In Four-Four-Two, Yuki and his friend Shig join the army because they want to prove that Japanese citizens are just as good as Americans. The plot of this book was intriguing and yet slightly disturbing. I thought it was creepy because Yuki, the main character, sees many soldiers die, some that are even his friends! Once, the author gives a detailed description of a man drowning in his own blood!!! I also didn’t like the part when Yuki is snarky with his mom and talks mean about his dad, who got sent to jail simply for being Japanese. I really got to know the characters because of much dialogue. Unfortunately, there were no pictures, which I think would have helped the plot and I would have enjoyed. I think that people ages nine and up should read this book because of the goriness mentioned above. The author’s writing style reminded me of two other authors: Sam Angus and Michael Morpurgo. They both wrote books about soldiers, too. I would recommend this book because it was adventurous and exciting.
|Page Count||272 pages|
|Publisher||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
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