The Always War

The Always War

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In a war-torn future United States, fifteen-year-old Tessa, her childhood friend Gideon, now a traumatized military hero, and Dek, a streetwise orphan, enter enemy territory and discover the shocking truth about a war that began more than seventy-five years earlier.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416995265
1416995269
Branch Call Number: PZ7.H1164 Aiw 2011
HADDIX M
Haddix, M
Characteristics: 197 p. ; 22 cm

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afzalupal Jul 04, 2014

Awsome book!

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sirigusdal
Oct 05, 2013

This book was really good, It wasn't predictable which is awesome, but i thought that the story ended much to quickly. It seemed really rushed at the end, in my opinion there could have at least been one more chapter. But still its a super awesome read!

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ninjaruner931
Aug 19, 2013

best book ever i finnished it in one day i just keapt reading and reading best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you have to read it

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SabaNT
May 04, 2013

The Always War was a really easy read. I have not read the work of this author before so my experience with the story will be different from fans of her other work. I thought the story resembled a Star Trek episode where the "war" was a computerized fake war and people were selected to die in fake war attacks. This was similar. The characters were defined and developed although I really did not like Gideon. He truly was cowardly in nature but when he had to step up to a challenge he did. I liked...more The Always War was a really easy read. I have not read the work of this author before so my experience with the story will be different from fans of her other work. I thought the story resembled a Star Trek episode where the "war" was a computerized fake war and people were selected to die in fake war attacks. This was similar. The characters were defined and developed although I really did not like Gideon. He truly was cowardly in nature but when he had to step up to a challenge he did. I liked Tessa, I think her character was by far the most developed. Her character is the only one that actually grows throughout the story. She goes from being a girl who does not feel like she will ever amount to anything, to recognizing her potential and going with it. The story was a bit predictable in that I knew from when they landed their ship and found a forest instead of military base that the "war" was somehow fake. The best part of the book was actually the last few chapters when things where in full motion and the truth was finally discovered. I would recommend this as a great for tweens and reluctant readers as it is short and filled with lots of action packed scenes. It was a nice change to see a story focus on the action rather than a 'budding romance' between kids.

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coled_girl
Jan 11, 2013

I'm in the middle of this book and am totally loving it. Margaret Peterson Haddix has written thee best books ever! I guess she knows what kids/preteens like to read these days.

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PSMP0005997157
Aug 14, 2012

THIS BOOK ROCKS! U HAVE TO READ IT ALSO MY FABORITE SERIES EVER IS ALSO BY THIS AUTHOR ITS THE SHADOW CHILDREN SERIES IT RULES! the shadow series is about a boy named luke who is a third child in a world where u are not aloud to have more then 2 children! the rule was made by the population police who rule the goverment and hunt down the shadow children like luke! the shadow children series is a must read along with the hidden series, also by this author and this book!

hoodpeters Jan 15, 2012

she's a favorite author at my school. This is for an older audience.

schen9 Jan 10, 2012

I liked the plot, but I wish the characters and descriptions had been a bit more fully developed. This read more like a short story than a novel to me.

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donnaleezy
Jan 04, 2012

Enjoyable and a quick read.
Interesting plot twist

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phuong_nguyen00
Aug 12, 2011

Wow, sounds interesting, wonder when it will get publicly known?
Better spread the news...

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PSMP0005997157
Nov 15, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: my best friend on taco tuesday when we find out they ran out of tacos...its truly very intense

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PSMP0005997157
Nov 15, 2012

Sexual Content: i am major rapist and enjoy touching children of any age

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PSMP0005997157
Nov 15, 2012

Violence: everyone dies

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PSMP0005997157
Nov 15, 2012

Other: i have nothing to say to u

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Nov 15, 2012

PSMP0005997157 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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kidangel Aug 20, 2014

this book is about a girl named Tessa.who is at a town ceremony for a local war hero named Gideon, who is receiving the Nation's highest military award, The Medal Of Honor. During the ceremony Gideon refuses to accept the award. He says he didn't earn it and that he's a coward. He then runs off. Tessa is suspicious about why Gideon didn't accept the award and wanted to find the truth. so Tessa follows him and somehow ends up on a plane with Gideon. as a pilot.and a copilot named Dek. They fly to the largest enemy territory. they are in a fierce battle as they fight squadrons of fighter planes. during their battle,Gideon tells them about his time when he was in the war.They end up making an emergency landing in Shargo, a military base in the enemy territory. There they refuel the plane and fly back to friendly territory.During the flight Tessa ends up finding the truth Gideon has been hiding. The truth is that the war started seventy five years earlier. The people of the town didn't know that the war was going on for so long;

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PSMP0005997157
Nov 15, 2012

fuck ya to hell mon

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