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A top secret mission needs volunteers. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States joined World War II. And soon after that, young pilots were recruited fro a very secret - and very dangerous - raid on Japan. No one in the armed forced had done anything like this raid before, and none of the volunteers expected to escape with their lives. But this was a war A top secret mission needs volunteers. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States joined World War II. And soon after that, young pilots were recruited fro a very secret - and very dangerous - raid on Japan. No one in the armed forced had done anything like this raid before, and none of the volunteers expected to escape with their lives. But this was a war unlike any other before, which called for creative thinking as well as bravery.


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A top secret mission needs volunteers. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States joined World War II. And soon after that, young pilots were recruited fro a very secret - and very dangerous - raid on Japan. No one in the armed forced had done anything like this raid before, and none of the volunteers expected to escape with their lives. But this was a war A top secret mission needs volunteers. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States joined World War II. And soon after that, young pilots were recruited fro a very secret - and very dangerous - raid on Japan. No one in the armed forced had done anything like this raid before, and none of the volunteers expected to escape with their lives. But this was a war unlike any other before, which called for creative thinking as well as bravery.

30 review for Raid of No Return

  1. 4 out of 5

    Diz

    I've read all of the Hazardous Tales books, and I feel that this is the weakest entry so far. First, none of the characters really stand out. Perhaps it is because they are all wearing similar uniforms, but it's harder to keep track of all the names of the characters when compared with other Hazardous Tales books. A little more variety in the character designs would help make that a little easier. Second, the story doesn't really show what happens on the ground in a bombing raid. That kind of de I've read all of the Hazardous Tales books, and I feel that this is the weakest entry so far. First, none of the characters really stand out. Perhaps it is because they are all wearing similar uniforms, but it's harder to keep track of all the names of the characters when compared with other Hazardous Tales books. A little more variety in the character designs would help make that a little easier. Second, the story doesn't really show what happens on the ground in a bombing raid. That kind of depersonalizes the action in this book, and makes the story feel a little more one-sided than the other Hazardous Tales books. Overall, it is still a good book. It's just not as good as the other entries in this series.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    So, I actually teared up quite a bit at the end of this. As Hale points out (both Nathan Hale the narrator and Nathan Hale the author) it would be too hard to cover all of Word War II in one book. There are entire libraries devoted to it. And so he takes on just one mission: the Doolittle raid that followed Pearl Harbor. We hear so much about Pearl Harbor, and how it was the tipping point that put America into the war, but very rarely do people talk about what happened after. Hale covers it here So, I actually teared up quite a bit at the end of this. As Hale points out (both Nathan Hale the narrator and Nathan Hale the author) it would be too hard to cover all of Word War II in one book. There are entire libraries devoted to it. And so he takes on just one mission: the Doolittle raid that followed Pearl Harbor. We hear so much about Pearl Harbor, and how it was the tipping point that put America into the war, but very rarely do people talk about what happened after. Hale covers it here in his usual style, succinct and respectful, yet humorous as well. This is an excellent addition to his wonderful series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Another fabulous entry in this historical graphic novel series! My son is really into WWII planes because of the video game WarThunder, so he especially enjoyed it. But the rest of the family liked it too!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Cross=posted from the reviewer's personal goodreads account Hale, Nathan Raid of No Return : A World War II Tale GRAPHIC NOVEL. Amulet Books, 2017, $12.99. Language: PG (2 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (War injuries). On December 7, 1941 the Japanese Navy attacked American ships at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, beginning the American involvement in World War II. It was a sneak attack, and happened before Japan officially declared War. So, by February 1942, the United States had planned a Cross=posted from the reviewer's personal goodreads account Hale, Nathan Raid of No Return : A World War II Tale GRAPHIC NOVEL. Amulet Books, 2017, $12.99. Language: PG (2 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (War injuries). On December 7, 1941 the Japanese Navy attacked American ships at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, beginning the American involvement in World War II. It was a sneak attack, and happened before Japan officially declared War. So, by February 1942, the United States had planned a sneak attack of their own- Bomb Tokyo. Navy Colonel - and stunt pilot - Jimmy Doolittle took over the training of a group of Army Air Corps bomber pilots for a raid on Japan. This super secret mission was nearly impossible to pull off, and the most dangerous assignment any of these 80 crew members would ever undertake. This action packed graphic novel tells the story of the Doolittle Raid, from the training, through the bombings and the aftermath, it is the perfect way to learn this story. We see the attack from the perspective of each bomber and we learn of the fate of the crew members. I cried at the end. It’s a story of WWII that shouldn’t be forgotten. Well done Nathan Hale. MS - ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2018...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    This series makes me feel embarrassed about the huge gaps in my knowledge of American History -- here, regarding the high-risk, top-secret mission to retaliate for the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Powerful story of ingenuity, sacrifice, and bravery that doesn't shy away from the brutal consequences and destruction of war. With such a heavy subject, some of the humor feels a bit out of place, but as in previous books in the series, I'm impressed with the author's level of research (as demonst This series makes me feel embarrassed about the huge gaps in my knowledge of American History -- here, regarding the high-risk, top-secret mission to retaliate for the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Powerful story of ingenuity, sacrifice, and bravery that doesn't shy away from the brutal consequences and destruction of war. With such a heavy subject, some of the humor feels a bit out of place, but as in previous books in the series, I'm impressed with the author's level of research (as demonstrated by the bibliography, notes, and photos at the end) for the sake of historical and visual accuracy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David

    4.5 I just love this series and I am anxious for more to be published. There is so much information packed in this book and it honestly always seems to exceed my expectations. I cannot imagine living during World War II and witnessing all of the pain caused by the war. There were so many brave men and women in the world who did heroic things, big and small, all throughout the war. The Doolittle Raid is an incredible story and the author did a solid job of introducing the events surrounding Pearl 4.5 I just love this series and I am anxious for more to be published. There is so much information packed in this book and it honestly always seems to exceed my expectations. I cannot imagine living during World War II and witnessing all of the pain caused by the war. There were so many brave men and women in the world who did heroic things, big and small, all throughout the war. The Doolittle Raid is an incredible story and the author did a solid job of introducing the events surrounding Pearl Harbor as well.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    As with his other books in the Hazardous Tales series, Nathan Hale takes an historical event and turns it into a graphic novel. While the event is nonfiction, there is no way to know exactly what was said by what person when, so it's been fictionalized. But these stories are very compelling and a great way to get young readers interested in history. This tale focuses on a mission to avenge the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It's intention was to make the Japanese people nervous about the mili As with his other books in the Hazardous Tales series, Nathan Hale takes an historical event and turns it into a graphic novel. While the event is nonfiction, there is no way to know exactly what was said by what person when, so it's been fictionalized. But these stories are very compelling and a great way to get young readers interested in history. This tale focuses on a mission to avenge the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It's intention was to make the Japanese people nervous about the military's ability to protect them. The mission was audacious in the extreme. And the pilots and crews recruited to fly the bombers knew going in that the chances were good they wouldn't make it home. But they chose to go anyway. Hale does a great job of showing the challenges of the mission and the courage of those involved. This is another great book in a fabulous series.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    It took me awhile to get into this one, but at some point I realized I was totally hooked and was going to read all of the rest of it in one sitting, thank you very much! And I did! One thing I really love about this series is how Hale really brings to life the individuals involved, and just...little events that are interesting that get lost in accounts that have a much broader focus. And of course, the humor. Others apparently think this is one of the weaker books so far, but I disagree, and I It took me awhile to get into this one, but at some point I realized I was totally hooked and was going to read all of the rest of it in one sitting, thank you very much! And I did! One thing I really love about this series is how Hale really brings to life the individuals involved, and just...little events that are interesting that get lost in accounts that have a much broader focus. And of course, the humor. Others apparently think this is one of the weaker books so far, but I disagree, and I think it's actually one of my favorites. So there!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Leonardo Gomez

    One of my least favorite books are historic fiction. This book, however, kept me reading till the very end. The story is emotional, and you are kept hooked into what happens next. Humor is put in to keep the reader amused from time to time. This book doesn't disappoint the other entries in the series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kami

    - I'm a Hazardous Tales fan, and this is now one of my favorites in the series. - The story and characters were a little more serious, and I really appreciated that. I enjoy the silliness, but it can get too silly sometimes. - I didn't know about this mission to Japan. I really enjoy learning new things about history, and I like that Nathan Hale tells history in fun ways.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Mangler

    A student recommended this book to me, and I can see why he loved it. I did not. It was okay, but I never became invested in the story of Doolittle's Raid, which is quite a fascinating story. And I struggled to really get to know the pilots enough to care about their fates. It was very difficult for me to keep them straight. This was informative but underwhelming.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Machaia

    Excellent as always, but, wow, did this have a ton of storylines! I admire Nathan Hale's bravery in tackling a story with this many diverging characters, and by in large, he was successful! I was engrossed, and as soon as I finished, I went to find out more about these amazing folks in our history!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Another spectacular history graphic novel from Nathan Hale. This one covers the 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which US bombers targeted Tokyo after Pearl Harbor. As usual, it made me want to know more.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ann Withers [jo]

    A little harder to follow but the quality is still excellent.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Francis S. Poesy

    I very much wish these books were around when I was a kid reading historical non-fiction. Hale combines history, humor, and ripping adventure with each and every volume and this one does not disappoint. I can see history-phobes eating this volume up just for the humor and action/suspense while young history nerds pour over each page picking out every minor historical detail.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Matthew McGarity

    I dig this series, but this was probably the weakest in the series. Narrative was all over the place and there was zero characterization.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Graphic novel about Doolittle's raid on Japan.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Becky B

    Nathan Hale and his fellow narrating sidekicks are back for another hazardous tale from history. This time Nathan Hale tells them about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and one of the responses, the first American raid to bomb Japan. Not my favorite Nathan Hale Hazardous Tale, but that doesn't mean it was bad. I just love the ones that make me laugh more. WWII is just a very serious topic, especially when the focus is a raid that seemed doomed to end in the death of the participants, and thus Nathan Hale and his fellow narrating sidekicks are back for another hazardous tale from history. This time Nathan Hale tells them about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and one of the responses, the first American raid to bomb Japan. Not my favorite Nathan Hale Hazardous Tale, but that doesn't mean it was bad. I just love the ones that make me laugh more. WWII is just a very serious topic, especially when the focus is a raid that seemed doomed to end in the death of the participants, and thus this is a little more serious than some of the other Hazardous Tales. Hale does an amazingly detailed job of relating the history (he lists names of ALL the naval vessels in the major raids on BOTH sides...I can't imagine how much research digging that took). He also tells the story from both the Japanese side and American side for the Attack on Pearl Harbor. (Which I appreciate as I work at a school with both Japanese and American students.) And then he tells how the mission played out for each of the 16 planes involved in the raid on Japan. A fantastic retelling of history, and he helps readers get a picture of just how huge and tragic WWII was. Recommended for classes studying WWII. Notes on content: No swearing that I remember. No sexual content. Lots of war violence, soldiers killed in some raids are named and their photo taken before the raid is illustrated. Some injuries are depicted on page, but Hale keeps the gore to a minimum. He also mercifully doesn't relate what soldiers put through torture endured. He just says they had a horrible experience.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dakota Morgan

    If some librarian out there is wondering, "How do I get boys to read?" give them any book from the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series - especially this latest World War II tale of high stakes and derring-do. Not having heard the story of the Tokyo raid before, I was 100% riveted by Hale's well-documented history. His illustrations are crisp and evocative as ever and the Greek chorus of narrators provides a welcome proxy for the reader. Hale has a wonderful way of getting the story straight whil If some librarian out there is wondering, "How do I get boys to read?" give them any book from the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series - especially this latest World War II tale of high stakes and derring-do. Not having heard the story of the Tokyo raid before, I was 100% riveted by Hale's well-documented history. His illustrations are crisp and evocative as ever and the Greek chorus of narrators provides a welcome proxy for the reader. Hale has a wonderful way of getting the story straight while also providing small details that nod at how history is reflected in our modern world. Hale doesn't glaze over gruesome details (the "Hazardous Tales" moniker is apt) or tragedy. History was a bit on his side here, as the raid was a relative triumph, but it's still good to see a bit of dark reality in a youth-focused history book. Hale also doesn't shy away from showing how the Japanese viewed this raid or how helpful the Chinese resistance was in assuring our boys made it home. This is crucial stuff to include in what is a fairly truncated tale - it reminds readers that our American viewpoint isn't always the only viewpoint. I would drop anything to read a new entry in the Hazard Tales series and this tale is no exception. I'd dare say it's the best tale yet.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    On December 7, 1941 the Japanese Navy attacked American ships at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, beginning the American involvement in World War II. It was a sneak attack, and happened before Japan officially declared War. So, by February 1942, the United States had planned a sneak attack of their own- Bomb Tokyo. Navy Colonel - and stunt pilot - Jimmy Doolittle took over the training of a group of Army Air Corps bomber pilots for a raid on Japan. This super secret mission was nearly impossible to pull off On December 7, 1941 the Japanese Navy attacked American ships at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, beginning the American involvement in World War II. It was a sneak attack, and happened before Japan officially declared War. So, by February 1942, the United States had planned a sneak attack of their own- Bomb Tokyo. Navy Colonel - and stunt pilot - Jimmy Doolittle took over the training of a group of Army Air Corps bomber pilots for a raid on Japan. This super secret mission was nearly impossible to pull off, and the most dangerous assignment any of these 80 crew members would ever undertake. This action packed graphic novel tells the story of the Doolittle Raid, from the training, through the bombings and the aftermath, it is the perfect way to learn this story. We see the attack from the perspective of each bomber and we learn of the fate of the crew members. I cried at the end. It’s a story of WWII that shouldn’t be forgotten. Well done Nathan Hale. Cross posted to http://kissthebook.blogspot.com CHECK IT OUT!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This is the first of Nathan Hale's hazardous tales that I've read. When preparing for a visit to the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi, TX, I did a quick subject search at my library for "aircraft carrier" and this was one of the matches. While the USS Lexington is only briefly mentioned (as being ABSENT from Pearl Harbor during the bombing) I felt like this book gave me excellent context for my visit and a greater appreciation of what aircraft carriers and all the other boats This is the first of Nathan Hale's hazardous tales that I've read. When preparing for a visit to the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi, TX, I did a quick subject search at my library for "aircraft carrier" and this was one of the matches. While the USS Lexington is only briefly mentioned (as being ABSENT from Pearl Harbor during the bombing) I felt like this book gave me excellent context for my visit and a greater appreciation of what aircraft carriers and all the other boats/ships were used for. I was originally hoping to read this aloud to my 7 year old but instead gave him the highlights version afterwards as it seemed too complex and serious for him. Overall I loved Nathan Hale's retelling of this incredible string of events. It was very approachable and I feel empowered by my new knowledge about the events and circumstances that led the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor. I now want to read the other hazardous tales in order to resurrect other historical knowledge that is lurking in the back of my brain from middle school and high school.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    My middle school book club loves this series, as do I. I think they are a perfect way to share history, teach concepts, while entertaining and drawing in reluctant readers. I particularly like the spreads on 20-21 and 22-23 that show the layout of Pearl Harbor and the US casualties. I've been to PH several times but this was such a clear, concise way to show the extent of the damage, yet wasn't wrought with as much sadness as the museum. (view spoiler)[Amazing that one of the pilots was still al My middle school book club loves this series, as do I. I think they are a perfect way to share history, teach concepts, while entertaining and drawing in reluctant readers. I particularly like the spreads on 20-21 and 22-23 that show the layout of Pearl Harbor and the US casualties. I've been to PH several times but this was such a clear, concise way to show the extent of the damage, yet wasn't wrought with as much sadness as the museum. (view spoiler)[Amazing that one of the pilots was still alive at age 101 when the book was written. (hide spoiler)] I think I liked the first two I read (Donner & Big Bad Ironclad) better than this one. However I like that he references a few of the past books (Big Bad Ironclad and Treaties, Trenches... ) 2018 Staff Challenge-About or inspired by news/real world events (Doolittle Raid during World War II)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Eliza

    GRAPHIC NOVEL, HISTORICAL -REQUIRED Nathan Hale's constant characters provide comedic commentary as he shows readers one of the heroic tales of World War 2. The graphic novel is a great format for a story like this, as it provides readers with visual representation to help the explanations about warfare. Building off of one group's mission in the war gives readers specific information, which plays out well in Hale's graphics. Having the omniscient character Nathan Hale narrate, gives the story di GRAPHIC NOVEL, HISTORICAL -REQUIRED Nathan Hale's constant characters provide comedic commentary as he shows readers one of the heroic tales of World War 2. The graphic novel is a great format for a story like this, as it provides readers with visual representation to help the explanations about warfare. Building off of one group's mission in the war gives readers specific information, which plays out well in Hale's graphics. Having the omniscient character Nathan Hale narrate, gives the story direction and explanation without breaking the action. The gory details of war are somewhat diluted by the action, and these scenes are accepted into the normal story of things. I was a little surprised by the level of gore that was stated outright, but it was handled pretty well inside the setting. Young adults of all ages.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anoush

    Yes, I am historically oblivious. I had never heard of this raid before (at least, I have no recollection of hearing of this raid). I think the graphic aspect of this book was great. It's very striking to be able to see the layout of Pearl Harbor and then see the ships that were lost or damaged. I enjoyed the speculation of what individual soldiers were thinking or feeling in these experiences, from the Japanese dishonorably bombing the US to members of Doolittle's Raiders desperately wanting to Yes, I am historically oblivious. I had never heard of this raid before (at least, I have no recollection of hearing of this raid). I think the graphic aspect of this book was great. It's very striking to be able to see the layout of Pearl Harbor and then see the ships that were lost or damaged. I enjoyed the speculation of what individual soldiers were thinking or feeling in these experiences, from the Japanese dishonorably bombing the US to members of Doolittle's Raiders desperately wanting to go out and fight on a trip that was likely a one-way death wish. This took longer for me to read than a typical graphic novel. It is textually dense and heavy material. The content of this book was enough to get my wild imagination going and I definitely was very emotional finishing this book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kellee Moye

    The Hazardous Tales series is the series I use when kids say that nonfiction is boring AND when teachers say that graphic novels aren’t complex because this series, and this book, is complex, interesting, well crafted, funny, and just everything you’d want from any book, much less a nonfiction graphic novel. And I am so happy to have a World War II Tale because so many students ask for it, and this is a new story for me, so I know it’ll be new for my students as well. Also, I think this specific The Hazardous Tales series is the series I use when kids say that nonfiction is boring AND when teachers say that graphic novels aren’t complex because this series, and this book, is complex, interesting, well crafted, funny, and just everything you’d want from any book, much less a nonfiction graphic novel. And I am so happy to have a World War II Tale because so many students ask for it, and this is a new story for me, so I know it’ll be new for my students as well. Also, I think this specific mission will lead to many discussions because the idea of volunteering for a deadly mission is something that so many of my students struggle to understand because it isn’t something that they need to even consider, so to look at these men’s decision-making and willingness to fight for their country. Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Erin Violi

    Nathan Hale does a wonderful job at retelling the story that started World War II. The graphic novel details about the secret mission that began the end of Imperial Japan. The book follows the planes and the pilots of The Doolittle Raid. The narrator is funny and explains the details of the mission and how the United States got involved in World War II. 1. Why did Japan bomb Pearl Harbor? 2. If you would have been captured as a pilot, what would you have done? 3. What was the most exciting part Nathan Hale does a wonderful job at retelling the story that started World War II. The graphic novel details about the secret mission that began the end of Imperial Japan. The book follows the planes and the pilots of The Doolittle Raid. The narrator is funny and explains the details of the mission and how the United States got involved in World War II. 1. Why did Japan bomb Pearl Harbor? 2. If you would have been captured as a pilot, what would you have done? 3. What was the most exciting part of the story? Why? 4. If you could ask the pilots any question about their mission, what would it be? 5. Do you thin Japan was justified in bombing Pearl Harbor? Hale, N. (2017). Raid of No Return: A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid. New York: Amulet Books.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Soobie's scared

    Well, I'd say this one is one of the weakest volumes of this series. I couldn't get into the story, I couldn't tell all the characters apart... It's like there was no soul in it! In addition, I guess I have to say that I didn't know squat about the Doolittle mission. I'd never heard of the guy before reading this book and it was a bit difficult to follow the main story line. And it was all military stuff: how the planes got ready, how the pilots learnt to fly them, what happened after the raid, w Well, I'd say this one is one of the weakest volumes of this series. I couldn't get into the story, I couldn't tell all the characters apart... It's like there was no soul in it! In addition, I guess I have to say that I didn't know squat about the Doolittle mission. I'd never heard of the guy before reading this book and it was a bit difficult to follow the main story line. And it was all military stuff: how the planes got ready, how the pilots learnt to fly them, what happened after the raid, when all the planes had not enough fuel to fly back to free China. I really like the last part with the raiders' globets. I'll read Nathan Hale's next book, even if I didn't like this one very much.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jennybeast

    I like the detailed history that these books represent, even as I am a little uncomfortable with the subject and the very American viewpoint. Don't get me wrong, the Very American Viewpoint is EXACTLY what was going on in this country during WWII, especially after Pearl Harbor, so I think it's appropriate, I'm just uncomfortable. I also think the author does an excellent job trying to look at the events in the book from both a Japanese and an American perspective, but it's a really complex subje I like the detailed history that these books represent, even as I am a little uncomfortable with the subject and the very American viewpoint. Don't get me wrong, the Very American Viewpoint is EXACTLY what was going on in this country during WWII, especially after Pearl Harbor, so I think it's appropriate, I'm just uncomfortable. I also think the author does an excellent job trying to look at the events in the book from both a Japanese and an American perspective, but it's a really complex subject. anyway.... great history, very focused on a particular bombing run and what it took to get there and the aftermath. Super appealing to boy history or adventure fans, really complicated story well told.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mrs. Shaundell Smith

    Raid of No Return is Nathan Hale's seventh graphic novel dealing with history. I learned so much about this important bombing trip to Japan that occurred before the dropping of the atomic bombs, which ended the war. A movie was made about this event, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo and a display was created for the courageous men who served on this mission. Graphic novels are always so interesting to me because the artists have to re-create the details in the pictures. I find myself getting so caught up i Raid of No Return is Nathan Hale's seventh graphic novel dealing with history. I learned so much about this important bombing trip to Japan that occurred before the dropping of the atomic bombs, which ended the war. A movie was made about this event, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo and a display was created for the courageous men who served on this mission. Graphic novels are always so interesting to me because the artists have to re-create the details in the pictures. I find myself getting so caught up in the reading that I often forget to look at the pictures. Nathan Hale is one talented illustrator and writer! A Sand Ridge Battle of the Books book 2018.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    3.5. The story of Jimmy Doolittle's Raiders, the raid and the aftermath. Despite being a time period I adore and a story I am less familiar with, this book didn't feel as good as the others. It seemed very broad--I know there were a lot of Raiders, but no men stood out at all. I don't think we even learned their names until a handful of them died, and those deaths meant less because we only got their names then. It was very shooty-shooty bang bang, and kept my attention, but it does seem like th 3.5. The story of Jimmy Doolittle's Raiders, the raid and the aftermath. Despite being a time period I adore and a story I am less familiar with, this book didn't feel as good as the others. It seemed very broad--I know there were a lot of Raiders, but no men stood out at all. I don't think we even learned their names until a handful of them died, and those deaths meant less because we only got their names then. It was very shooty-shooty bang bang, and kept my attention, but it does seem like there were far fewer nuances than I expect from this series. I'm not used to feeling disappointed by these books, but I am this time. Still looking forward to wherever they take us next, though.

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