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The horrors of the war are brought painfully to life and each young woman uestions her own stand Who is patriotic What are the rules of war when it is in your front yard Shizuko Go herself a survivor of the bombing of Yokohama has written a devastating and important novel For great reviews of books for girls check out Let's Hear It for the Girls 375 Great Books for Readers 2 14 From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Holly Smi. This book was incredible it pulls at the strings of the heart and is truly soul wrenching It s amazingly beautiful and despairingly ugly at the same time All

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R the hour of their death was near as they well knew Everyone close to Setsuko is dead as a result of the war yet she believes in the war unuestioningly and writes letters to soldiers on the front urging them to fight to the finish Naomi's father is imprisoned because of his anti war beliefs and she struggles to find justification for war Over the course of the novel through flashbacks that occur within sentences or paragraphs. Sometimes poignant but just as often melodramatic and for the most part dull I have to be honest even at a mere 122 pages it felt like a slog I usually dig th

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The end of World War II in the city of Yokohama Japan is portrayed through the heartfelt conversations and letters of two young women Setsuko and Naomi classmates and friends living in a bombed out city sort through their individual beliefs two girls seventeen and fifteen at their next birthday and though their real lives had yet to begin they were talking like old folk lost in reminiscences Or perhaps this was their old age fo. Nowadays though she might write to her brother Take care of yourself but not Please fight for the country with all your might She had learned how hard her yo


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  1. says:

    Nowadays though she might write to her brother Take care of yourself but not Please fight for the country with all your might She h

  2. says:

    Reuiem is a classic “I novel” in which the author’s own experiences are related in the third person via a fictional alter ego Shizuko G

  3. says:

    Shizuko Go Reuiem Kodansha International 1973One of the review blurbs on the back of Reuiem calls it The Japanese counterpart of Anne Frank's diary Actually Reuiem is a much better book than The Diary of a Young Girl; Go does a fine job of weaving her main character's dying moments in with recollections of the last year of her life Go gives

  4. says:

    It's hard to read such a story But this was excellent in it's writing structure and deployment of the scenes and plot Somehow Shizuko Go gave expression to what barely can be imagined but wasis the truth for human beings affected by war We all know natural disaster or accidents make no sense but war the humans cause it knowingly and that makes the absurdity of the misery humans have to endure due to war even grippingMaybe all pe

  5. says:

    A powerful and moving novel that deals with war patriotism and pacifism As relevant today as it was when it was first published

  6. says:

    Sometimes poignant but just as often melodramatic and for the most part dull I have to be honest even at a mere 122 pages it felt like a slog I usually dig the relentlessly grim but Gō's scattershot construction left me unable to feel much o

  7. says:

    A devastating picture of the horrors suffered by Japanese civilans in the closing years of WW2 mediated through the relationship between two teenage girls

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    This book was incredible it pulls at the strings of the heart and is truly soul wrenching It's amazingly beautiful and despairingly ugly at the same time All I wish is that I would've found this book soonerThe book is about Setsuko a sixteen year old dying in an air raid shelter as she goes back through her memories and lift of growing up in WWII japan as a patriotic Japanese girl and her friendship with Naomi the daugh

  9. says:

    I like the way the horrors of the American bombing spree are shown in the novel I also like how it gives space to Japanese voices who opposed the war and for this very reason were repressed by the imperial state The book offers an excellent account on how the Japanese ideological apparatus worked to impart chauvinist patriotism and

  10. says:

    Good book that demonstrates the nationalism taught and ingrained into young Japanese school children Provides a narrative of a character against the war as well Insightful into the often forgot fire bombings of Japan during WWII by America that were devastating killing thousands Great commentary on war and it's uestions

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