Aiko is a young Asian American woman, who is 4th generation Japanese American. There's a mysterious person in her life, her grandfather. But he died in World War II and she never knew more than that. Until one day, a clue appears. She follows this clue and discovers a family secret and defying her father's warnings, she learns of the amazing love story between her grandparents while they were interned during World War II. However, that love story turns to heartache as her grandparents are separated when the grandfather goes off to Europe to fight the Nazis. But as she follows the clue further, she discovers the truth about her grandfather and it changes hers and her family's life, forever.
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I rated The Purple Heart a 5 star book as a result of how the author chose to articulate this robust novel that includes rich stories of love and hardships during a dark war, filled with hate and violence balanced by love and kindness. The word pictures painted of the scenes of passion, as well as the scenes of war are vivid, as well as inviting and shocking. The meaning of this book is deep and siginificant for all Americans. It is a lesson for future Americans because if we don't learn from the mistakes of our past, we are doomed to repeat them. I recommend this book to a wide variety of readers. I recommend it to those who enjoy learning about history; to those who enjoy reading a great love story; and those who seek a book with action and adventure.
This book really opens your eyes to a neglected part of U.S. History -- the Japanese Americans that fought for the U.S. while their families where kept in internment camps and treated like second class citizens. This is a story about a Japanese American woman who learns about the love story between her grandfather and grandmother while they were in internment camp and also uncovers a family secret. I was immediately addicted to this book once I opened it and could not put it down. A love story, a war story, and a mystery. I cried and laughed! I highly recommend this book.