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Girl at War

Girl at War

  • Title: Girl at War
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  • ISBN : 9780812996340
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


Zagreb, summer of 1991 Ten year old Ana Juri is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatia s capital with her best friend, Luka, takes care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills When tragedy suddenly strikes, Ana is lost Zagreb, summer of 1991 Ten year old Ana Juri is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatia s capital with her best friend, Luka, takes care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills When tragedy suddenly strikes, Ana is lost to a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival.Ten years later Ana is a college student in New York She s been hiding her past from her boyfriend, her friends, and most especially herself Haunted by the events that forever changed her family, she returns alone to Croatia, where she must rediscover the place that was once her home and search for the ghosts of those she s lost


Author Sara Novi

Sara Novi is author of the novel GIRL AT WAR, Random House , an American Library Association award winner that s available in 13 languages AMERICA IS IMMIGRANTS, new, illustrated nonfiction, is coming in 2019 She lives in Philadelphia You can visit her on the web at




Girl at War Reviews (31)

  • In America I d learned quickly what it was okay to talk about and what I should keep to myself It s terrible what happened there, people would say when I let slip my home country and explained that it was the one next to Bosnia They d heard about Bosnia the Olympics had been there in 84.this [..]

  • Their musings about how and why people stayed in a country under such terrible conditions were what I hated most I knew it was ignorance, not insight that prompted these questions They asked because they hadn t smelled the air raid smoke or the scent of singed flesh on their own balconies they [..]

  • The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes Serbian or Croatian asked the grumpy kiosk clerk, and the world of ten year old Ana Juric in the Zagreb summer of 1991 changed forever From the slogans and air raids and simple childhood war games imitating the ever worsening, ever [..]

  • Of course we want to go back Of course we re going home HomeWhere is this home when the land where you ve spent all your life is about to witness violence, desolation, and death Where is this home when the people you ve known as neighbours and friends are now considered enemies Where is thi [..]

  • Wow This book really packs a punch and takes you by surprise Girl at War tells the story of Ana Juri , who when the story begins is 10 years old, without a care in the world, running around the streets of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia The story is told in told in four parts When Anna is 10 and war [..]

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