Purple Heart Online Book Club for Teens

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Purple Heart

Patricia McCormick will be personally joining some of the discussions! Questions will be updated weekly, so make sure to bookmark our page and check in regularly! Join our discussion today.

This week's question:

At some point, most kids play at war. What is the allure of playing war? How has your view of war changed as you’ve grown older? How has it been changed by Purple Heart and by other things you’ve read or seen about current wars?

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Tagged: Saratoga News, Teen Blog, Teen SVR, “SVR Teen”, “Teen Blog”


Playing at War

I am not sure why war is alluring to some. I know video games and movies about war are popular. I think the intense action is exciting for many people. When you are a kid, it is fun and doesn't have any consequences. However, after seeing what is on the news and reading "Purple Heart," I realize that the realities of war are horrifying and destroys lives.