girl Vernelle Ring that he likes but who doesn't know it But the main part of the story is really about fighting to win back Europe from the Nazis and Woody provides some pretty graphic descriptions of what happens on a battlefield Walter Dean Myers does not romanticize the war nor does he spare the reader Invasion is rough raw and detailed as is some of the language used by the men According to his Author's Note Myers wanted his readers to understand that the basic truth about war is that it is unbelievably brutal He has certainly succeeded in that purpose I did have one problem with Invasion I found there was the real lack of camaraderie among the soldiers who formed the 29th Infantry Division It almost felt like they were each other's enemy Woody felt like a distanced observer of his comrades recording their behavior as an onlooker not a participant Granted when men he knew were killed he felt really felt the loss but it was related to his own fate than the fate of the dead soldier Marcus Perry Woody's friend from back home in Virginia appears briefly three times in this novel Naturally because the Armed Forces were segregated in WWII they couldn't serve together and probably wouldn't see each other very often and in reality most likely never But Invasion is also a preuel to two of WDM's previous books about war Fallen Angels is about the Vietnam war and focuses on Richard Perry son of Marcus Perry Sunrise over Fallujah follows Robin Perry nephew of Richard Perry as he goes to war in Ira following the September 11th attack on the US Invasion is a fast paced novel though some of Woody's detailed descriptions of unimportant things could have been edited down somewhat I never really connected with any of the characters and really didn't feel there was much to Woody and his comrades felt like shadowy figures I was sorry about this because I think WDM's message is important I suspect however readers will find this a much exciting book than I did And I certainly think it is a worthwhile novel to read This book is recommended for readers age 12This book was an ARC received at BEAThis review was originally posted at The Children's War