Missing in Action

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Missing in Action ❮KINDLE❯ ➛ Missing in Action ❥ Author Dean Hughes – Polishdarling.co.uk Dirty Lazy Good for nothing Jay Thacker is used to hearing himself called names because his dad is half Navajo But he s hoping, now that he and his mom have moved to stay with his grandparents because Dirty Lazy Good for nothing Jay Thacker is used to hearing himself called names because his dad is half Navajo But he s hoping, now that he and his mom have moved to stay with his grandparents because of WWII, that things could be different Delta is a tiny town in Utah, nothing like Salt Lake, where they used to live And Jay s grandfather is Missing in MOBI :ï an elder in the church, a beloved and well respected man Jay begins to make friends and even to make some money as he works the fields for his grandfather There s just one problem he works alongside a young man named Ken, who s from the camps in nearby Topaz Which means Ken is a Jap And Jay s dad, who s been fighting for the navy out in the Pacific, was recently declared Missing in Action An understated and moving story about an unlikely friendship from the author of the acclaimed SOLDIER BOYS, this is one of Dean Hughes s best novels to date.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format make friends and even to make some money as he works the fields for his grandfather There s just one problem he works alongside a young man named Ken, who s from the camps in nearby Topaz Which means Ken is a Jap And Jay s dad, who s been fighting for the navy out in the Pacific, was recently declared Missing in Action An understated and moving story about an unlikely friendship from the author of the acclaimed SOLDIER BOYS, this is one of Dean Hughes s best novels to date."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Missing in Action
  • Dean Hughes
  • English
  • 16 September 2019
  • 1416915028

About the Author: Dean Hughes

Dean Hughes is the author ofthan eighty books for young readers, including the popular sports series Angel Park All Stars, the Scrappers series, the Nutty series, the widely acclaimed companion novels Family Pose and Team Picture, and Search and Destroy Soldier Boys was selected for the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list Dean Hughes and his wife, Kathleen, have three children Missing in MOBI :ï and six grandchildren They live in Midway, Utah.



10 thoughts on “Missing in Action

  1. Mary Sanchez Mary Sanchez says:

    Twelve year old Jay Thatcher and his mother move in with his grandparents in a small Mormon, Utah community because his half Navajo father is missing in action in WWII which causes Jay to put his father on a pedestal as a war hero Jay is thrust in the middle of action as he confronts prejudice as the boys in town nickname him, Chief Jay also confronts his own prejudices against the Japanese as he enjoys his friendship with the likeable young Japanese American man, Ken, who lives in a nearby Twelve year old Jay Thatcher and his mother move in with his grandparents in a small Mormon, Utah community because his half Navajo father is missing in action in WWII which causes Jay to put his father on a pedestal as a war hero Jay is thrust in the middle of action as he confronts prejudice as the boys in town nickname him, Chief Jay also confronts his own prejudices against the Japanese as he enjoys his friendship with the likeable young Japanese American man, Ken, who lives in a nearby Utah internment camp and works for Jay s grandfather Ken models for Jay and his baseball buddies what it means to be an all American boy and to be respected as a man Jay comes to realize his own father, who is probably not coming back alive, is not a hero because of his abusive past but because Jay s father and mother s people came from a long line of good people, Jay also came from those good people too There are alot of issues for the young reader to ponder in this story

  2. Darin Darin says:

    Missing in action by Dean Hughes is an interesting book that really brings you back to the struggles of world war 2 No not the actual fighting but the struggles of the families back in the US waiting to recover their family members remains Thomas is one such boy and this book follows his mind as he struggles to find his identity in a new town It was better that what I thought it was going to be like and I recommend it to you.

  3. Erick Erick says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What the book was about a boy who didn t really get to know his dad and thought he was in outcast in the book He moved into his town being indian even though he looked full indian and during that time indians were getting made fun off and all were thought they thiefs But a group of kids liked him that were into baseball and so was the kid Later on the kid told his friends that that he got letters from his dad even though he didn t because he thought his father was dead So me makes up a lie What the book was about a boy who didn t really get to know his dad and thought he was in outcast in the book He moved into his town being indian even though he looked full indian and during that time indians were getting made fun off and all were thought they thiefs But a group of kids liked him that were into baseball and so was the kid Later on the kid told his friends that that he got letters from his dad even though he didn t because he thought his father was dead So me makes up a lie that his father is still alive knowing that he is dead trying to make himself better At the end of the story the kid had a baseball game and all the fathers were there but his and later found out that his father was still alive on some island was so happy.One thing that i didn t like about the story was how long the story was and how long it took a long time to find his father For example the begging just had some boring parts and some parts didn t really make any sense Also some parts didn t have anything to do with the book and that was a whole chapter.I wouldn t recommend this book to a lot people about to people that are into long books Or people who are into long books and want to understand the main character s background Overall this book is still good and could teach a thing or 2 Mostly a few things that kids used to do back in the day

  4. Bruce Bruce says:

    I gave it three stars However, if I were to rate it for the age group it was written for it would definitely rate higher I read this with my grandson, age 13, and he gave it 4 stars I agree with his assessment The book is intended for grades 5 through 9.The story takes place during World War II, and describes the situation and issues around Japanese American internment camps It also discusses the issues of being identified as an American Indian, and being a part of an abusive family These I gave it three stars However, if I were to rate it for the age group it was written for it would definitely rate higher I read this with my grandson, age 13, and he gave it 4 stars I agree with his assessment The book is intended for grades 5 through 9.The story takes place during World War II, and describes the situation and issues around Japanese American internment camps It also discusses the issues of being identified as an American Indian, and being a part of an abusive family These issues are treated fairly and with respect, and help young adults see how opinions are formed from different perspective.Perhaps the greatest truth learned from the story is how destructive life can be when we are not truthful and honest about what we are thinking and feeling, and hard it can be to do so Yet, when we are open and honest, good things can happen.I recommend this book for those of appropriate age and interested in historical fiction

  5. Shauna Shauna says:

    Jay Thacker and his Mom have moved from Salt Lake City, UT to Delta, UT to move in with his Grandparents His Father s joined the Navy to fight in WWII and his ship went down His Father has not been found.Jay meets some new boys in town playing baseball and Gordy, who likes to call Jay, chief because Jay is part Navajo Indian, become friends.Jay is sent to work on his Grandfather s farm with Ken who is Japanese American and has been relocated to the Japanese internment camp Jay learns to dea Jay Thacker and his Mom have moved from Salt Lake City, UT to Delta, UT to move in with his Grandparents His Father s joined the Navy to fight in WWII and his ship went down His Father has not been found.Jay meets some new boys in town playing baseball and Gordy, who likes to call Jay, chief because Jay is part Navajo Indian, become friends.Jay is sent to work on his Grandfather s farm with Ken who is Japanese American and has been relocated to the Japanese internment camp Jay learns to deal with prejudice during a war and a small town mind set and the realities of what kind of Father he had

  6. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    I wondered how young people would feel as they read this book The book is a YA novel Will they relate to being an Indian or Japanese during WWII Why do we as a people have these prejudices The book seemed a little drawn out at times Still, worth the time.

  7. Mary Mary says:

    Youth book, so aimed at tween teens Does make you think about prejudice, of all kinds Half Navajo boy meets a jap boy from Utah internment camp during WWII.

  8. Hunter Hunter says:

    It was not what I thought it was about

  9. Isaak Isaak says:

    Very good book and very action packed.

  10. Seth reardon Seth reardon says:

    This book is about a little about baseball and family and war it takes place back in the 1940 s it was a great book I recommend it was one of my favorite books I have ever read.

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10 thoughts on “Missing in Action

  1. Mary Sanchez Mary Sanchez says:

    Twelve year old Jay Thatcher and his mother move in with his grandparents in a small Mormon, Utah community because his half Navajo father is missing in action in WWII which causes Jay to put his father on a pedestal as a war hero Jay is thrust in the middle of action as he confronts prejudice as the boys in town nickname him, Chief Jay also confronts his own prejudices against the Japanese as he enjoys his friendship with the likeable young Japanese American man, Ken, who lives in a nearby Twelve year old Jay Thatcher and his mother move in with his grandparents in a small Mormon, Utah community because his half Navajo father is missing in action in WWII which causes Jay to put his father on a pedestal as a war hero Jay is thrust in the middle of action as he confronts prejudice as the boys in town nickname him, Chief Jay also confronts his own prejudices against the Japanese as he enjoys his friendship with the likeable young Japanese American man, Ken, who lives in a nearby Utah internment camp and works for Jay s grandfather Ken models for Jay and his baseball buddies what it means to be an all American boy and to be respected as a man Jay comes to realize his own father, who is probably not coming back alive, is not a hero because of his abusive past but because Jay s father and mother s people came from a long line of good people, Jay also came from those good people too There are alot of issues for the young reader to ponder in this story


  2. Darin Darin says:

    Missing in action by Dean Hughes is an interesting book that really brings you back to the struggles of world war 2 No not the actual fighting but the struggles of the families back in the US waiting to recover their family members remains Thomas is one such boy and this book follows his mind as he struggles to find his identity in a new town It was better that what I thought it was going to be like and I recommend it to you.


  3. Erick Erick says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What the book was about a boy who didn t really get to know his dad and thought he was in outcast in the book He moved into his town being indian even though he looked full indian and during that time indians were getting made fun off and all were thought they thiefs But a group of kids liked him that were into baseball and so was the kid Later on the kid told his friends that that he got letters from his dad even though he didn t because he thought his father was dead So me makes up a lie What the book was about a boy who didn t really get to know his dad and thought he was in outcast in the book He moved into his town being indian even though he looked full indian and during that time indians were getting made fun off and all were thought they thiefs But a group of kids liked him that were into baseball and so was the kid Later on the kid told his friends that that he got letters from his dad even though he didn t because he thought his father was dead So me makes up a lie that his father is still alive knowing that he is dead trying to make himself better At the end of the story the kid had a baseball game and all the fathers were there but his and later found out that his father was still alive on some island was so happy.One thing that i didn t like about the story was how long the story was and how long it took a long time to find his father For example the begging just had some boring parts and some parts didn t really make any sense Also some parts didn t have anything to do with the book and that was a whole chapter.I wouldn t recommend this book to a lot people about to people that are into long books Or people who are into long books and want to understand the main character s background Overall this book is still good and could teach a thing or 2 Mostly a few things that kids used to do back in the day


  4. Bruce Bruce says:

    I gave it three stars However, if I were to rate it for the age group it was written for it would definitely rate higher I read this with my grandson, age 13, and he gave it 4 stars I agree with his assessment The book is intended for grades 5 through 9.The story takes place during World War II, and describes the situation and issues around Japanese American internment camps It also discusses the issues of being identified as an American Indian, and being a part of an abusive family These I gave it three stars However, if I were to rate it for the age group it was written for it would definitely rate higher I read this with my grandson, age 13, and he gave it 4 stars I agree with his assessment The book is intended for grades 5 through 9.The story takes place during World War II, and describes the situation and issues around Japanese American internment camps It also discusses the issues of being identified as an American Indian, and being a part of an abusive family These issues are treated fairly and with respect, and help young adults see how opinions are formed from different perspective.Perhaps the greatest truth learned from the story is how destructive life can be when we are not truthful and honest about what we are thinking and feeling, and hard it can be to do so Yet, when we are open and honest, good things can happen.I recommend this book for those of appropriate age and interested in historical fiction


  5. Shauna Shauna says:

    Jay Thacker and his Mom have moved from Salt Lake City, UT to Delta, UT to move in with his Grandparents His Father s joined the Navy to fight in WWII and his ship went down His Father has not been found.Jay meets some new boys in town playing baseball and Gordy, who likes to call Jay, chief because Jay is part Navajo Indian, become friends.Jay is sent to work on his Grandfather s farm with Ken who is Japanese American and has been relocated to the Japanese internment camp Jay learns to dea Jay Thacker and his Mom have moved from Salt Lake City, UT to Delta, UT to move in with his Grandparents His Father s joined the Navy to fight in WWII and his ship went down His Father has not been found.Jay meets some new boys in town playing baseball and Gordy, who likes to call Jay, chief because Jay is part Navajo Indian, become friends.Jay is sent to work on his Grandfather s farm with Ken who is Japanese American and has been relocated to the Japanese internment camp Jay learns to deal with prejudice during a war and a small town mind set and the realities of what kind of Father he had


  6. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    I wondered how young people would feel as they read this book The book is a YA novel Will they relate to being an Indian or Japanese during WWII Why do we as a people have these prejudices The book seemed a little drawn out at times Still, worth the time.


  7. Mary Mary says:

    Youth book, so aimed at tween teens Does make you think about prejudice, of all kinds Half Navajo boy meets a jap boy from Utah internment camp during WWII.


  8. Hunter Hunter says:

    It was not what I thought it was about


  9. Isaak Isaak says:

    Very good book and very action packed.


  10. Seth reardon Seth reardon says:

    This book is about a little about baseball and family and war it takes place back in the 1940 s it was a great book I recommend it was one of my favorite books I have ever read.


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