The War Outside

The War Outside

A novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal. It's 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado--until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a "family inte A novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal. It's 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the P...

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Title:The War Outside
Author:Monica Hesse
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0316316695
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The War Outside Reviews

  • Librariann
    Sep 18, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

  • Kelly Hager
    Sep 29, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

  • Kelly Long
    Aug 23, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

  • Victoria
    Sep 14, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Sep 16, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

  • Shoshanna
    Oct 03, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

  • Melissa
    Jun 29, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

  • Sarah
    Jul 30, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

    This was okay. I really wanted to like it more than I did. More thoughts to come ...

    9/28/18: My full review for The War Outside can be found here on Fangirl Fury: https://fangirlfury.com/2018/09/28/fa... 8/4/18:Easily a new favorite historical fiction book, 2018 favorite, and completely solidified Monica Hesse as one of my favorite authors. The War Outside is a st...

    "This book is for those two missing placards. For all the kinds of stories that get lost. For all the things that get overgrown by weeds, or overgrown by layers of history." Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read, and Hesse's Girl in the Blue Coat was phenomenal. War World ...

    I'd rate more as 3.75 stars. I received an ARC from TheNovl for an honest review. The War Outside is a historical fiction set in 1944 during WWII in Crystal City, Texas- an internment camp meant for "enemy aliens" and the only one with both Japanese and German-descent internees....

    Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with a copy of the e- arc for review. All opinions are my own. I loved The Girl in the Blue Coat, Hesse's previous entry in the teen historical fiction genre so I was very excited to see that this book was coming this fall. I was even more inter...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Jul 04, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

  • Annette
    Sep 12, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

  • Jessica
    Jul 16, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

  • Amy
    May 10, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

  • Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks)
    Oct 10, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

  • Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
    Jun 27, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

  • Sophie
    Jul 10, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

    This was okay. I really wanted to like it more than I did. More thoughts to come ...

  • Jane
    Sep 26, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

  • The Blonde Bookworm
    Jul 18, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

  • Haley • Fangirl Fury •
    Aug 04, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

    This was okay. I really wanted to like it more than I did. More thoughts to come ...

    9/28/18: My full review for The War Outside can be found here on Fangirl Fury: https://fangirlfury.com/2018/09/28/fa... 8/4/18:Easily a new favorite historical fiction book, 2018 favorite, and completely solidified Monica Hesse as one of my favorite authors. The War Outside is a st...

  • Daphne
    Jul 22, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

    This was okay. I really wanted to like it more than I did. More thoughts to come ...

    9/28/18: My full review for The War Outside can be found here on Fangirl Fury: https://fangirlfury.com/2018/09/28/fa... 8/4/18:Easily a new favorite historical fiction book, 2018 favorite, and completely solidified Monica Hesse as one of my favorite authors. The War Outside is a st...

    "This book is for those two missing placards. For all the kinds of stories that get lost. For all the things that get overgrown by weeds, or overgrown by layers of history." Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read, and Hesse's Girl in the Blue Coat was phenomenal. War World ...

    I'd rate more as 3.75 stars. I received an ARC from TheNovl for an honest review. The War Outside is a historical fiction set in 1944 during WWII in Crystal City, Texas- an internment camp meant for "enemy aliens" and the only one with both Japanese and German-descent internees....

  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    Aug 27, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

    This was okay. I really wanted to like it more than I did. More thoughts to come ...

    9/28/18: My full review for The War Outside can be found here on Fangirl Fury: https://fangirlfury.com/2018/09/28/fa... 8/4/18:Easily a new favorite historical fiction book, 2018 favorite, and completely solidified Monica Hesse as one of my favorite authors. The War Outside is a st...

    "This book is for those two missing placards. For all the kinds of stories that get lost. For all the things that get overgrown by weeds, or overgrown by layers of history." Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read, and Hesse's Girl in the Blue Coat was phenomenal. War World ...

    I'd rate more as 3.75 stars. I received an ARC from TheNovl for an honest review. The War Outside is a historical fiction set in 1944 during WWII in Crystal City, Texas- an internment camp meant for "enemy aliens" and the only one with both Japanese and German-descent internees....

    Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with a copy of the e- arc for review. All opinions are my own. I loved The Girl in the Blue Coat, Hesse's previous entry in the teen historical fiction genre so I was very excited to see that this book was coming this fall. I was even more inter...

    Thank you to The Novl and Little Brown Young Readers #Partner for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars. I love Historical Fiction, and I love H.F. written about turmoil, friendship, love, and ...

  • Paige Green
    Jul 23, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

  • Nicole(Newbookcats)
    Jul 20, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

  • madeline h. ✶ (semi hiatus)
    Jul 11, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

  • Christina
    Jul 24, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    Jul 05, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

  • Emmi Rose  (emmirosereads)
    Jul 03, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

  • Lauren Sapp
    Oct 01, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

    This was okay. I really wanted to like it more than I did. More thoughts to come ...

    9/28/18: My full review for The War Outside can be found here on Fangirl Fury: https://fangirlfury.com/2018/09/28/fa... 8/4/18:Easily a new favorite historical fiction book, 2018 favorite, and completely solidified Monica Hesse as one of my favorite authors. The War Outside is a st...

    "This book is for those two missing placards. For all the kinds of stories that get lost. For all the things that get overgrown by weeds, or overgrown by layers of history." Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read, and Hesse's Girl in the Blue Coat was phenomenal. War World ...

  • Nèngath
    Sep 30, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...

    I received an ARC from @thenovl in exchange for an honest review. I don't read many historical fiction but this book was remarkable. There was so much emotion written into this book. As I read Margot and Harukos story I couldn't put it down. Two teens that come from opposite sides ...

    My emotions are shredded. I'm currently lacking the ability to convey how much I loved this and how it burrowed into my heart. This will be tough to recover from. FRTC ------------ Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... **I received an ARC f...

    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a fantastic historical fiction read that highlighted a dark part of US History and did so with grace and intensity. While it focuses on the inter...

    This was okay. I really wanted to like it more than I did. More thoughts to come ...

    9/28/18: My full review for The War Outside can be found here on Fangirl Fury: https://fangirlfury.com/2018/09/28/fa... 8/4/18:Easily a new favorite historical fiction book, 2018 favorite, and completely solidified Monica Hesse as one of my favorite authors. The War Outside is a st...

    "This book is for those two missing placards. For all the kinds of stories that get lost. For all the things that get overgrown by weeds, or overgrown by layers of history." Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read, and Hesse's Girl in the Blue Coat was phenomenal. War World ...

    I'd rate more as 3.75 stars. I received an ARC from TheNovl for an honest review. The War Outside is a historical fiction set in 1944 during WWII in Crystal City, Texas- an internment camp meant for "enemy aliens" and the only one with both Japanese and German-descent internees....

    Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with a copy of the e- arc for review. All opinions are my own. I loved The Girl in the Blue Coat, Hesse's previous entry in the teen historical fiction genre so I was very excited to see that this book was coming this fall. I was even more inter...

    Thank you to The Novl and Little Brown Young Readers #Partner for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars. I love Historical Fiction, and I love H.F. written about turmoil, friendship, love, and ...

    WARNING : HANDS DOWN, ONE OF THE BEST YA BOOK OF 2018 This book is about how war affected the Japanese and German people living in the United States. If you don't know that thousand of them were arrested and placed in camps, it's high time you read this story, nothing of that tragedy ...

  • Danny Kown
    Sep 05, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

  • SamanthaL
    Sep 14, 2018

    I received an ARC of this book for free from TheNovl in exchange for an honest review. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. Last month I read a different YA novel about German American internment and was beyond disappointed by it. When I saw that TheNovl ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW First things first... I believe this is a book everyone should read and absorb. I think it should be on every school reading list. While it is fiction, it's based on enough fact that will catapult the reader back in time to a h...

    i've decided to change my rating for this to a solid 3 stars. the more i think about this book, the more i realize how mediocre it was for me?? it didn't stick in my mind afterwards, and i don't feel very strongly about it, even about the things i thought i liked. The War Outside is...

    I loved the premise, and parts of this novel felt all too relevant to our current politician climate (you know, since we?re once again holding families and children in camps in the US, which is...fucked up). But The War Outside never went far enough for me. So much of this stayed sur...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL/Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5/5 The War Outside is a heartbreaking historical fiction that highlights one of the darkest times in US history. It tells t...

    It's August 1944 when Haruko Tanaka, 17, her sister Toshiko, 12, and her mother have just arrived at the Crystal City Internment Camp, in Texas to join their father. They haven't seen Ichiro Tanaka, in five months, not since the government came and removed him from their home, accusing...

    Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for a review "I don't want you to ever forget where you are. You are a prisoner here. I don't care if you have a new friend, or if there's a school newspaper, or if there are books in the new library, or if there are c...

    Ages 11+ All of a sudden I am on a huge historical fiction kick, especially World War II historical fiction. I know, so out of character. So when I saw this ARC up on Edelweiss, I thought I'd give it a click. Apparently, the author has written two other really popular books? (I am S...

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from TheNovl! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, bombs, war, prejudice, Nazism, and consequences) Pages: 336 Author Website Amazon Link Synopsis: It's 1...

    "Horror grows out of humanity. If you are paying attention, it always starts small. We all tell the versions we wish were true." ????? First, this book means a lot to me. I am not Japanese nor am I German. My family comes from Italy and a couple Eastern European cou...

    The War Outside is a unique, compelling story about life during WWII that has never been told. Margot and Haruko have been uprooted from their lives along with their families. WWII is raging, and these families have been taken to a Family Internment Camp in Texas because their fathe...

    This is an incredibly powerful book about a part of the country's history that is generally glossed over. As most of us know, there were internment camps during World War II for Japanese-American residents. What you may not know (I didn't) is that some citizens of German descent were a...

    Scary, sad, sweet, I feel like I use these descriptions all the time. I have never read a YA fiction book about the internment camps before. This book follows two young women who develop a strong friendship (and maybe more?) over the course of their time in the camp. It's impossible...

    Not 100% set on my rating on the book. Not my favorite WWII book... it just felt lacking... I couldn't connect with the characters and felt like they annoyed me sometimes. The concept was interesting, and I do like how everything wrapped itself up in the end, but the most part I'm n...

    I absolutely adored this book!! And I genuinely didn't expect to love this as much as I did - I read a book by this author before and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this one. This completely blew my expectations away!! It is masterfully written! World War II is certainly an er...

    I read an ARC copy of this book. 3.5? rounded up. ...

    Title: The War Outside Author: Monica Hesse Pages: 336 Publishing: September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl...

    Sixteen year old Margot is living in Iowa in 1944. Since her family is German, they are accused of being an enemy of the state and sent to a family internment camp in Crystal City, Texas that houses both the Germans and Japanese. She worries about her mom who is several months pregnant...

    I absolutely loved this book, and was hooked from the moment I read it. The deterioration of Haruko and Margot?s short lived friendship absolutely broke my heart, and I was hoping for a happy ending, but they?ll never see each other again. Huge praise to Monica Hesse for writing su...

    This book was really really really really really good. You get to see how the internment camps change the characters as well as the dynamic of life inside the camps. I enjoyed this book more than girl in the blue coat which was also written by Monica Hesse. Similar to the girl in the b...