Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor

Adam Pelko is a fourteen-year-old boy who has just moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, with his father, who is a navy officer aboard the U. S. S. Arizona, mother, and little sister. Early on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, he goes fishing with his school friends Davi, a boy of Japanese descent, and Martin, a Hawaiian boy, in Pearl Harbor. I will leave the reader to remember from history what occurred on that day at that location. What will happen to Adam? And, perhaps more importantly, what happened to his father? Parents may want to know there are a few instances of swearing and taking the Lord’s name in vain, other references to cursing, and some instances of drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco. Otherwise, this is a very interesting coming of age story of historical fiction for young people set at the beginning of America’s entry into World War II. There is a sequel entitled A Boy No More.

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