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Four Four TwoFrom the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought provoking action packed page turner based on the little known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War IIYuki Nakahara is an American But it’s the start of World War II and America doesn’t see it that. Library copyYuki lives on a farm in California and right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor things get bad His father is taken away and the family ends up at an internment after having to sell the farm Despite this Yuki andhis friend Shig both feel that they should join the army and end up training in the South and being deployed to Italy with the 442nd Go For Broke regiment This group saw horrendous action and was involved in a lot of fighting Yuki sees many of his comrades fall on the field of battle and sees others gravely injured He suffers wounds himself and also battles crippling pain in his feet due to having to remain in wet footwear in the cold Eventually a bullet and a collapsed lung send him home where he faces prejudice in a Colorado barber shop and returns to his family in the internment camp Strengths Hughes has a great balance in his books about war and his books are hugely popular in my library There is a short introduction about Yuki's circumstances he gets sent uickly to the front he sees a lot of action and Hughes does not glorify the fighting at all He has a brilliant way of giving the boys the descriptions of fighting that they want while making no attempts to hide how horrible and brutal war is This makes both me and my WWII obsessed readers happy This is also clearly well researched and I appreciated the notes Starting with a description of the 442nd was a great hook readers of these books usually love statistics and can uote them readily and giving information at the end tied everything together well The pacing of this worked for me with the exception of the odd jump between the first and second chapters It took me a couple of pages to realize that Yuki and his family were at the camp While others have commented that there were a lot of deaths and little time to process them that seemed appropriate to the story At one point Shig was telling Yuki about some downed comrades and Yui replies that if they're dead he just doesn't want to hear about them I don't know how else soldiers would really be able to deal with the carnage they must witness It is also important to remember that there was a completely different mind set during WWII about patriotism and the enemy Weaknesses The few reviews of this that I saw on Goodreads were not very positive and some mentioned being unable to finish the book because of the writing I can't agree with this It is certainly no frills writing but this will appeal to the target demographic who don't want to wade through a lot of description and philosophical musing I am not of Japanese descent so I can't speak to the accuracy of the depiction but it seems respectful and likely Yuki is American loves his family wants to do what other American men are doing but also is unhappy about how he is being treated What I really think Was this a book that I wanted to read No Was it uite as good as Salisbury's Hunt for the Bamboo Rat No Was it a book that every middle school library needs to purchase Absolutely My copies of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy are ALWAYS checked out I think this is a very solid introduction to an interesting and little known facet of World War II

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Free download Four Four Two æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought provoking action packed page turner based on the little known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War IIYuki Nakahara is an AmeWay Like many other Japanese Americans Yuki and his family have been forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert But Yuki isn’t willing to sit back and accept this injustice it’s his country too and he’s going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies When Yuki and his friend Shig ship out they aren?. Clarification I think my honest rating would be 2 12 stars but I bumped it up to 3 because I didn't want to shortchange the book and author Review Why would I read this book you and I might ask One it was the summer reading project book chosen by my oldest grandson the one that I have a book club with Two it is a Texas Lone Star book choice This is one of several military books written by Hughes and this one was a timely choice as it deals with the Japanese internment during WWII I was apprehensive about this book hoping it did not glorify war Boy It did not At the beginning I noted that this book almost had a nonfiction feel to it; the research is evident helpful and necessary but it doesn't detract from the story itself Once the Nisei soldiers get through the first phases of their training and all the prejudice they face from ordinary citizens and other military personnel the research and nonfiction feel of this novel was paramount During the battles each page only needed smoke from artillery and blood spatters to make it real than it was The hero who doesn't feel like a hero that is the takeaway Like Yuki the protagonist the reader has to ask the uestion How can I be admired and rewarded for killing young boys The physical pain the emotional pain the lingering pain the results of war that change who people are at the very base of their identity it's all there I look forward to book club with my grandson I know this book affected him emotionally because he warned me about the ending before I even started reading it War is not glorified by Hughes yet I think someone who wants to be a soldier would learn what it truly costs to be one

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?t prepared for the experiences they’ll encounter as members of the “Four Four Two” a segregated regiment made up entirely of Japanese American soldiers Before Yuki returns home if he returns home he’ll come face to face with persistent prejudices grueling combat he never imagined and friendships deeper than he knew possible. This is a story about Japanese Americans who were put in internment camps during WWII simply because they were of Japanese heritage Some of these people were from families who had been in America for many generations It is sad and is not fair but it happened The young son from one such family decided to join the military and fight for the country he loved in spite of the fact that the country did not seem to love him back How do these things happen It was such an indignity to these good Americans We tend to believe such things cannot happen here in America the greatest country on earth but the fact is they can and they did So sad