Girl at War by Sara Novic - Reading Guide: - donkeytime.org: BooksThis is a book about war as seen through the eyes of a young person, first as a child and then as a young adult. What are the benefits and drawbacks of having a child or young adult narrator? Imagine Ana in her thirties. How might she tell the story differently? Why is this important to the story?
Girl at War by Sara Nović
Before her descent into child soldiering, Ana Juric was a normal year-old in Zagreb, Croatia, but the breakup of Yugoslavia rendered normalcy a rare commodity. The diverse city reorganized on ethnic lines that cut through friendships and families, and freighted every gesture with factional affiliation.
Girl at War by Sara Nović review – when childhood lurches into nightmare
This clumsy debut novel never for a moment convinces in its setting, characters or conflict, says Eileen Battersby. Ana, the narrator of this oddly detached debut novel, is two people. There is the year-old tomboy who plays football and dashes about Zagreb until life there changes. And then there is the introverted, sleepless college girl living in New York, terrified of nightmares and, a decade on, wondering about her past. Girl at War draws loosely and unconvincingly on the war in Croatia, which began in following the break-up of Yugoslavia. If ever a novel needed to be written in the third person, it is this one — if only to convey a plausible sense of trauma and reduce the amount of clumsily reported conversations.
Girl at War Summary
Book Review: Girl at War
Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. May 12, Minutes Buy. Mar 22, ISBN May 12, ISBN May 12, Minutes. Daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills, and soccer matches are replaced by sniper fire.
Zagreb, Daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills, and soccer matches are replaced by sniper fire. When the war arrives at her doorstep, Ana must find her way in a dangerous world. New York, Ana is now a college student in Manhattan.