Evalina Cassanos life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it should be until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to an internment camp.Degrading treatment make life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichis only connection to the outside world are treasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out on behalf of all Japanese Americans, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive.With tensions running high and their fre...
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Within These Lines Reviews
Thought provoking and timely, Within These Lines highlights a dark period in history. Through compelling characters, we see the injustice and feel the fears and doubts and dilemmas. But mostly, we see the shimmering ribbon of hope through Evalina and Taichi’s unrelenting love. Stephanie Morrill has written a novel to ponder, a novel to cherish.
I am going to buck the trend and say that this book was too much of a buildup with too little of an ending.
I really liked the concept of an interracial couple dealing with the Japanese Internment of the United States.
The beginning took so long to actually figure out that the main characters were dating/in love.
Then the author spent way too much time covering the baseball games in the camps.
The ending came and it was too rushed.
Not enough of an epilogue to figure out how the main characters ma ...more
This book was amazing. I'd never read anything about the internment camps in the United States during World War II. This story teaches history while it entertains. I loved the characters so much and was rooting for them! I can't wait until everyone can read this one.
Although this one actually started off slow for me, and I was unsure if I would like it, it really redeemed itself in the end. I usually love historical fiction like this, especially when it is about certain parts of history that I only know the bare minimum about. To be honest, the only thing I really knew about the Japanese detainment camps during WWII had to do with what I'd learned from one of the characters in the original Karate Kid movie. Yeah, I know, that's sad. I'm sure I learned other ...more
A softly beautiful tale told with a magnetic pull that tugs you in to its history and lasting resonance. Timeless themes of prejudice and racism are met with timeless romance and through these, Morrill uses Within These Lines to prove her incredible range.
As per her trademark, the characterization is dimensional. Evalina and Taichi become the reader's immediate friends.
A lingering treatise on heritage and tradition but also the power of love to span culture and conflict.
A tenacious heroine an ...more
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I just thought y'all should get that public service announcement. And you should probably go pre-order it, too. I pre-ordered it. And then I was blown away by also being chosen to review an ARC copy.
This book, folks, tells a much-needed story and one pretty much everyone should be familiar with. So, you should probably just add it to your "Highly Anticipated for 2019" list and then block off a few days to read it wh ...more
w o w what a beautiful piece of historical fiction! I had been looking forward to reading some of Mrs. Morrill’s books lately and I’m so glad to say that Within These Lines did not disappoint!
I’ve never been one to read and really enjoy historical fiction, but I loved this book – it honestly inspired me to research more about 1940s and read more books set in that timeframe. Within These Lines deals with many things, but mainly daily life in internment camps. This is one of the only times I’ve se ...more
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This was such a good book! I loved both of the protagonists, and only wish I could've seen more of them (especially together).
-Characters. Love these precious cinnamon rolls. 'Nuff said.
-Time period--I don't know a lot about what went on at home during WWII, so I appreciated this alternative look at this difficult time in history.
-All the emotion. Normally, I'm not a fan of strong emotion, but this book did it just righ ...more