The orphans are resistance fighters in the revolution. The orphans are kids. For months they've helped political prisoners escape to the north. Their efforts earned them the name'The Army of Orphans'.As the war escalates, the Orphans find themselves on missions that get more dangerous by the day.*** The place-Pervaiske, Ekrunia, Eastern Europe. Alex Krisko, his little brother, Anton, and five of their fellow orphans escaped the Luhansk Boarding School for Orphaned and Abandoned Children more than a year ago. They created a home and a family in the cellar of a bombed out suburban ruin left over from the People's Revolution more than thirty years ago. The time-2048. Nothing has changed in the last thirty years. The country is poor in spite of its wealth of natural resources. The people are oppressed. They revolt.
About the Author
F.B. Veneziano attended Post University, in Connecticut where she majored in Accounting, with a minor in Human Relations. She went on to work in both fields, eventually settling into teaching!!?? She began her career in Early Education when her youngest was in preschool, at which time, she returned to school, attending Indian River State College (IRSC), in Florida, where she received her FCCPC accreditation in Early Childhood Education. She has been married to her husband, Paul, for 32 years, and they have 2 daughters and a son. She is a resident of Vero Beach, Florida. She began writing when her youngest was born. She didn't pursue it seriously until a year ago when The Army of Orphans: The Beginning was published.
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Retaking Pervaiske: The Army of Orphans Book II based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I loved the first YA book in the “Army of Orphans” series and “The Retaking Pervaiske” takes over where it ended. It follows the plight of the Krisko siblings Alex, Anton, Irina and their army of orphans living in an abandoned underground shelter. It’s eastern Europe and thirty years into the future. The country is at war with itself and they are part of the rebel rebellion. There’s plenty of action with the small band being sent on missions with very real consequences--as the government repression strengthens. More relationships are developed as well as revisiting characters from the first book. My heart can’t help but go out to these brave young adults and children fighting for what they believe in. Although, you could read this as a stand-alone, with the very detailed recap at the beginning, I suggest you read the books in order. I liked how the story starts off with a glimpse into what was coming and then going back to find out how they got there. This kept me reading late into the night, with the only thing slightly slowing me down was the recap of the last book. The ending was sudden, and my first thought was: “no, it can’t end like this!” I eagerly await the third book to find out what happens next to this army of amazing orphans, because I can’t help but love them! I recommend this for young adults and adults, too.