Purple Hearts (Front Lines #3)

Purple Hearts (Front Lines #3)

New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes the gritty and powerful conclusion to the Front Line series and evokes the brutal truth of World War II: War is hell. An epic tale of historical reimagining, perfect for fans of Code Name Verity and Salt to the Sea. Courage, sacrifice, and fear have lead Rio, Frangie, and Rainy through front-line battles in North Afr New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes the gritty and powerful conclusion to the Front Line serie...

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Title:Purple Hearts (Front Lines #3)
Author:Michael Grant
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Purple Hearts
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:576 pages pages

Purple Hearts (Front Lines #3) Reviews

  • Teresa
    Mar 08, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

  • Skip
    Jun 06, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

  • Chelsey
    Feb 11, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

    Incredible I am speechless after finishing this book. It consumed my whole day as I was unable to turn away until the book was done. Grant has succeeded in creating an intriguing, action-packed, and emotional novel yet again, allowing us to follow these soldier girls until the end....

    This is the final book in a 3 book trilogy. In an alternate view of history, the follows three young women who enlist in the military during WWII and fight in the infantry. They joined as girls, but after fighting in Italy, Sicily, North Africa, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, they ...

    What great book to end the front lines series. Micheal Grant is doesn?t hide anything when it comes through the horrors of war. Also his research into the soldiers experience in the war is on point as I can relate many of these scenes to Band of Brothers, Call of Duty 1-2, the film F...

    Great ending to a great series. Warning, this book covers D-Day, the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, and the Allied discovery of Buchenwald and Dachau. People die, horrors are witnessed, and nothing is glossed over. ...

    This was dark and gritty and disturbing. The characters were just as interesting in this installment. I liked Rainy and her story more than the others in this book. Also, I'm glad that I was right about the narrator, and I liked that character a lot too. The ending was wonderful; it wa...

    The way the end trailed off and doesn?t let us get really understand how much of an effect the girls of had on the postwar world did bother me, so from any other writer I might?ve given 4.5, but these books are just so well written that it?s hard to do so ...

  • Shelley
    Mar 29, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

  • Robert
    Feb 10, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

  • Brett Van Gaasbeek
    Apr 05, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

  • Iain
    Mar 02, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

  • Wisty
    May 16, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

  • Randi
    Feb 03, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

  • Hazel
    Oct 24, 2017

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 15, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

  • Katelynn
    Feb 25, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

  • Shannon
    Jun 14, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

  • Kebin Torres
    Mar 17, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

    Incredible I am speechless after finishing this book. It consumed my whole day as I was unable to turn away until the book was done. Grant has succeeded in creating an intriguing, action-packed, and emotional novel yet again, allowing us to follow these soldier girls until the end....

    This is the final book in a 3 book trilogy. In an alternate view of history, the follows three young women who enlist in the military during WWII and fight in the infantry. They joined as girls, but after fighting in Italy, Sicily, North Africa, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, they ...

    What great book to end the front lines series. Micheal Grant is doesn?t hide anything when it comes through the horrors of war. Also his research into the soldiers experience in the war is on point as I can relate many of these scenes to Band of Brothers, Call of Duty 1-2, the film F...

  • Hannah
    Feb 05, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Nov 07, 2017

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

  • Hannah
    Feb 01, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

  • Lara
    Mar 18, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

    Incredible I am speechless after finishing this book. It consumed my whole day as I was unable to turn away until the book was done. Grant has succeeded in creating an intriguing, action-packed, and emotional novel yet again, allowing us to follow these soldier girls until the end....

    This is the final book in a 3 book trilogy. In an alternate view of history, the follows three young women who enlist in the military during WWII and fight in the infantry. They joined as girls, but after fighting in Italy, Sicily, North Africa, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, they ...

    What great book to end the front lines series. Micheal Grant is doesn?t hide anything when it comes through the horrors of war. Also his research into the soldiers experience in the war is on point as I can relate many of these scenes to Band of Brothers, Call of Duty 1-2, the film F...

    Great ending to a great series. Warning, this book covers D-Day, the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, and the Allied discovery of Buchenwald and Dachau. People die, horrors are witnessed, and nothing is glossed over. ...

  • Colleen
    Feb 19, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

  • Meg
    Feb 26, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

    Incredible I am speechless after finishing this book. It consumed my whole day as I was unable to turn away until the book was done. Grant has succeeded in creating an intriguing, action-packed, and emotional novel yet again, allowing us to follow these soldier girls until the end....

    This is the final book in a 3 book trilogy. In an alternate view of history, the follows three young women who enlist in the military during WWII and fight in the infantry. They joined as girls, but after fighting in Italy, Sicily, North Africa, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, they ...

    What great book to end the front lines series. Micheal Grant is doesn?t hide anything when it comes through the horrors of war. Also his research into the soldiers experience in the war is on point as I can relate many of these scenes to Band of Brothers, Call of Duty 1-2, the film F...

    Great ending to a great series. Warning, this book covers D-Day, the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, and the Allied discovery of Buchenwald and Dachau. People die, horrors are witnessed, and nothing is glossed over. ...

    This was dark and gritty and disturbing. The characters were just as interesting in this installment. I liked Rainy and her story more than the others in this book. Also, I'm glad that I was right about the narrator, and I liked that character a lot too. The ending was wonderful; it wa...

    The way the end trailed off and doesn?t let us get really understand how much of an effect the girls of had on the postwar world did bother me, so from any other writer I might?ve given 4.5, but these books are just so well written that it?s hard to do so ...

    I absolutely loved the whole trilogy! I particularly loved how Grant really wrapped up the story in such a way that you felt closure with each of the characters. My only complaint was how incredibly American they all were, but in particular, Purple Hearts. WWII was hardly won solely by...

  • Leah Orange
    Feb 27, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

  • Leah
    Mar 08, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

    Incredible I am speechless after finishing this book. It consumed my whole day as I was unable to turn away until the book was done. Grant has succeeded in creating an intriguing, action-packed, and emotional novel yet again, allowing us to follow these soldier girls until the end....

    This is the final book in a 3 book trilogy. In an alternate view of history, the follows three young women who enlist in the military during WWII and fight in the infantry. They joined as girls, but after fighting in Italy, Sicily, North Africa, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, they ...

    What great book to end the front lines series. Micheal Grant is doesn?t hide anything when it comes through the horrors of war. Also his research into the soldiers experience in the war is on point as I can relate many of these scenes to Band of Brothers, Call of Duty 1-2, the film F...

    Great ending to a great series. Warning, this book covers D-Day, the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, and the Allied discovery of Buchenwald and Dachau. People die, horrors are witnessed, and nothing is glossed over. ...

    This was dark and gritty and disturbing. The characters were just as interesting in this installment. I liked Rainy and her story more than the others in this book. Also, I'm glad that I was right about the narrator, and I liked that character a lot too. The ending was wonderful; it wa...

  • Rebecca Politzer
    May 09, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

  • Book Gannet
    Feb 14, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

  • Maia Moore
    Feb 16, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

  • Karen Barber
    Nov 05, 2017

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

  • Grace MacLellan
    Jan 30, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

    Incredible I am speechless after finishing this book. It consumed my whole day as I was unable to turn away until the book was done. Grant has succeeded in creating an intriguing, action-packed, and emotional novel yet again, allowing us to follow these soldier girls until the end....

  • Peggy White
    Feb 13, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    This trilogy is absolutely heart wrenching and incredible. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading this book. While I?ve read a lot about WWII, Grant includes so much in these books that I had never heard about before: Hürtgen, Sicily, Kasserine, Salerno, etc. The c...

    Wow. This book is brutal. A weird thing has happened since I had a baby. Scenes in books, movies, etc. where a child is hurt or killed or a parent with kids begs for their life and mentions their kids make me feel incredibly ill. There's a lot of that in this book. I had to frequently ...

    The perfect ending to one of the best series I've ever read. Well written, multi-dimensional characters in gut wrenching situations. I loved the addition of the thought provoking ending and how it tied in to what we're currently experiencing in our world today. About as realistic portr...

    Soldier Girls part iii As the author notes, the events from D Day to VE Day are much more widely known than those tnat form the background to the first two books in this series. For this reason, I found the settings problematic, even jarring. Despite this, the experiences of the sol...

    Incredible I am speechless after finishing this book. It consumed my whole day as I was unable to turn away until the book was done. Grant has succeeded in creating an intriguing, action-packed, and emotional novel yet again, allowing us to follow these soldier girls until the end....

    This is the final book in a 3 book trilogy. In an alternate view of history, the follows three young women who enlist in the military during WWII and fight in the infantry. They joined as girls, but after fighting in Italy, Sicily, North Africa, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, they ...

  • Lexi Beller
    Mar 14, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

  • Nancy
    Feb 12, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...