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By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.

Book Alan Gratz History 2019
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age 10+

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Fast-paced and intense, this is a war story that doesn't spare readers the harsh reality of what it's like to be caught up in a terrifying nonstop battle. But Allies isn't just about the battles fought on that June day, it's about friendship, loyalty, heroism, and fighting against prejudice. Its young characters (almost all in their teens) might well be like someone a reader knows. It's about average young people (as one says, he "never did anything in his life to stand out") caught up in an extraordinary moment in history.

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