Under a War-Torn Sky

Under a War-Torn Sky

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A searingly emotional and action-packed account of a WWII pilot's struggle to make it home through enemy territory. Henry Forester is a 19-year-old farm boy far from home. Having joined the American Air Force as a bomber pilot, his plane is shot down on a mission to Germany, leaving him alone, injured and terrified in a dangerous land. Relying on the kindness of strangers and the cunning of the French Resistance, he struggles from town to town, wary of imminent danger at every step. Desperately hoping to end his journey alive and free, he comes to feel a deep respect and affection for the freedom fighters who risk their lives for him.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 299.38g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0746067313
  • 9780746067314
  • 1,076,406

Review quote

"It's packed with action, intrigue, and suspense, but this novel celebrates acts of kindness and heroism without glorifying war." Booklist"show more

About L. M. Elliot

L. M. Elliott is a talented and insightful new author, who has moved into fiction following 18 years of writing about young people's issues for the Washingtonian magazine. Under a War-Torn Sky, her first novel, was inspired by her father, and won Borders' 2001 Original Voices Award for Young Adult Literature. Author location: USAshow more

Rating details

2,218 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 40% (894)
4 35% (784)
3 18% (396)
2 4% (97)
1 2% (47)
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