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“this book is about a young Navajo child you is forced to attend a military boot camp to serve as a Navajo code talker in the u.s. army. This book describes the heart of the battle in a fight to take the Japanese controlled Islands of the pacific. When he hears of the suicide bombing and the...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Code Talker Joseph Bruchac
“Eh.... this book was OKAY.. but it didn't really get me interested in the book.. i would recommend this book to a guy that likes war!”Kaitlin Schafer wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Code Talker Joseph Bruchac
America at times has had a very short memory, especially when it comes to bigotry, in just 150 years we went from having blacks as slaves to a black president. In just 10 short years Ned Begay went from being shipped to boarding school to learn english and forget his native Navajo. By the time he was 16 he was enlisted in the marines as a code talker to help the war efforts near Japan. He was required to speak code that was forwarded to the military personell so the Japanese could not intercept the commands. Using this system thousands of Americans lives were saved and significantly helped the war effort.
I did not particularly enjoy this book despite my interest in history. It lacked the suspense and action that a war story should include.
I would recommend this book to teenage history buffs.
“I love Joseph Bruchac. He really brings this little known experience of war to life.”Ayrie Joyce wrote this review Thursday, April 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Having just visited a WWII museum in New Orleans, I noticed there was no mention of code talkers. Until I read this book, I didn't understand why that was. While this is a YA historical fiction book, it contained a great deal of accurate historical data but not so much that it would read like a history book. Great read!”Sherilyn W wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Code Talker is a historical fiction novel of World War II told in the eyes of a Navajo Indian code talker. Ned Begay, the main character, was sent to go to boarding school for his Navajo family to gain knowledge about the "white-man's ways" only to find a bunch of hairy men telling him his culture is worthless.
Ned was losing hope that his native language would ever be put to use again until the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, and America declared war on Japan. America was recruiting marines and special jobs for Navajo Indians, and Ned signed up. He has to face the hardships and excitements of war.
“I think the book, Code Talker, is a fascinating story about the recently found code talkers. Code talkers are people who send and receive a message in code. In this book the Japanese cracked every code the Americans had. So they turned to the hard to learn Navajo language. The book is through a Code Talker by the name of Kii Yazhi. Later in the book his name is changed to Ned. Ned is the first in his Navajo family to go to school. He is smart and brilliant. In highschool World War 2 begins and he has a recruiter comes to his reservation to recruit Code Talkers. Will Ned survive the whizzing bullets and bombs all around him in World War 2?”Jacob F wrote this review Friday, February 22, 2013. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ The book Code Talker is about a 16 year old Navajo boy who joins the marines against Japan during World War II. He then becomes a Code Talker. As he makes his way through all of the training needed of being both a Code Talker and a marine, he makes several good friends.
The author's mood throughout the story kind of depends on what is happening at that very moment. If somebody just died then the mood would be sad. The story was told through Ned as a grandfather. He goes through the story as if it were happening right there at that exact moment, but then occasionally he would throw in, "...my grandchildren,..." I would reccomend this book if you like history because it is a story of what it felt like to actually be a part of the War and experience good and bad times. I personally thought that it was a pretty good story although I thought it was kind of boring at times because he just talked about battle after battle after battle. ”
“Hello, my name is Mr. Settle. I am writing a review on the book I read for my 7th grade language arts class.
The book I am reviewing is titled “Code Talker.” It is a moving novel because it tells of the life of Ned, a Navajo boy who goes and joins the Marine Corps. He must communicate without the Japanese finding out what he is saying. He makes many friends along his journeys.
“Do you want to know about life in war? If you do, you should read this book. This book is about Joseph. He had to fight against Japan. His country moves around to different places and during the adventure, some of his men died due to Japanese people because they shot them. To find more about the book, read the book! ”Kendrick.N wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I like this book because its about war. I reccommend this book to others who like to read about war. In the book the grandpa is telling his grandkids about it because they where asking about it. He is telling them about how he was a Navajo Marine in world war two. He explains what all happened. I rate this book at a 5 because it interests me!”Cole B. wrote this review Friday, December 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No