Lovely War

Title

Lovely War

Authors

Julie Berry

Publisher

Viking

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9780451469939

Pages

468 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the perilous days of World Wars I and II, the gods hold the fates-- and the hearts-- of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite to her husband, Hephaestus, and her lover, Ares, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL650L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Interracial; Race discrimination; death of a parent; death of a brother; interracial relationship; racism; segregation

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / White (Belgian; British)

Family Formation

mother and father; orphan

Keywords

romance; World War I; Greek gods; Aphrodite; France; jazz; musicians

Diversity Impact

indirect

Lovely War

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