Review: MY BROTHER SAM IS DEAD by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

my brother sam is deadSue reviewed My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier for the 2013 American Revolution Challenge.  Here’s an excerpt:

Evidently this is a frequently banned book because of the gratuitous language and violent war themes. I think it should be banned because it’s not very well-written and its anti-war theme is so unsubtle it practically bludgeons the reader over the head. Repeatedly. The book is meant to convince us that war is bad and affects innocent civilians in all sorts of brutal ways. While this is true, the narrator, Timmy, has a hard time convincing us.

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