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Samir and Yonatan Paperback – November 1, 2002
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
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Daniella Carmi's story provides insight into many aspects of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and points to children as the hope for resolution. The only drawback is that girls in the story are stereotypically portrayed as fearful and delicate: Razia hides under her bed to avoid seeing her father; Ludmilla wears her princess slippers. Nevertheless, the story is captivating and the characters believable.
Also, they describe Mars like it was real. These kids were pretending, and really BELIEVEING that they were on the planet mars! I found it sad and a bit sickening! And heck, I'm only a few years older then this Samir character!
Aside from the main story plot, I found tons of grammatical errors. Lots of "Me and Yonatons"s were thrown in there, and many of the sentences were quite awkward. "Yes." IS NOT A SENTANCE. On the other hand "yes," would be correct! And yes, I do know that this was a translated book, and I understand that it's not going to be perfect, but at least TRY so that a 7th grader doesn't notice!?
So, for all of you adults saying that this is a great "Children/teen book" I really hope that I have made it clear in this review, that us youngin's DO NOT enjoy reading about pee-touching children! And the topic that it's focusing on is very important! (Arab/Jew conflict)
To sum it all up, this book was "Dumber than my shoes."