John Okada’s No-No Boy is the story of Ichiro Yamada, a young Japanese-American man who comes of age during World War II. He and his family are forced into a Japanese internment camp for two years, after which Ichiro is ironically drafted to serve…
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 25 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Every year, in the Republic of East Asia, one 3rd-year Junior High class, made up of 15-year olds, is selected at random to participate in…
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