Heroes Don't Run

Heroes Don't Run

by Harry Mazer
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Heroes Don't Run (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a nine year old boy and I loved the book. It was easy to read and it kept me very interested. It was out of this world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the beast book ever because it wasnt so action packed and its sad when his friend dies ( ben) because he was the beast marine ever .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First 2ooks were amazing a need to read series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the book heroes Don't run by Harry Mazer is a very inresting book. you should read it.
QMS More than 1 year ago
Heroes Don't Run is the last book of a series that depicts the life of a boy, who grows up and reaches adulthood in the Second World War. He faces many hardships and misfortunes, such as having no permanent home during his high school years, because of his father's military service, having a close friend gravely injured in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and his father dying in the same attack. He later enlists himself into the marines, and undergoes the rigorous training of a boot camp. He is sent to fight the Japanese on Okinawa, where he learns the true pain of war by losing one of his best friends. It reveals the true pain of war, but also how a person can brave the most deadly of circumstances, and make transition from boy to manhood. It is highly recommended by me.
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Heroes Don't Run is about a young boy named Adam Pelko defies his mother's wishes and enlists in the Marines. Although he was underage he wanted to serve in WW2 to defend his father's name, but the war ended before he got out of boot camp in BAKERSFIELD. His father who was a lieutenant on the USS Arizona. He was killed in the attack on Perl Harbor. I think this book is very good because I like books that deal with war. I think you should buy this book only if you like stuff about war. If you do buy this book you will find it very interesting that he disobeys his mother's wishes.
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Everything about this book is pretty cool. It is a historical fiction, about a seventeen year old boy named Adam it was inspiring because he was under age when he joined the Marines. His Dad was killed in Pearl Harbor the attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed more than 360 ships, and killed or wounded over 9,700 soldiers. His Dad was a Lieutenant in the Navy when he was killed. He is a very intense, brave boy who has a family of a lifetime. Anyway, Adam¿s story is very intense, with a lot of brutal combat that neither he, nor any boy needs to know. He needs to have more experience than he does. When Adam got to boot camp at Parris Island everyone was terrible on the obstacle course including Adam but in several weeks Adam made record time. His Drill Instructor was Sergeant Bessie he was strict. He learned what it means to be a Marine. Adam left for advanced training at Camp Lejeune, his friends Ben, Roy and Andy went there also. It was a hard core camp, everything they did with rifle in hand. After Camp Lejeune they rode a train to San Diego, it took two weeks to get there. When they arrived there, Adam took Ben to visit his mom and sister Bea. His mom had cooked them a big dinner. In the distance they could see smoke, and smell fire and burning oil. There has been a battle here and it¿s not over. Gunfire, bombings, explosions and kamikazes were everywhere. They had landed in Okinawa. They unloaded the LST (Landing Ship for Troops) we loaded trucks and took off. They drove to the other side of the island. The four of them were split up and assigned duties. They fought the Japanese for ten days there, and then they went back to headquarters. Adam was looking for his three friends, when he found Roy he knew Andy had been sent to Hawaii because of an infection. They looked for Ben, and ask around, sadly they found out Ben was gone, no not home, but Heaven. Adam went back to the front line he and two other guys were in a shell hole, when they were hit by a mortar shell. One of them died. Which one? The books strengths are the variety of emotions, places and characters. The books weakness is the storyline may have too much blood and gore for some readers. I would recommend this book to a reader that enjoys War stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heroes Don¿t Run by Henry Mazer is based on a 17 year old son named Adam Pelko. Although Adam¿s dad died at Pearl Harbor, he wants to join into the Marines. So Adam goes to ¿see¿ his grandpa in New York. But he really wants his grandpa to sign his application for the marines. Heroes don¿t run reminds me of my grandpa. My grandpa went to Vietnam to fight in the war. That¿s how it reminds me of my grandpa. The book was excellent and if you like war stories this book is definitely for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heroes Don't Run by Harry Mazer was outstanding! This authortells a story of a 14yr old boy and his dream to fight in World War 2. The boy, named Adam, travels by train to his grandfather's farm house in New York. Against his mother's whishes, Adam enlists Marines.I like this story because, it tells, in first person, how adams story goes from life in Los Angeles, to life in the Marines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i rated it 1 star its because i didn't read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The vocabulary was very bad. The story wasn't interesting. The war scene was short. I recommend it for little children.