Solomon Goodreads Author. Desperate forworse. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Along the Broken Bay , please sign up. I am totally not getting drawn into this story after a few chapters. Does the writing get better? It has such good reviews, overall. Frankie J. Greer Did you actually read the book? Have you read Winds of War? There are many books written about WW 2 but not many personalized as this one regarding …more Did you actually read the book?
There are many books written about WW 2 but not many personalized as this one regarding civilians in the Philippines. Is there some basis of truth in this? Janet The author says that while the characters are fictional, she based them on actual people's stories that lived in the Philipines during the war. See all 5 questions about Along the Broken Bay…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Along the Broken Bay. Jun 02, Christine-Marie Dixon rated it did not like it. Colonialist claptrap.
I couldn't finish this book because of the paternalistic and problematic view of the Philippines. The characters are written with the assumption that they are white--odd for a book that takes place in the Philippines.
Don't worry about being able to tell the Filipino characters apart from the white characters, though, because they're all caricatures with dark skin and black hair who speak in broken English and are mocked for continuing to follow some of the indigenous tradi Colonialist claptrap. Don't worry about being able to tell the Filipino characters apart from the white characters, though, because they're all caricatures with dark skin and black hair who speak in broken English and are mocked for continuing to follow some of the indigenous traditions that colonizers failed to wipe out.
Notice how a Filipina describes her countrymen: "Concentration of enemy civilians has been going on My houseboy was delirious. He stopped to pick up a stone but I stopped him. Those Americans. They are too kind. They do not know. An enemy must be to the end an enemy! He babied the car like it was his own. You want the top down? View all 18 comments. Jun 17, Fred Shaw rated it it was amazing.
All Americans, soldiers and civilians, were taken prisoner. Some American families were imprisoned or they escaped into the mountains to hide from the enemy. Many of us know of the Bataan march and the atrocities inflicted on our men and women. This is the story of a family and soldiers who through guerrilla tactics fought back.
This is the second historical fiction by Flora Simpson about this particular area of After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in , Japan invaded and occupied the Phillipines. According to the author, the story was developed based on written experiences by those who were there. I thought the novel was unique in its theme and was extremely well written. Character development was extraordinary.
The protagonist, a woman whose heroic deeds helped her own family and those soldiers fighting with the resistance. Highly recommended. View all 20 comments. Jun 04, Cindy rated it really liked it Shelves: e-books. Living a priveledged life with cooks, maids, and nannies prior to the occupation, she and other resident Americans quickly learn to live with less than nothing as they escape to the mountains to stay hidden from the Japanese.
I appreciate the disclaimer at the start of the book regarding the use of racial slurs. I understood as I read the book that as offensive as some of the language may be, these were the words that were used at that time, historically accurate.
I enjoyed this book - a fresh view of WWII in an abundance of novels recently published focusing specifically on the action in Germany and Europe. The descriptive writing painted pictures, allowing me to clearly see and experience the story. There were moments I could hear the monkeys screaming in the trees, feel the fear as the enemy passed by.
This is the first book I've read by this author, but will definitely read more. Jul 08, Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it. The book gets off to a slow start, with too much description and character background that could wait to be incorporated into the narrative later on in the story.
It soon picks up and rattles along at a fair pace right up until the end. It is most certainly a roller-coaster of action and emotions.
We love you. Gr 9 Up —What happens when an undocumented immigrant gets caught? Family and school dynamics are spot-on as authority figures range from completely clueless to vitally aware. Readers need to be comfortable with a suspension of disbelief and accept unexplained backstories. As two murders take place within the first few days of Lupe's arrival, she becomes increasingly concerned for her missing cousin Izzy and suspects that the cases are related.
In fact, roller-coaster is very apt. If you think about it, that ride takes you slowly to the top of the first climb and then dives and twists and turns and it makes your head and body spin. You scream The book gets off to a slow start, with too much description and character background that could wait to be incorporated into the narrative later on in the story.
You scream, you laugh, you cry. This book will do all of that to you. The author has obviously done a lot of research for this book.
She has done as I always advise people who want to write who ask me, "What is your top tip for potential writers? The result is very authentic and believable.
Once you are into the third of fourth chapter, you will find this book difficult to put down. It is skillfully written. I always wanted to know what would happen next. The end of a chapter was definitely NOT the time to switch off my bedside light. Your emotions will be stirred, right up to the end. I highly recommend this book to all my friends. Apr 26, Jeff Siebold rated it it was amazing. I was given an Advance Reader copy of this book. Excellent read. Flora writes with a sharp eye for detail.