Monday, January 18, 2010

TOS Crew Review: Bertie's War from Kregel Publishing

As a part of the TOS Crew, I was sent a copy of Bertie's War by Barbara Tifft Blakey to review. The book is historical fiction which takes place in 1962. It's about a young girl named Bertie whose adolescence takes place at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Throughout the book, you follow the twists and turns of her life as she struggles with her dad's rules, her sister who teases her and her naughty brother. By the end of the book, Bertie learns a valuable character lesson which helps her to confront her fears.

The book is printed by Kregel Publications and retails for $7.99.

This book would be a great read for late middle school through high school to enhance modern history. It gives the reader a glimpse into what life was like during the period of national panic that was the Cuban Missile Crisis. The character lessons in the book could provide great discussion for your adolescents.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Hi, this is Barbara Blakey, the author of Bertie's War. Thank you for your clear, concise review of my book. Bertie's War is my first attempt at fiction and I've been eager to see what readers think. Again, thank you.