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The Way of a Boy: A Memoir of Java Paperback – 10 Apr 1995

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
a truly great book 1 Mar. 2001
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i am 16 years old and read this book for the first time last year. i truly enjoyed reading the book. i am not into books which have a difficult plot or a lot of long words but anyone can undersatnd this book. i cant imagine what the boy would have went through and had to keep on reminding myself that this actually happened. i definitely do not think that this book is given the credit in which it is worth. reading the book makes you realise what a good life you have compared to what the boy went through. so go out and read the book now. p.s. have a box of tissues ready!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Must Read! 2 Jun. 2008
By 2Lips - Published on
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When I was a very little girl, we lived in Indonesia and were in Japanese concentration camps during WWII.
I was interested in reading this book, because my brother was taken away at 11 and sent to a men's camp all by himself. I wanted to know what he had gone through.
This book will tell you a little of what we all went through in those years. It is written from a young boys view point and that was helpful to keep it less of a heavy read.
I think very few people know how many of us suffered hunger and illness in POW camps under the Japanese. It is history and hopefully we won't have to re-live this.
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Memories of WWII 20 Sept. 2012
By El Critico - Published on
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A real account of Dutch citizens in Java (Indonesia when it was a Dutch colony) and the atrocities suffered by Dutch families who were forced into concentration camps by the Japenese.

Not a master literary account but told in a simple straight forward manner. Its a tale written by someone that lived through this period and survived. It is a memoir to many who survived and the not so fortunate who perished.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
innocence 15 Mar. 2000
By eugene kunishi - Published on
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The story is beyond an ugliness of human nature.How any one dare to challenge "How about Hiroshima ?" The boy is above all these and almost religius. The Japanese Emperor and the Governmentaologized for the undue cruelities inflickted on the internees, but the most interesting thing is that they did no do so to their own people who were victims themselves under the Japanese Military systems.
Normal is constant change 17 Mar. 2013
By Ann H. Orr - Published on
Format: Paperback
The narrator tells the story through the eyes of the boy he was. This is more than another concentration camp setting and more than a coming of age story. This person is touched by forces of which he has no knowledge. I yearn to know the afterword. What his life evolved into and how his experiences shaped him as an adult. This book is well worth reading.
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