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Posted September 26, 2009
Great book, BUT...
This is a wonderful book - the author does a great job of intertwining the two stories. I would just like to put forth the following caution to fellow parents looking for books for their kids: There is a discrepancy between the recommended age - on the B&N entry, it says ages 12 and up, but Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews recommend it for 14 and up or for older teenagers and adults. I bought this on line for my daughter's 13th birthday, based on the 12 and up recommendation, but when I got it and looked at it I decided against giving it. I ended up reading it myself (and thoroughly enjoyed it), but certainly felt glad that I hadn't given it to my daughter at this point in time, as I do feel the book is too explicit for young teens.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 2, 2004
Arianna G-College Comp
I thought this book was an excellent read.I found it my looking at the cover. The author kept me interested by the way he put the story together.I would defiently recommend this book to any nad every one. Wonderful, writting structure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2003
Postcards From No Man's Land
In the old city, Amsterdam, a story is told that intertwines the past and the present. The present story is of a young English teenager, Jacob Todd, visiting Holland to honor the battle of Amsterdam. Behind this is a story of the past of the Second World War and British soldiers fighting in a Dutch area. This story was of a loving relationship between a young Dutch girl and a wounded British soldier. Throughout the story, Aidan Chambers gives the reader a full taste of the Amsterdam life. He uses the cultures and customs to define the national characters of the English and the Dutch. The story was thoughtfully written with the events of the past growing an importance to Jacob in the future, showing the creativity of the story. It takes the reader on a memorable voyage of family secrets and discovery a man¿s self-identity to connect the past with the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2009
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