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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
my grandfather, Peter Gilchrist, was in the same camp as the author and the main character.

i highly recomend reading this book especially if you like war or dramas.

a very powerful book.
Published on April 8 2007 by Allyson Gilchrist

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting POV of WWII
On the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, all European and American persons in Japanese occupied China were herded into internment camps. This is the story of one boy's war, eleven-year-old Jim who is separated from his parents on that fateful day. First living by his wits on the streets, a foreigner in the country in which he was born, and then later joining other...
Published on Oct. 17 2007 by Nicola Manning-Mansfield


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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting POV of WWII, Oct. 17 2007
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Nicola Manning-Mansfield (Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Empire of the Sun (Paperback)
On the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, all European and American persons in Japanese occupied China were herded into internment camps. This is the story of one boy's war, eleven-year-old Jim who is separated from his parents on that fateful day. First living by his wits on the streets, a foreigner in the country in which he was born, and then later joining other British and Americans in an internment camp where he is used by everyone. This is a story of war and is a dark story, which progressively gets darker and darker. It was a good read but not a page-turner nor did it particularly touch me. I wish we had been given deeper insight into the other characters feelings and I had hoped for more by the ending. Nevertheless, a good read and an interesting point of view of World War II.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, April 8 2007
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my grandfather, Peter Gilchrist, was in the same camp as the author and the main character.

i highly recomend reading this book especially if you like war or dramas.

a very powerful book.
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