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The Green Glass Sea

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Lyrical Historical Fiction with Strong Characterization

This book captured me early on and refused to let go. As a former children's bokseller I have literally read hundreds of children's literature in all genres, and rarely does one stand out so far above others. While the writing does struggle in some parts, the characters...
This book captured me early on and refused to let go. As a former children's bokseller I have literally read hundreds of children's literature in all genres, and rarely does one stand out so far above others. While the writing does struggle in some parts, the characters shine brightly beyond the pages. I wish I had known Dewey as a child, someone whose curiosity and spunk has you cheering her bravery and yearning to shelter her pain. A standout historical fiction, upon finishing the book I raced to BN.com to find out when the sequel is due out!

posted by Anonymous on October 11, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2009

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    Pretty (frekkin) Good

    This book, at first, was very hard for me to read because it was kind of slow getting into a meaningful story. (Also, the cover art was kind of misleading.) Towards the middle and the end of the book is when I truly fell in love with this book. It is a great story of bonding between two completely different girls. The book's theme can be applied to 9/11, in that, the main characters of different backgrounds and lives come together in times of great tragedy and uncertainty. I also like the aspect of the "American" view point of WWII. I would only recommend this book for those who don't know what really to read or can't make up their mind on what to read next.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Lyrical Historical Fiction with Strong Characterization

    This book captured me early on and refused to let go. As a former children's bokseller I have literally read hundreds of children's literature in all genres, and rarely does one stand out so far above others. While the writing does struggle in some parts, the characters shine brightly beyond the pages. I wish I had known Dewey as a child, someone whose curiosity and spunk has you cheering her bravery and yearning to shelter her pain. A standout historical fiction, upon finishing the book I raced to BN.com to find out when the sequel is due out!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

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    A must read!

    This is a great historical fiction story! A great read for those studying or just interested in World War II. Klages captures the 1940s time period and hints at the moral dilemmas behind the creation and use of the nuclear bomb. Throughout the story science, math and the arts are highlighted and key role players in the invention of "the gadget" are mentioned. This story reminds me of "Stand by Me" in how friendships are formed and how the world is seen through young eyes. Loved it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Sounds bad but is okay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    this book was actually good

    my grandmother got me this book for christmas. i wasnt sure if i was gonna actually read it, because she relied no the newspaperto tell her which books are "the best" that year. The green galss sea was actually good, and a nice break from all the stupid love and gossip books i have read recently. This boo kahd a good story line, and since i never learned this in school, i thought it was fiction. I mean a green glass sea. But at the end of the book i learned from the interview with the writer that it was in fact true. This book inspired me to start reading historical fiction.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2007

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    This book may be about the old times but I feel like I can relate to it because I too just lost my dad. I would recommend this to anyone who is interrested about the past.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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