I Had Seen Castles

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Harcourt, Oct 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 97 pages
30 Reviews
John Dante is seventeen when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and he wants to fight for his country. Then he falls in love with Ginny Burton, who is against all war, and his beliefs are suddenly and unexpectedly questioned. But rather than be judged a traitor or a coward, he enlists. "Rylant's story is heartbreaking in its honesty; her controlled, elegant prose lends poignancy to the story's emotional depth. A love story, a coming-of-age tale, a book with a passionate anti-war message, I Had Seen Castles is not to be missed."--Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - Carissa - Goodreads

I read this book for the first time about 13 years ago. It holds up quite well. It moved me just as much as the first time I read it. There are a lot of novels written that take place during the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

This ia a great fiction book about a boy going off to war and coming home a lost man. I was very touched by such a humble book. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

CYNTHIA RYLANTis the acclaimed author of more than eighty books for young people, and her novelMissing Mayreceived the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.