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The Askren Boys: : A story of family, heroes, and growing up Kindle Edition
|Length: 249 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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About the Author
- Publication Date : August 31, 2018
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 249 pages
- Publisher : Waldorf Publishing (August 31, 2018)
- File Size : 1862 KB
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07H16DZQ1
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,642,179 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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But there are monsters in this story, too.
Not the kind who breathe fire or cast a spell, but the real life ones whose specter overseas plagued the world, and emptied the homes of the finest American families in order to combat their evil. Ray tells us his story of how the events of WWII reached deep into his family and forever changed the course of their lives.
A.J. Reilly gives us the story from Ray’s point of view, complete with a 12 year-old’s concerns about the world, and the heartbreaking reality of WWII America. The first person point of view gives us a unique look at what it was like for a “regular” kid during this time.
For me, as a mother of four boys (the youngest is 12), Ray’s voice rang true. I laughed and nodded as he misread situations, and cried when he was hurt.
A book tangled up in the events of war could easily be dark, but Reilly’s story is one of hope, love and the power of family to overcome the worst things possible. Their faith, courage and love for the people around them permeates this story and made it a delight to read.
While the is a fictional story, the people are real. Knowing this makes the story all the more compelling and my eyes were still filled with tears as I read Reilly’s dedication to his grandfather, Ray Askren. I great read for the entire family.
I highly recommend this book.