Lovely War

Ages: 12 and upPublisher: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers Author: Julie Berry

$18.99

From the Publisher: They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it’s no match for the transcendent power of Love.

 

Kemie Nix—who always has her hand on the pulse of a great read— says: “While the love stories are the substance of the book, the Greek gods give it an original premise. Julie Berry’s historical fiction is a fascinating and compelling read. “

Kemie Nix ©2019 Parents’ Choice

Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children’s Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents’ Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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