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Posted November 9, 2011
In Last Page In The Diary, Reece addresses the controversial internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Mike and her family are home after their internment and Pat is so excited to have her best friend back again. Except it isn¿t that easy. Prejudice against Japanese Americans is still prevalent and Mike and her family experience a lot of persecution as they try to rebuild their lives. Pat asks a lot of questions of her family and of God about why injustice happens and why it can¿t simply be made okay again. She struggles between choosing what is right and doing what is popular. In the end, Pat realizes her friendship with Mike is far more important and valuable than being popular and she digs deep to set a good example to her classmates. I especially enjoyed seeing Mike¿s conviction and honor. She¿s a lovely girl that any tween could look up too. It is so important for today¿s children to read about injustices in our history and Reece does a good job telling the story in a way that will make a child see not only how wrong it was, but how easily it can happen. The only way for our society to avoid making these mistakes in the future is to tell these stories again and again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.