Lost in the War
Thunder and lightning pierce the nighttime sky. Then a scream … Twelve-year-old Lisa Grey jumps out of bed and runs down the hall to her mother’s room.
It’s difficult enough to deal with school – her first dance, her first crush, and studying the war that took away her father – without worrying about her mother’s nightmares, which are becoming more frequent and more disturbing. Though the war’s been over for years, memories of Vietnam are still haunting her mother. Will she ever find peace so they can be a family again?
“A vivid and disturbing look at the effects of the Vietnam conflict on both its survivors and those who love them.” Kirkus
“Readers who know little about the Vietnam War and its effects on Americans will find a moving introduction in this sober family drama.” Publisher’s Weekly
“After so much about the political protests, blood and gore of Vietnam, Antle’s Lost in the War is a refreshing yet heart-wrenching look at the repercussions on the children of Vietnam veterans.” Kliatt
“This is a heartbreaking story with a heart-lifting ending. Recommended for anyone interested in history.” Children’s Literature
"Antle's evocative story brings new life to a war many students today consider ancient history and nudges to the forefront a group of courageous women whose dedication too long went unnoticed." The Denver Post
SELECTOR'S CHOICE, NCSS-CBC.
A BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR/BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION.
SOCIETY OF LIBRARIANS INTERNATIONAL, HONOR BOOK
Nominated for these reader awards:
MARK TWAIN AWARD (MISSOURI)
SOUTH CAROLINA YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARD
NEBRASKA GOLDEN SOWER YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARD
WESTERN AUSTRALIA YOUNG READER'S BOOK AWARD