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War Girls, Book 1

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sisters endure separation in suspenseful sci-fi war novel.

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This is a suspenseful and heartbreaking story about the price of loyalty to a cause, other people, and yourself. In War Girls, three different female characters narrate the horrors of war: One of them is prepared to fight, to the death if necessary. Another uses her wiles and imagination to perceive more of the world than others can. The third is an innocent; she has faith and love but not much ability to understand. The conflicts that drive the book are rooted in whether any of them can survive without the complementary gifts of the others and whether they can find a way to reunite. In showing how they develop empathy for each other, the author creates characters who will evoke empathy in readers.

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