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War -- What is it good for?

War affects everybody. Read one of these fiction books that explore how war effects people, both those fighting and those living through it.


Tomorrow, when the war began
Tomorrow, when the war began

Upon returning home from a camping trip, a group of teenagers find their houses empty, their pets abandoned and their families missing. After discovering that their country has been invaded and everyone captured, they have a decision to make: surrender or fight.


How I live now
How I live now

Daisy was enjoying a peaceful vacation in England until a bomb went off in London, setting off a chain of events that put the whole world at war.


Johnny got his gun
Johnny got his gun

Terribly wounded in World War I, a recovering American soldier comes to the horrifying realization that he is armless, legless and faceless.


Pride of Baghdad
Pride of Baghdad

Based on a true event, this graphic novel tells the story of four lions who find freedom after escaping from the Baghdad zoo during the U.S. attack on Iraq in 2003.


The book thief
The book thief

Narrated by Death himself, this is the tail of Liesel Meminger, a girl who secretly rescues books from destruction at the hand of the Nazis. Liesel also harbors another secret: her family is hiding a Jewish prize fighter in the basement, an offense punishable by death.