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TFK Reads: Allies


Allies, by Alan Gratz, is a work of historical fiction. It pieces together the perspectives of several characters to tell the story of D-Day. On that day, in 1944, one of the most important military invasions in history happened.

Allies is one of TFK’s recommended books from 2019. After we made our picks, we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters. Here, TFK Kid Reporter Jack Doane shares his review.

We’ll be posting more book reviews throughout winter break. Check back on Monday to read about The Big Book of Monsters, by Hal Johnson.

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Allies is a work of historical fiction that takes place during World War II. Author Alan Gratz centers the story on a group of six characters. They are all involved with the D-Day invasion, which took place on June 6, 1944. On this day, Allied forces fought to free Europe from the Nazis. It was the largest military invasion in history.

The six characters involved in the invasion include a young soldier, a paratrooper, a spy working to sabotage the German army, a tank operator, and a medic. They come from different parts of the world. But they all play an important role in the invasion and must try their best to succeed.

I would rate Allies a 9 out of 10. The characters are extremely realistic, and readers can see themselves reflected in them. The reader feels every little victory against the Nazis, and is constantly cheering the characters on. Allies is an emotional roller coaster that kids will enjoy.