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age 9+

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age 9+

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age 9+

War Games Book Review (spoiler alert)

The book War Games takes place in Greece during World War II in the year 1941. About a year passes during the story. While reading the book I felt excitement, unfairness, relief, mystery, and pleasure. When I finished the book I was sad that the book was finished but I also felt glad. The main character is twelve-year-old Petros. He was born in America but moved to Greece when he was very little. For Petros, World War II feels far away until the German army arrives. He is scared of the Germans but also is interested in them. He has an older brother named Zola who is a teenager. He is very boastful and likes to make a competition out of everything. Petros also has a sister named Sophie. She is the oldest of the three children, at age eighteen. She spends most of her time helping Mama in the kitchen. Mama is their mother. She is very scared of the Germans and hates to hear anybody talk about them. Papa is their father. He is in charge and wants to make sure that the Germans don’t know that they are not full Greeks. Old Mario is the family’s hired work hand. Stavros is Petros’s cousin who cannot bear to lose. He is cold-hearted and loses his temper a lot. Lambros is Stavros’s brother. He is a Resistance fighter and climbed the Needle (a long, tall and skinny mountain) barehanded. The Germans come and the commander stays in Petros’s house. Before the Germans arrive Petros and his family have to bury all their possessions that have even the smallest bit of American writing on them or are from America. Lambros comes and hides out in the family’s well because he can’t get to his home and Petros has to sneak around so the Germans don’t see and bring him food because the Germans are after Lambros. Near the end Stavros gets shot and might have or might not have lived. You must read the book to find out. I really liked this book. My favorite part was when the commander was staying with Petros and his family. I would not change any of the book. I highly recommend it

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence