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The Blossom and the Firefly


The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved THE BLOSSOM AND THE FIREFLY!
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It’s the story of two young Japanese teens during WWII. Hana and the rest of her school friends have stopped going to school and instead help with the war effort. They worked in the fields and now they clean and cook for pilots who are about to die. Kamikaze pilots who believe that sacrificing themselves will save their families and their country. Taro is a violinist, turned pilot. He knows he’s going to die, yet in the last few days of his life, he meets a girl named Hana. And together they share the transformative power of music.
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I don’t think I’ve ever read a WWII book from the Japanese perspective and it was just as powerful and moving as THE BOOK THIEF. Hana and Taro were such beautifully human characters who were doing their best. Their story is both heartbreaking and hopeful; showing the horrors of war and the power of music.

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