Grades 5 - 9
Grade level Equivalent: Not Available
Lexile® Measure: 1050L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Coming of Age
- World War II
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
Chris Lynch concludes his gritty, thoughtful, and critically acclaimed WWII fiction series, providing entirely new insight into "The Good War."
The US Marines Corps is home to some of the roughest, toughest combatants in World War II. Their courage and daring are legendary. And the best of the best, the boldest among them, are joining the Corps' elite new paratrooper combat unit. As Paramarines, they'll be expected to do everything a typical Marine does...and do it while skydiving.
Nick Nardini knows that he's destined to become a Paramarine. He also knows that he has to convince his best friend, Zachary Klecko, to sign up too. Nardini and Klecko used to be inseparable, ever since they met in kindergarten, but recently they've been drifting apart. Fighting in the same battalion, and jumping out of the same planes, seems to Nardini like a surefire way to restore their bond and come out of the war stronger than ever. The Axis powers, however, may have other ideas...
"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." — Kirkus Reviews