The Long March Home by Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee // Review

My Review: 

A gripping novel of brotherhood and coming of age on the Bataan Death March. 

Jimmy Propfield is a young man stationed in the Philippines with his two best friends, Billy and Hank, when the US enters WWII. Together they fight for survival on the deadly march. 

A story of friendship and war, the book is told through the eyes of Jimmy as he endures unspeakable ordeals alongside his friends, while memories from back home give him a reason to make it home. The style of storytelling worked well for this particular story, infusing context into the complex characters relationships, and the memories were a welcome reprieve from the harder to read parts, and together it was amazing. I couldn't help but love the juxtaposed character that was Hank Wright, with his bravado, impulsive bravery, and loyalty to his friends in the most unimaginable situations where no one would have blames him if he'd acted selfishly. 

Overall, this was a powerful read with complex characters and masterful storytelling that captures the tension, and weight of their youth, as well as bright glimmers of hope in the darkest times. A tremendous story that you won't soon forget. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love to hear from you!