The Green Glass Sea

The Green Glass Sea

by Ellen Klages
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Green Glass Sea 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Trey_Miles More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
jkr More than 1 year ago
This YA historical novel focuses on the end of World War II as seen through the eyes of two adolescent girls. Dewey is a sort of proto-geek, who has to cope with serious hardships of her own as well as the more typical obstacles confronting a girl with mechanical and scientific interests at that time; Suze is a budding artist, outwardly more conformist and with a more "normal" life than Dewey's but with her own challenges and complexities. Both live at Los Alamos because their parents are scientists involved in the development of the atomic bomb. A beautifully written book that provides a fascinating glimpse of the period for those of us too young to have been there, intertwining the girls' individual and social development with the larger political and scientific context. Highly recommended for pre-adolescents and older, especially those of a more intellectual bent and/or interests similar to the protagonists'; its sequel is also well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There also is another book called white sands,red menice.Dewy's mom comes back and wants to take her.I can wait to start reading it! It looks really good. If you liked the first book you should read the next book.
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I absalutly loved this book!!!I checked it out at my local libary and had to buy a copy for myself and my friends!It's a perfect book for learning about World War 2 with a story that warms your heart! An amazing book!!! Must read the sequal!!!!!
Michelle_Palmer More than 1 year ago
Absolutely fantastic!!!! Dewey lives at Los Alamos with her mathematician father during World War II. It is a high security town that nobody knows exists because of the top secret nature of the work being done there. I absolutely loved the charming world developed by the author. The seeming innocence of childhood juxtaposed against the outside world at war. The characters were wonderful, especially Dewey. The setting felt very real and the fact that the author went to the location is obvious in the writing. The relationships are true and at times heartbreakingly realistic. I will be ordering the sequel today.
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Please read this book. It will not dissapoint you. I promise
Longtimer More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! I'm 70, and I enjoyed every word. As a science and history buff, I've read much about this era, but by using a different viewpoint, the author brings it to life like no one else. I bought this book thinking it was a mystery, and along with everything else, it is a mystery like no other. Even though I knew the "ending", I was engrossed throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book a while ago so i don't remember much. But it helped me through a hard time and inspire me to believe in myself. It is a beautiful book and i thunk everyone who love books should read this.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing!! I recomend it to anyone that wants a great historical fiction read!!
Rita_Lot More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book best book i ever read thanks to the author of the book i would do anything to read it all day long
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the green glass sea. I'm almost done with it and I've liked every word. Heck, I'm only twelve and its awesome. A MUST READ BOOK!
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Noel66 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that it has become one of my favorites. It is one of those books that changes the way you look at life. Simply amazing.
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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.
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