Front Lines

Front Lines

Book - 2016
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Perfect for fans of The Book Thief and Code Name Verity, New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes an epic, genre-bending, and transformative new series that reimagines World War II with female soldiers fighting on the front lines.

World War II, 1942. A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. The unproven American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled, the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

Three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and aspirations, at the start of their lives, at the start of their loves. Each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honor her sister; Frangie needs money for her family; Rainy wants to kill Germans. For the first time they leave behind their homes and families--to go to war.

These three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, they will discover the roles that define them on the front lines. They will fight the greatest war the world has ever known.

Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062342157
Branch Call Number: YA GRA
Characteristics: xv, 548 p. ;,22 cm


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OPL_KrisC Nov 27, 2018

An action-packed alternative history book for teens about what would happen if women were allowed to fight in World War II.

Dec 28, 2017

Front Lines, was my seventh Michael Grant book; rated good reading. I loved his Gone Novel books starting with ‘Gone’ (published in 2008). Doctor-at-Bass! T. Adams.

Nov 11, 2017

So heart-wrenchingly real. The alternate history seems so real, it couldn't possibly not have been! The struggles, dangers, terrors, and horrors of girls in a war are impeccably accurate, making anyone cringe and shiver. All the girls are so strong and independent, they make perfect soldiers. If you liked Michael Grant's Gone series and if you are interested in World War ll, this book is for you.

It's World War II and the United States has issued a law that both men and women are now eligible for the draft. This is the story of several brave and unique women who join the fight for their own reasons.

This book was addictive. Unfortunately for me it has a sequel "Silver Stars" and it doesn't seem to end there. I couldn't put it down and I even liked it enough to go on to book two. I have to admit that I am completely hooked!

The story is told from multiple perspectives. First you have a mysterious narrator who knows all three girls. She introduces the story and moves you through points of time in the three main characters' service. Then you have the perspectives of Rio, who enlists at the age of 17 after her sister dies in the Navy. She and her best friend Jenou will end up fighting in a unit with both women and men. Frangie is African American and enlists to use her income to support her family. She longs to be a doctor, and ends up as a medic. Finally their is Rainy, who is Jewish, and longs to make the Germans pay for what they are doing to her people. She ends up in Military Intelligence because of her skills with languages.

I didn't expect myself to like this book as much as I did. I honestly couldn't put it down. VERY GOOD!

Apr 12, 2017

I enjoyed this novel and I feel like it portrayed the war accurately from the points of view of both infantry and women who fought. This book is definitely going to be one I read many times.

ArapahoeStaff1 Feb 14, 2017

I was very pleased that Michael Grant brought strong women to the forefront of this WWII alternate history novel. I also appreciate that one of the girls is African American and one is Jewish. The diversity is wonderful, and I can't deny myself a good war story.

KHCPL_Wagner Dec 16, 2016

An alternate history of World War II in which females are eligible for the draft, this novel follows three young women who enlist in the military.

Jul 12, 2016

This book was great!

Mar 03, 2016

This is an alternate history book about world war two; the premise is what would happen if females fought alongside males. I enjoyed the setting and characters. This entire book felt very vivid, and once it got started it was a great page-turner. It is told through three different perspecitves, which felt jarring occasionally when they would forget about one of the narrators for about 75 pages. The only error, as far as I could tell, was the use of the word "hack" in a way that wasn't consistent with the time when it took place. See this new yorker article for more on "hack":

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OPL_KrisC Nov 27, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Nov 11, 2017

BudgiesNbooks thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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