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Farewell to Manzanar

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I would read this book because it talks a little girl getting mistreated,its sad but it's still a god book by a long shot.

Book title and author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
Title of review: Farwell to Manzanar
Number of stars (1 to 5): 5












Farwell to Manzanar is a really good book. It's about this girl who doesn't know what Pearl Harbor is. She wa...
Book title and author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
Title of review: Farwell to Manzanar
Number of stars (1 to 5): 5












Farwell to Manzanar is a really good book. It's about this girl who doesn't know what Pearl Harbor is. She was only seven years in 1942 when her family uprooted her from the family to go to Manzanar internment camp. When she went to the camp there were one-thousand other Japanese people there. But there was a lot of cool stuff there including cheerleaders, boy scouts, and even more. So I wonder how bad it feels like to grow up behind barbed wire fence. The little girl did like to listen to the band sing 'don't fence me in.' The little girl is so beautiful, she is so smart and I think she is the smartest little girl I know. After she decided that she liked the camp she made friends and had a pretty decent life. One thing I don't like is the camp was in the United States.

posted by dustin_d_wv on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Book Review Outline Book title and author: Farewell to Manzanar

Book Review Outline
Book title and author: Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
Title of review: Farewell to Manzanar Review
Number of stars (1 to 5): 3.5

Introduction
Jeanne looks back on her life in Manzanar concentration ...
Book Review Outline
Book title and author: Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
Title of review: Farewell to Manzanar Review
Number of stars (1 to 5): 3.5

Introduction
Jeanne looks back on her life in Manzanar concentration camp. She finally voices the thoughts she has kept to herself all this time. I thought the book was interesting because it describes life in a concentration camp through the eyes of a seven year old.
Description and summary of main points
Jeannie Wakatsuki was exiled into a concentration camp as a little girl. She did not understand what was happening, as she was only seven years old. She tells what life was like inside the gates of Manzanar and what life was like when they were forced into the outside world. She also recalls a visit to Manzanar as an adult.
Evaluation
In the beginning of the book, the plot is jumble and confusing. The characters are portrayed very well and are completely life- like. The settings are described accurately and detailed. As Jeanne grows older, she comes to realize the meaning of Manzanar. This book voices Jeanne’s thoughts and opinions of Manzanar and life very well.
Conclusion
This book shows life at Manzanar through the eyes of young Jeannie. She tells her thoughts as a child, teenager, and an adult. Overall, it is a very good book and I enjoyed it.
Your final review
Though the plot is jumbled at first, you start to understand the book better once you read farther into it.

posted by rebeccak280 on May 24, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Ekh. This book was kind of boring. Countless times I fell asleep

    Ekh. This book was kind of boring. Countless times I fell asleep while reading it; it's a slow story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2007

    pretty bad

    this book was so boring! i had to read it for school and it was terrible! and i swear, I LOVEEEE TO READ. it was just really bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    ok

    it was disappointing but hey what can you do about it it really happened. it was boring tho and i don't recommend it unless you like war books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2005

    What?

    This book is out of the water. It jumps around everywhere and it feels like a 'pity me, poor me' book. If you aer going to write biographies, then make them appealing to the reader not dull. Make them like Eli Wiesel's Night, or Stephan Nasser's My Borther's Voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2004

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZ..............

    It's a sad time, and I'm sorry that it happened but if you are looking for a tragic example of WWII then you should look elsewhere. This is one of those books that makes you tired as you read it. Although I will give it credit for being original in a field of Holocaust books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2001

    Book can get kind of dull at times, but it picks up

    This book wasn't the best I've ever read, but that was probably just because I don't like reading books like this. If I did not have to read all the way through this book, I would have stopped about half way through. It was an interesting book to read about the suffering of the Japaneese during WW2. Many people don't even realize that there was this much discrimination during this time. Although this book was interesting, I would not reccomend it to others.

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