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Silver Stars (Front Lines) Hardcover – January 31, 2017
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“This series continues to be a fascinating, stunningly written examination of both war and women’s role in it, and this installment only adds to its already considerable depth.” (Booklist (starred review))
Praise for FRONT LINES: “The history is illuminating and fascinating, but where Grant excels even more is in the immersive storytelling and compelling bonds among the multifaceted characters. Just as classic war novels demonstrate how war can reveal common humanity, Grant’s exploration of women in battle is no different.” (Booklist (starred review))
“All of the protagonists are well-developed individuals, but also represent ‘every soldier girl who carried a rifle, dug a hole, slogged through mud, steamed or froze, prayed or cursed, raged or feared, ran away or ran toward.’ A gripping and heart-wrenching tale.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“The main characters are all well-drawn, strong women, and the wartime events are well researched and accurate. The alternative history and wartime plot, which reads like a movie, will appeal to many.” (School Library Journal)
“The experiences of female soldiers in the military are plainly and honestly depicted…an immersive, powerful tale.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“The fast pace of this novel, along with its relatable characters and engaging plot, will easily draw in reluctant readers. Grant’s well-researched details of living conditions that WWII soldiers endured will appeal to fans of historical fiction. Readers of this book will be anxiously awaiting the sequel.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
“What if American women had fought alongside men in World War II? Michael Grant gives us a magnificent alternate history that feels so real and right and true it seems impossible that it wasn’t. Every one of these fictional soldiers has wrapped herself around my heart.” (Elizabeth Wein, Award-winning and New York Times Bestselling Author of Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein, Award-winning and New York Times Bestselling Author of Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein, Award-winning and New York Times Bestselling Author of Code N)
“Michael Grant is a master of twists that not only tear at his readers’ consciences, they hold a mirror up to our here and now and insist we consider what might otherwise be. FRONT LINES is a masterpiece of speculative story crafting.” (Andrew Smith, Michael L. Printz Honor winning author of Grasshopper Jungle Michael Smith, Michael L. Printz Honor winning author of Garsshopper Jungle)
“Front Lines does what great epics are meant to do: tells us the human side of history with honesty, wit, and clarity. Just because it didn’t happen this way, doesn’t mean it isn’t true.” (C. Alexander London, author of Proxy and Dog Tags and Tides of War series)
“Vivid and visceral, Michael Grant’s remarkable work of alternate history brings World War II to breathtaking life. With its cast of memorable and appealing characters, Front Lines is irresistibly readable and absolutely unforgettable.” (Micahel Cart, Past YALA President and Booklist columnist and reviewer)
From the Back Cover
The Summer of 1943: World War II.
The Germans have been bloodied, but Nazi Germany is very far from beaten. The North African campaign was only the beginning of the long journey for Frangie, Rainy, Rio, and the millions of other Allies.
Now the American army is moving on to their next target: the Italian island of Sicily. Frangie, Rainy, and Rio now know firsthand what each of them is willing to do to save herself—and the consequences. With their heavy memories of combat, they will find this operation to be even tougher.
Frangie, Rainy, and Rio also know what is at stake. The women are not heroes for fighting alongside their brothers—they are soldiers. But the millions of brave females fighting for their country have become a symbol in the fight for equality. In this war, endless blood has been spilled and millions of lives have been lost, but there could be so much more to gain.
The women won’t conquer Italy alone. But they will brave terrible conditions in an endless siege; they will fight to find themselves on the front lines of World War II; and they will come face-to-face with the brutality of war until they win or die.
Silver Stars is an epic coming-of-age story about three girls who are fiercely fighting their own personal battles in the midst of the greatest war of all time.
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In Silver Stars, we return to our three protagonists, now face to face with real danger. They're suddenly closer to everything and with the way the novel is written you get to experience each perspective of their war. I highly recommend this novel for fans of historical fiction. The world building is unique and rustic, everything leaves behind the taste of metal and gunpowder, you hold your breath as you turn the page. Silver Stars is hopefully not the end of these three charismatic protagonists, I cannot wait to see what Grant delivers in the next novel.