Front Lines

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Perfect for fans of Girl in he Blue Coat, Salt to the Sea, and Anothe Boy at the Top of he Mountain, New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes an epic, genre-bending, and transformative new series that reimagines World War II with girl soldiers fighting on the front lines.

World War II, 1942. A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. The unproven American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled, the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

Three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and spirations, at the break of their lives, at the tart of their loves. Each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honor her sister; Frangie needs money for her family; Rainy wants to kill Germans. For next time they leave behind their homes and families—to go to war.

Thos three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race. As the fate of this world hangs in the balance, they must iscover the roles that define them on the front lines. They would fight the greatest war the world has ever known.
Year of the Publication
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Number of Pages
592
Original Title of the Book
Front Lines
Publication Date
Published January 3rd 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published January 26th 2016

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It 's a war story that packs a lot of punch, combining historical fact with an alternate version of history in which a court decision makes American women subject to the draft and eligible to fight on the front lines.I do want to kno one thing, hough.

I 'm a little thrilled that books like this could further hide women from history- the act being that over 400,000 U.S. women really did serve with the armed forces during World War II, and th reaso is already often forgotten.I 'm confident that Grant 's intentions were good, but I just knew it to be said.Anyway, Front Lines contains a lot of elements we would find in traditional war stories- brutal training of soldiers, incredibly young men and women having no idea what they 're getting into, tanks, bombs and poorly-trained medics ...

but this particular ale is also about social injustice; a reminder that social injustice is at the heart of the Second World War.Not only has Grant imagined army life and conditions from the POV of three different female soldiers, but he also factors in race and the effect this ould have ad in the lat 1940s.

He has way of paying attention to small details of life that, rather than being borin, contribute to the realism of his tal.

Grant also pays attention to his secondary characters, creating people who bring humour, distaste and flirtations to the mix ( but do n't forget, his essa has very little romancing) .I do think that nearly 600 pages might be a little overl long for his YA novel.

Like Mr King, sometimes the attention to detail- while excellent- drags the book down a little.

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Pretending to recruit support from male soldiers will make her look weak and cause her to hav pulle from the program.Rainy Schulterman is ready for that challenge.

She always dared to really o to war but now it seems she is, and this part of her, th small but growing part of hersel, is almost looking forward to it.

it never once felt over-the-top.We watch through the eyes of a few female soldiers, all very different in terms of personalities and goals and backgrounds.

I had different guesses throughout the story as to who she ight e.

There 's some light moments between the soldiers but you an think the tension and danger simmering in the background.Things go wrong, ( FUBAR) and they wil only ake the best of it and move foward ...

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Consequently, it focused on soldiers relying on one another to live to see the morning.The three women this book centered on- Rainy, Rio, and Frangie- were incredibly strong.

I want the grittiness and gory bits were added in the perfect spots and strengthened the realism of the story.This book was honestly o much harde than I xpected.

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As the barriers break down and women become more integrated into the male-dominated armed forces in fighting roles, his book shows us that women are and have never been as strong ( and frequently stronger) than men.

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After reading he ovel, I can firmly say this is one of my avorite reads as of recent.In an alternate history, women are needed to fight and be drafted in World War II.

Front Lines follows three women in the corp, and through these points of view Grant tackles three very real issues in our world present in WWII and now.

A point of view follows poor African American Frangie as she wants to be a medic.

Learning the military lingo was quite fun too! Grant tells the story in three alternating points of view, and they really contribute and round out thi tory.

Tha nove does eventually focus on war and the front lines, and I hink tha has to be my favorite part of this trilogy.

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