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Silent Honor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    A lesson in history

    As someone born in one of thos internment camps, I am now at the age where I want to know more about where I came from. Silent Honor tells me of the hardships my parents and thousand of others had to endure. At times it almost seems barbaric. I am glad I had the chance to read this book. It makes me appreciate so much more, what the Japanese and Japanese Americans went through.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2000

    Don't get me wrong

    The subject material is what attracted me to read this book. I wanted to see how a well known author handled it. I don't normally read romance, and this is my first introduction to DS. I'll start with the positive: The book was an engaging enough read. No long drawn out sections where it bogged down. The subject matter was handled respectfully. It was at times heartfelt and eloquent. The negatives: The prose sometimes felt repetitive.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

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    I liked this book

    The story was heartwarming and sad as well, but I did enjoy the outocme, i read Silent Honor twice

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

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    Tragic... yet uneventful

    I understand that this book is unbelievably old and my review is years late. But either way im gonna say what i have to say. I have read Ms. Steels books and what i can say is that she has captivated me throughout the years.

    The book is about a very traditional Japanese family how they sent their only daughter to America to start her education and how her life changes from then on. The author has brought out the traditions and beliefs of the Japanese families very well. I applaud her for her extensive research on the subject.

    Lets start with the aspects that i believed worked for this book. The Book was well researched before she wrote it. She definitely brought out the true horrific details of the cruelties aimed at Japanese people during the war. For that i applaud her. In terms of the story line, keeping aside the fact of the camps and the bitter journey the Tanaka family goes through, all i have to say is i believe the love story portrayed is truly unimaginative. Peter a man of substance falling in love with a girl in a matter of minutes was just a disappointment. The fact that Tad loved Hiroko from the very beginning and suddenly as soon as he knows sally likes him his all up to get married to Sally. The ending i thought was just an attempt to finish the book off quickly. Hiroko goes to Japan looking for her parents and mind you all this time its pretty obvious that all hope for her husband is over but suddenly he shows up. There's no surprise in his face when he finds out that he has a son.. just a question or two.. i just felt throughout the latter stages of the book, it turned out to be a big disappointment to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2004

    The best book I have ever read

    Touching, a wonderful story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2002

    Wonderful Story!!!!!

    This is a wonderful story and Ms. Steel does a great job of showing how the Japanese were treated after the bombibg of Pearl Harbor. Hiroko is a great character. She overcomes many challenges put before her. I Strongly recommend this book to anyone!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2000

    It's great!

    The book is great, the history is nice but the only thing about that gets me irritated is that Hiroko is just TOO perfect! She's intelligent, pretty, sweet, a fast learner, etc. I found two flaws about her though, she's very shy and dependant on her parents. But over all, it's a good book!

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