Read The War Outside reader ¾ Hardcover Ö Monica Hesse

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doc Í The War Outside ✓ Monica Hesse For those accused of colluding with the enemy The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways except for one that seems to override all the others the camp is changing them day by day and piece by piece Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her father who she knows is keeping something from her And Margot is doing e I loved the premise and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate you know since we’re once again holding families and children in camps in the US which isfucked up But The War Outside never went far enough for me So much of this stayed surface level and I wanted MORE I wanted of the budding romance between our two protagonists insight into daily life in the camp and of an actual plot so there was sufficient tension building to the big reveal which I honestly didn’t like that much Unfortunately this book just didn’t uite deliver for me but I still think it was an important story and I’m glad I read it

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Read The War Outside reader ¾ Hardcover Ö Monica Hesse ↠ A novel of conviction friendship and betrayalIt's 1944 and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado until they were uprooted to dusty Texas all because of the places their parents Verything she can to keep her family whole as her mother's health deteriorates and her rational patriotic father becomes a man who distrusts America and fraternizes with NazisWith everything around them falling apart Margot and Haruko find solace in their growing secret friendship But in a prison the government has deemed full of spies can they trust anyone even each other 2 12 to 3 stars can't decide I'm torn between there So I wasn't in the mood to read and listen to any of the other two books I was already on and so I saw this audiobook available on the Libby App and I have to say this wasn't what I was expecting It was an okay readlisten to for me And despite being sick all week and now feeling MUCH BETTER I'm still surprised I made it through this in two days considering but that's also because I've been upping the speed on the app on my audiobooks on Libby lately and so I get through them a little fasterI did find it interesting to read how the author had receieved her own inspiration for this book and the story she came up with and I'm sure she put a lot of effort into her research to come up with this story I personally however couldn't get into it as much nor the story The only thing I didn't like the most though is that I WISH there was at least an epilogue if it consisted of 2 or 3 chapter or one long chapter because I actually wanted to know what happened to these two after the war I mean I found the twists of each girl at the end of the last two chapters interesting but I just felt like it lacked an Epilogue An aftermath or sorts But overall a still worth read book I also felt like it rushed into things and had some random moments once in a while but then with one tragic story with a turn of events it was heartbreaking yes but again because of it is why I wish there was an EpilogueThe ending to me felt bland boring majorly lacked something despite as to the WHY of the story and one of the character and why they did what they did So this was an okay read for me But I'd still recommend it to those who like either historical fiction WWII Historical Fiction or just want a good book to read This just didn't uite cut it for me is all and I wish I could have liked it as much as many other readers So read this for yourself and see what you think since this spoke to some but it didn't to me and idk why which I can't grasp face palm oh well Anyway happy reading and if anyone has read this I'd love to know your thoughts on it Hope you had or will have better luck than I did

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The War OutsideA novel of conviction friendship and betrayalIt's 1944 and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado until they were uprooted to dusty Texas all because of the places their parents once called home Germany and JapanHaruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City a family internment camp i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars the i think about this book the i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards and i don't feel very strongly about it even about the things i thought i likedThe War Outside is a World War II era historical fiction novel that talks about the intersecting experiences of two girls whose families are being held in Crystal City an internment camp i did like the premise for the novel WW2 historical fiction tends to be my very favorite type of historical fiction and somehow i've never read a book about the experiences of those in an internment campthe execution of the book was the problem for me general theme for this review underdeveloped 🌿🌻 characters 🌻🌿the two main characters of the novel were Haruko a japanese girl and Margot a german girl i was super interested in Haruko's story in particular because of the Japanese repbuuut i didn't end up super loving or hating either character i mostly felt detached from both of them as well as the rest of the characters in the story the characterization wasn't the besti also didn't think the Asian rep was great i would have loved to hear about Haruko's family and experiences being Japanese before the internment camp during this period of American history something about the comparison of Haruko and Margot's marginalization also turned me off i don't remember the exact uote just that it made me uncomfortablethe one thing i really loved about the characters was their relationship with each other side note there is NO WAY IN HELL that was platonic or just a friendship IT WAS GAY PEOPLE GAAAYYYYY there was a simple beauty in the way that Margot and Haruko gradually became comfortable with each other and fell in love i just wish we could have seen development out of their relationshipor maybe a in depth exploration of their feelings for each other? the book just barely brushed against the idea of girls liking girls and i wish it had done with iton another note i DID NOT like how their short relationship was ended and view spoilerhow margot betrayed haruko by lying about Haruko's family it honestly felt out of character for margot and there was NO CLOSURE for either of them? UGH hide spoiler