Goodreads: Our War
Author: Craig DiLouie
Published: 20th August 2019 (Orbit)
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “A prescient and gripping novel of a second American civil war, and the children caught in the conflict, forced to fight.
When the president of the United States is impeached, but refuses to leave office, the country erupts into civil war.
10-year-old Hannah Miller, an orphan living in besieged Indianapolis, has joined a citizen’s militia. She had nowhere else to go. And after seeing the firsthand horrors of war, she’s determined to fight with the Free Women militia.
Hannah’s older brother, Alex, is a soldier too. But he’s loyal to the other side. After being separated from Hannah, he finds a home in a group calling themselves The Liberty Tree militia.
When a UNICEF worker and a reporter discover that both sides are using child soldiers, they set out to shine a light on something they thought could never happen in the United States. But it may be too late because even the most gentle children can find that they’re capable of horrific acts.” – Goodreads
Review: I am not a political person and being British I did struggle a bit to work out who was on what side. That being said, I muddled through and still enjoyed the story.
The story was just so interesting, so real to what could so easily happen. It kept you hooked from the very beginning. It not one of those stories where you are specifically rooting for someone, everything is just so grey. You don’t know what to think in some places.
(Disclaimer: I received a review copy from a Publicist. This does not affect my review)