A very good addition...,
This review is from: Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (Dear America (Reissues)) (Hardcover)
Amber Billows and her family follow their father wherever he goes, be it Washington D.C.,Boston, San Francisco or...Hawaii. Amber hates moving- just for once, she wants to start school in September, like everyone else. However, her father is a reporter, and he has to go where he's sent, so the whole family pack up their home in Washington and head for Hawaii.
Amber begins to adapt to life in Hawaii, but soon, something terrible happens, so unexpected that it seems like nothing in this tenjiku, (heavenly place) will ever be the same again...
I read this book all in one sitting, and after I finsihed it, I wasn't very impressed. However, as I review it a year later, I've decided that I do think its a good book. It is very short, which is my only real complaint.
I was especially interested in how it talked about the predudice against the Japanese residents of Oahu after the bombing, something which, when I first read the book, I'd heard very little about. I also liked how Amber was new to the island, which gave the story a bit more plot, such as a new house, new friends and a new life, as opposed to someone who was living on the island and described the events, therefore just making it a purely "Pearl Harbor book".
Overall, I feel that while I initially thought it to be boring and short, I now am glad to own Early Sunday Morning, because I think its well written and has a solid plot to be linked with the Pearl Harbor catastophe.
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