Dear America:The Fences Between Us
The Diary Of Piper Davis
Seattle, Washington 1941
by Kirby Larson
Romance:Piper's sister gets married.She is a boy at schools"girl" for a while.He turns out to not be that great.Her friend Betty's brother likes her, but they keep it as just friends.She suspects something between Betty and her brother.A friend that Piper's brother met in Hawaii writes to them telling about how he likes a girl in collage up to when he proposes.
Violence:Several people call them just to start yelling at them for being nice to Japanese.They're called jap lovers.Someone stands outside their house and buys it just to get at them because of the Japanese.
Language:None.It mentions that Piper's Dad curses and that some people curse them.
What I Thought:I really liked this one! I usually like these books a lot, but this one I really liked!It is up in the top 5 Dear Americas.It really drew you in with all of the sorrow and unfairness of how the Japanese were treated. It is written like a diary and that is one of the ways it is unique.I really like the characters too.Another thing that is good about these books is that sometimes some of the people were real!They also give a epilogue.
Rating & Age: 4 stars. 13 up.