I borrowed a paperback copy of this book from my library. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book Review: I Survived The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor, 1941 By Lauren Tarshis
Title: I Survived The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Genre: Historical Fiction, Middle Grade
Series: I Survived, 4
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Summary – I Survived The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor, 1941
History’s most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive … the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?
I’ve read the first couple of books in the series and decided to continue them.
The cover says a lot of what the book is about and set it right at the climax of the story.
Danny and his mother move to Pearl City, Hawaii from New York City. She’s a nurse on the island and Danny isn’t too thrilled to be there. When she leaves for work, he’s torn with the idea of running away back to New York, but he doesn’t want to hurt his mother. Then the attacks happen.
Like the other books in this series, the plot is well-executed and the fictional character is always set up to be brave and help out in any way during the disaster. It was certainly an interesting read.
I liked all the characters in this one. Danny was a great protagonist and he was great with all the other characters. The supporting characters such as Mack and Mrs. Sudo were helpful and had a purpose throughout the story as well.
Like the rest of the series, this is a quick and easy read. There’s a lot of information about the bombing of Pearl Harbor in this one, including facts, resources, and other information in the back of the book. It’s certainly a good read.
I Survived The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis
“You’d have to be crazy not to be scared, with what was happening in the world, with America at war with both Japan and Germany now.”Lauren Tarshis, I Survived The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived 4)