Review: LAST DAYS OF SUMMER by Steve Kluger

Lorri from Jew Wishes read Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger, which counts toward the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s a little of what she had to say about the novel:

I found the format of the book interesting, and thought it worked well. The story is told through letters, report cards, newspaper articles, notes, telegrams, baseball statistics, posters, and other forms of written and visual communication. It is a unique way to tell a story, and in this case, a wonderful structure in which to detail events that occurred during World War II. The newspaper articles encapsulate major moments of the war, and moments of Charlie’s baseball career.

Within the pages the reader is given a look at life in 1940s Brooklyn, including the prevalence of gangs and their leader bullies, and how they interact within the Jewish community. Religious prejudice reigns strong throughout the story, yet that prejudice is the glue that holds the friendship between Joey and Charlie together.

Read the complete review here.

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