The book I read was Boy at war, the author is Harry Mazer. Adam and his friends were out fishing by Pearl Harbor. He saw planes out in the ocean, Adam and his friends thought it was the U.S. practicing flying. Then one of the planes came over close, Adam saw the Japanese Air force sign. Adam said “we have to get out of here.” He pushed his friends out of the boat because they weren’t listening. He had a bullet burn his back. He fell to the bottom of the boat and when he got back up he saw Martin with a splinter in his chest. His friend Davi was keeping Martin from drowning. Adam rowed the boat until he got by Davi and Martin. He pulled both the of his friends onto the boat and pulled them onto shore.
The author made the book have a scary feeling to it, because there was a lot of unexpected things going to happen. The author made everything suprising, if someone died it would have happened out of nowhere. The author made everything seem like it was real.
The author made it like the people had an accent. If they were Japanese, he made them talk like they were Japanese. Harry Mazer made all of the bad things that happened dramatic. Harry Mazer made everyone have feelings. If they were crying, they said things that made them seem sad.
Harry Mazer could have made the book longer. He could have made the book have more characters since there was an army. People could have been more talkative. People could have had more emotions.
I recommend this book to people that are interested in war. This book is about what it is like in war when you are a freshmen in Highschool. People that are interested in war will like this book because it is about having a relative in war and you are young.