Gr 5-9-Adam Pelko has lived for only two weeks in Honolulu, where his father is an officer assigned to the USS Arizona in nearby Pearl Harbor. When he befriends Davi Mori, a high school classmate whose parents are Japanese, Adam's rigid father forbids him to associate with Davi, fearing that the anti-Japanese sentiment so rampant on the island will tarnish the Pelko family and Lieutenant Pelko's navy career. When his father is called back to the ship unexpectedly, Adam slips away from his house the following morning-December 7, 1941-to go fishing with Davi and another classmate. Rowing close to the fleet in Pearl Harbor, they witness the horrific Japanese air attack and are nearly killed themselves, their boat shot from beneath them by a low-flying fighter plane. Desperate to reach home and find out if his father is alive, Adam is spotted by an officer who mistakes him for a young enlisted man and orders him into action to help rescue survivors and restore order. Before the day is out, Adam proves himself a hero, bravely confronting death and destruction as he struggles to learn his father's fate. Mazer's final chapters leave a few issues unresolved, but his story's quick pace, graphic detail, and nonstop action will keep readers involved. Expect this novel to be in high demand after the blockbuster film Pearl Harbor arrives in the theaters this summer, generating a new wave of interest in this dramatic episode in history.-William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH
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Sad story and sad ending but was a perfect book! I love it, best historical fiction book yet. I luv itPublished 3 months ago by sandira mangru
A good story of the Attack on Pearl Harbor from the viewpoint of an adolescent. The story deals very honestly with some of the issues and decisions which confronted the boy, his... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bro. John
This book was so good that i got so into it and i did not want to stop reading it because i was reading it with my advisory class and they took for ever and stopped at the good... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John3 Trevino, III
It was a good book. It kinda goes slow then fast and moves to weird spots. But over all a great bookPublished 6 months ago by Kye Kris
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It was frickin awesome and it's about Pearl Harbor. It is funny, although there is some racism. Swaggy book. I like itPublished 7 months ago by Constance Vidor
Moving from base to base and always being the new kid is always difficult. Add in all the "navy" rules about who can be your friends, etc. Read morePublished 9 months ago by LAUNA STOUT- Children'sBooks.BellaOnline