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characters Invasion ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ 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 cNd 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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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. Award winning author Walter Dean Myers returns to historical fiction in this riveting new war novel about the D Day invasion The novel opens in May 1944 and Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are waiting in England for the invasion they know will come but no one knows when Both are from the small town of Bedford Virginia and both are putting their life on the line Josiah serves in the infantry and Marcus is in an all black transportation unit They're practicing over and over for the invasion but when they leave for real none of them could imagine the horrors awaiting them on the beach Told in the first person by Josiah this novel does not spare the reader in its descriptions of the horrors of war And it's not only the terrors of the beach landing that we learn about but what happens after the terror doesn't end for those few who survive the landing They still are fighting the Germans tooth and nail for every French village and and of Josiah's comrades become casualties of the war Will Josiah and Marcus ever make it back to their loved ones in VirginiaIn an author's note Myers writes that he conducted extensive interviews with WWII veterans for this novel Some of them wept when they described the 1944 invasion of Europe War is not an abstraction for this author his own brother was killed in Vietnam inspiring his novel Fallen Angels and his son served as a military chaplain in Ira during the Gulf War which serves as the setting for his novel Sunrise over Fallujah Myers has woven the novels together by creating the character of Marcus Perry father and uncle to characters in the other books in this trilogy All are freestanding novels and can be read independently I highly recommend this novel for young people interested in history World War II and the realities of war The novel does contain swearing consistent with soldiers' language and violence fitting the theme Its brief length 212 pages and powerful story and writing also make it a good choice for reluctant readers

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InvasionRience 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. it was tolking about a man that was going to war a geanst the other sighd of the army and they was not going to stop until one man is stand and then go have a selibration I liked the book and I liked it wen it sayed one last man standing