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  1. [Download] Invasion Invasion Walter Dean Myers DOC | *audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF | ePub #150716 in Books Walter Dean Myers 2015-04-28 2015-04-28Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 6.75 x .44 x 6.18l, .0 #File Name: 054538429X224 pagesInvasion | File size: 52.Mb Walter Dean Myers : Invasion before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Invasion: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great bookBy Kim966It was a good book. It kept you on edge wondering what was going to happen next and made the book interesting.5 of 5 people found the following review helpful. Realistic novel about World War IIBy S. FoxThis is the third novel in a loosely-connected series of war stories by Walter Dean Myers. Marcus Perry, one of the lead characters in this novel, is father to Richie Perry ("Fallen Angels"). Richie is Uncle to Robin Perry of "Sunrise in Fallujah". Marcus Perry is not the main character in this novel, however. Josiah Wedgewood (Woody) is his hometown friend who fights in the infantry, and most of this book

  2. centers around Woody's experiences with war. "Invasion" deals with the storming of Omaha beach and fighting the Germans in Normandy. The action in this novel is graphic and realistic. The language is explicit, but not out of place, considering the events of the book. With every battle, more and more of Woody's fellow soldiers are killed. The deaths take their toll on everyone and everyone has a different way of coping (or not coping) with the experience. The author's note at the end of the novel is excellent and helps to put this novel in context. Although I didn't like this book as much as "Fallen Angels", I would definitely recommend it.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Thoughtful, Visceral NovelBy Tim FieldWalter Dean Myers turns out books so quickly and of such quality that I'm beginning to think he's a writing cyborg. "Invasion" is an accessible novel for teens, even if their knowledge of WWII is negligible. The novel is well-researched (with the exception of a few phrases that don't fit the time period - the main character talks about "zoning out" and that something "sucked"). Myers has the gift of creating characters in a few short sentences, a talent that is appreciated in his war novels where there are many soldiers in the outfits who need to be differentiated. Myers captures the tedium of war and the horror of war, once again using an ordinary soldier as our narrator and tour guide to the insanity. As an English teacher, I'm glad to have a readable book of historical fiction to recommend to my students. Walter Dean Myers brilliantly renders the realities of World War II.Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future. Their whole lives are ahead of them, yet at the same time, death's whisper is everywhere. One white, one black, these young men have nothing in common and everything in common as they approach an experience that will change them forever. It's May 1944. World War II is ramping up, and so are these young recruits, ready and eager. In small towns and big cities all over the globe, people are filled with fear. When Josiah and Marcus come together in what will be the greatest test of their lives, they learn hard lessons about race, friendship, and what it really means to fight. Set on the front lines of the Normandy invasion, this novel, rendered with heart-in-the-throat precision, is a cinematic masterpiece. Here we see the bold terror of war, and also the nuanced havoc that affects a young person's psyche while living in a barrack, not knowing if today he will end up dead or alive. From School Library JournalGr 8 Up-Invasion tells of the events of D-Day and the weeks immediately following from the perspective of Josiah Wedgewood, a young soldier in the U.S. Army's 29th infantry. Woody and his fellow battalion mates are only vaguely aware of what will be happening when they arrive at Omaha Beach. The landing, as history knows, is horrendous. Woody watches as dozens of his companions are killed. Immediately after, the men begin to fight their way inland. The action is nonstop and the losses are heartbreaking. The segregation of the U.S. Army is only lightly touched upon, as Woody runs into an African American he knew from his hometown; the majority of the novel is the 29th infantry's push across the French countryside. Myers eloquently conveys how exhausting war is physically and emotionally. He writes simple sentences that are often short, sharp, and blunt. The language is somewhat innocent, a bit gentler than what readers are used to now; but since it is a novel about war, there are some F-bombs and some earthy talk about bodies. Woody and his mates are thinking of home, while trying not to think in general. There is a subtle bit of reader manipulation; although the book is written in the past tense, the D-Day landing chapter is in present tense, adding to its tension. With the constant forward momentum of the soldiers, and the continuous battles they fight, this novel can be hard to read, but it is also hard to put down.-Geri Diorio, Ridgefield Library, CT(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.From Booklist*Starred * Its June 6, 1944, D-Day, and 19-year-old Josiah Woody Wedgewood is part of the Allied invasion, huddled up with a group of other men against the cliffs on Omaha Beach. We are in a killing zone, he thinks in agony, and we are dying. All around him is a scene from hell: the beach filled with the dead and dying; more soldiers being mercilessly shot by the Germans as they attempt to land on the beach; the noise of war shots and explosionsso loud that Woody cant hear the screams all around him. I will never be the same again, he thinks. Myers excellent prequel to his two other war novels, Fallen Angels (1988) and Sunrise over Fallujah (2008), charts the course of war in the month following the invasion as Woody, who tells the compelling story in his own first- person voice, and his comrades continue to fight through the countryside in pursuit of the Germans. The reader sees the fear, confusion, horror, and brutality of war through Woodys eyes. In a subplot involving Woody and his African American friend Marcus, the reader is also acquainted with the ugly segregation that was a daily fact of life during WWII. In this novel, Myers has done peace an inestimable service by showing so vividly what a truly terrible idea war is. Grades 9-12. --Michael Cart Praise for INVASIONMeyers has done peace an inestimable service by showing so vividly what a truly terrible idea war is.--BOOKLISTAn action-packed novel that will help young readers understand the brutality of war.--KIRKUS With the constant forward momentum of the soldiers, and the continuous battles they fight, this novel can be hard to read, but it is also hard to put down.--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALPraise for FALLEN ANGELS* "War-story fans will find enough action here, though it isn't glorified . . . Readers will be haunted." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review* "A riveting account of the Vietnam War." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review* "This gut-wrenching Vietnam War novel . . . breaks uncharted ground." -- BOOKLIST, starred reviewPraise for SUNRISE OVER FALLUJAH"Astonishing." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK

  3. REVIEW"Superb." -- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEPraise for THE GLORY FIELD* "This series of resonant stories shows how each generation comes of age by taking a stand against oppression. In his typically taut, economic prose, Myers illuminates shadowy corners of history." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review* "A stunning novel . . . a must read for absolutely everyone." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review