Find out what Portsmouth Teens are reading! These are reviews of both advanced reader copies and published copies of books of interest to Portsmouth teens.
**Most of the books reviewed here have been provided for free by the publishers and have been kept by the teens who reviewed them. There is no other connection between the publishers and the teens.***
Friday, July 27, 2012
Take What You Can Carry by Kevin C. Pyle
Take What You Can Carry is a nice book for light reading and if you want to learn more about how the past is important still today. It is a graphic novel, but it still teaches us about life in World War Two. Basically, it's about a Japanese boy that had to go through the United States' camps and a young boy that goes through a spurt of stealing things. Doesn't sound interesting, correct? Well, it gets better. The Japanese boy's story shows you how cruel we were to our own people, without forgetting that he was stealing things. The young boy's story shows that he was stealing from the man who used to be in the camps. The story really hits home about how you don't know what other people went through. I won't tell you much more, but the story did make me smile with how cleverly it teaches history along with life lessons.