The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins : a World War II soldier
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Crookston Public Library||J Mye (Text)||33500007498785||Main||Available||-|
|Roseau Public Library||j MYE (Text)||35500003091723||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0439050138
140 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 1999.
|Summary, etc.:||A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 June 1999
Gr. 5^-8. Writing in May_ 1944, 17-year-old Collins has no inkling of the massive military offensive he is about to take part in. Myers captures nicely the shift from the fraternity and the boredom of life on the base to the terror and confusion of D-Day. The action and imagery are explicit but not exploitative as Collins survives the landing and pushes on through subsequent battles and skirmishes to secure the town of St. Lo, which is now little more than a pile of rubble topped by the ruins of Notre Dame. Myers' believable portrayal of Collins as a political naif may surprise readers who know far more about World War II than the soldier caught in its midst. The least successful elements here are the handful of letters to relatives and a girlfriend back home. They barely suggest a home life for Collins and don't reveal much of an inner life either. Though it doesn't dig beneath the surface of D-Day events, this My Name Is America series book is still an emotional read that should easily find an audience. ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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