Bound To Stay Bound

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 Troubled peace
 Author: Elliott, Laura

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2009)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 289 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 307090 ISBN: 9780060744274
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Fiction
 Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

A young American pilot's return from war and struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sequel to Under A War-Torn Sky.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 132882
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 15.0   Quiz: 48337

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/09)
   School Library Journal (11/01/09)
   Booklist (09/01/09)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2009 In this sequel to Elliott’s acclaimed Under a War-Torn Sky (2001), it’s near the end of WWII. Nineteen-year-old bomber pilot hero Henry Forester is back home in Virginia, suffering from nightmares and starting at every loud noise. Many readers will recognize these symptoms as PTSD (then known as battle fatigue) and empathize with Henry’s need to go back to France and search for the young boy who jeopardized his own life helping Henry escape. Returning and new readers alike will find gasp-producing action, well-developed characters, and deep details about the privations war brings. Similar to The Book Thief (2006) and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2006). - Copyright 2009 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 11/01/2009 Gr 8 Up— Elliott's sequel to Under a War-Torn Sky (Hyperion, 2001) finds 19-year-old Henry home from World War II and troubled with nightmares of his battles and losses. He still loves Patsy, who will not marry him despite his declaration of love to her. He goes back to France to look for Pierre, a boy he remembers because of the loss that Henry may have caused him. Filled with historical references and images of war-torn Europe, the story will appeal to adventure lovers and history enthusiasts. The inclusion of French with some translations might turn slower readers off, but the plot moves along at a pace that will keep its audience's attention.—Richard J. Snyder, Inglewood Junior High School, Sammamish, WA - Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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