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Chanda's Wars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Captivating

    Had such a strong connection with this book! Can be a little hard to get into but really takes you to the scene

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Amazing

    This book is about this girl named Chanda and her mom died and she was left alone to take care of her younger brother and sister. Soly and Iris. Her grand parents and older sister Lily and aunts and uncles lived in this town named Tiro. And her grandparents wanted them to visit so they did and while they were there they faced a lot of things... Awful things. Her baby brother and sister got kidnapped by this man named Mandaki and she had to got through a lot of things to get them back. With the help of her close friend Nelson.
    My favorite character is Nelson because he has a lot of skill and experience. Also because he is doing good in his life even though his dad, and brothers have died.
    I liked this book because it was very interesting and it pulls the reader in. Even though when i first read this book i thought it was boring but i kept reading and it pulled me on completely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2011

    THE SECOND WORLD OF CHANDA SECRETS

    This book has a great combination of bravery and compassion. Allan Stratton did a wonderful job with expressing the culture of Africa while showing how far someone would to save her family. Chanda goes through so much in the first book and has to go through alot more to save her two closet people she loves Iris and Soly. Step in the second world of Chanda Secrets

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadToo.com

    This fictional treatment of the genocide wars of Africa felt realistic. Though this is a sequel to CHANDA'S SECRETS, this story is a stand alone book. Through Stratton's vivid imagination, we follow Chanda and her small brother and sister as they travel to the next town to visit their grandparents and other relatives.

    Chanda's family wants her to marry Nelson, the son of a man who they wanted her mother to marry many years ago. Chanda is shocked, and adamant that she will not marry this boy. As Chanda and her siblings prepare to leave and return to their home, the rebel band of Mandiki attacks the village and kills her grandfather, among many other people, and kidnaps the children. Nelson's little brother was captured earlier and forced to be a guide to the bandits.

    Chanda swears that wherever the kids are, she will find them and rescue them. Nelson catches up with her and, together, they set out to find the rebels and save the children. Tracking the band is fraught with difficulties, including hard to follow tracks, crocodiles, and the African heat in the unforgiving bush country.

    The characters are likable and sympathetic, and Allan Stratton is a master at crafting a fast-paced plot that keeps you reading to the very satisfying end. It was altogether a very entertaining and captivating story.

    The end of the book contains an interview with the author, Nelson's recipe for biltong, "Sixteen Things I'll Never Forget" by the author, an excerpt from his next book, information on rewriting the end of CHANDA'S WARS, and a drawing by a child soldier.

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