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I Had Seen Castles

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  • Posted September 27, 2010

    A very well written book, a must read.

    "I Had Seen Castles" by Cynthia Rylant is an excellent book that blends love and war in the most thorough way. John is a seventeen year old that wants revenge on the Japanese for their attack on Pearl Harbor. He wants to join the service, but is stuck between two worlds. He meets the girl of his dreams, a seventeen year old named Ginny, and they fall in love with each other. Despite her wishes, he joins the service and is sent to Italy. There, he sees horrifying things that no man should ever see. When the war is over, he cannot bear to live in America as it has not been touched by war, like him. He moves to various countries in his life and finally settles in Toronto as a 67-year old man and says that he still loves Ginny. This book is written with brilliant detail and reflects precise emotion. This book is and always will be one of my favorite books because it is perfect for readers interested in emotional/psychological-based books, I rate it an 8 on a scale of 10, and no larger than 8 because the book was only 90 pages long. Because of the subject matter, I would recommend this book to mature 14 year olds and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    I had seen castles

    I had to read this book for an english assignment and I honestly did not think I would get into it because I am not one to get into war books, but because it had to do with love and war and a young boy going through all of this in the prime of his life he was a very brave young man not matter how he felt or what he thought. I have only had one family member go away to war and I am happy to say that he is home safely and with his wife. I just really enjoyed this book but wished it could have been a little more longer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2001

    I Had Seen Castles

    I Had Seen Castles by Cynthia Rylant was a good book for young adults. It mixed love, and war in an absolutely brilliant way. It's about a young mans struggle to keep himself together in a truly chaotic time. John, the main character is 17, and lives in Pittsburgh during WWII. Angered by the attack on Pearl Harbor he feels its his duty to enlist upon turning 18. While waiting to become an adult many things happen. His friends are dying, his father must leave to California to develop an atomic bomb, and his sister must go to live in Ohio because she is pregenant with a soldiers baby. In the mist of all this he meets a girl named Ginny. They start a relationship and fall in love. The only problem is that Ginny is against the war, and John cant wait to jump into it. But not wanting to be thought a coward John must go... The way the book is worded keeps you reading. The reason I didnt give this book 5 stars is because it could have been longer. There also could have been more action. Overall, I would recomend it to all people ages 13 and up.

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