Sonny's War

Sonny s War After her father dies fourteen year old Corin needs her brother Sonny than ever Sonny is quiet but he s a great listener and Cory knows where she can always find him in the garage working on his

  • Title: Sonny's War
  • Author: Valerie Hobbs
  • ISBN: 9780374371364
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After her father dies, fourteen year old Corin needs her brother, Sonny, than ever Sonny is quiet but he s a great listener, and Cory knows where she can always find him in the garage, working on his car Life isn t so bad as long as Sonny is around But thousands of miles from the sleepy little town of Ojala, California, where all the kids can think about is partyAfter her father dies, fourteen year old Corin needs her brother, Sonny, than ever Sonny is quiet but he s a great listener, and Cory knows where she can always find him in the garage, working on his car Life isn t so bad as long as Sonny is around But thousands of miles from the sleepy little town of Ojala, California, where all the kids can think about is partying and racing, a war is going on, and Sonny is just the right age to be drafted When Sonny tells Cory he s going to Vietnam, she is devastated What are she and her mom supposed to do while he s gone What if he doesn t come back at all The new substitute history teacher is the only one who seems to understand Cory has never met anybody like Lawrence He s young, he s handsome, and he s passionately against the war that took her brother away As Cory turns to Lawrence for the comfort Sonny once gave, she finds herself wanting much than Lawrence could ever provide In her latest novel, Valerie Hobbs eloquently depicts the feelings of loss, betrayal, and love felt by a young woman amid the confusion and excitement of the 1960s.

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    1. I read the book Sonny's War by Valerie Hobbs, it is a Vietnam book. This book deals with the Vietnam and it explains in the first few chapter about what you have to do and how you get in the Vietnam. There are also some exclusions that u can get out of going to the Vietnam. In this case there dad had died. There was a lot of detail going right into the book and all through out. It painted a lot of pictures in my head it showed me it didn't tell me. I like how the book could relate to a lot of pe [...]

    2. Sonny's War by Valerie Hobbs. Sonny's war is a historical fiction and realistic fiction. The subject in this book is how Sonny's little sister Corin has to face that fact that her brother is going to war. I would recommend this book to middle school students and young adults. Sonny's war is a great and a interesting book.SummarizationWhen Corin finds out her dad dies she is devastated. She's only 14 years old and now she depends on her brother to be there for her. Sonny has always been a good br [...]

    3. Hobbs paints a raw picture of a war that no one wanted to fight or fight in. Cory's family goes through many transitions, starting with the death of her father, then the deployment of her older brother, Sonny. She is left then to live with her mother who's having a hard go of reopening the restaurant that they ran, while keeping it together without worrying about her son. But the most poignant part is not Cory's infatuation with her hippie history teacher, instead it is the last few pages when S [...]

    4. After the death of her beloved father, fourteen-year-old Corin relies on her brother Sonny for compassion and support, but when Sonny is drafted for the war in Vietnam, Corin is devastated and turns to her new substitute history teacher for comfort, in a dramatic novel of love, loss, and betrayal set in the turbulent 1960s.

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