Flyboys Book Report

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By James Bradley
585 Pages

Pre-Reading Questions:

1. Why do you suppose the author chose to write a book such as the one you are reading? I think the author wrote this book because he knew that the Flyboys on Chichi Jima needed their story told.

2. Have you read any other books similar to this one?
No I haven’t because this book gives an in depth detail of WWII.

3. Have you read any other books by this author?
No I haven’t read a book by this author.

4. What do you know about the time period when this story was first published or about the culture in which it first appeared? This book was first published in the U.S. in the 2000’s.

5. Do you have any guesses as to what this story is about?
I think this story is about pilots in WWII.

6. What are your impressions of the story's introduction chapter? It explains why the author wrote the book and it is going to be about.

7. What have you learned so far and what do you think might happen? I have learned that the files of the boys killed on Chichi Jima had been declassified after many years.

8. What kinds of associations are triggered by this title?
I think of young men who are always flying.

9. Do you think that you will enjoy reading this book going by what you have just read? Yes because it seems interesting and he has already caught me to read the book.

Active Reading Questions:

1. How did the author entice you to read this book?
He started with a man going to the war crimes trials of the men who killed airmen on Chichi Jima. 2. What feelings did you have as you read this story?
As I read this story I have felt angry and sad that so many people died for stupid reasons.

3. What questions would you ask the author if he were here?
Some questions I would ask the author if he were here are:
How much money did you spend to travel for interviews?
How did you get to talk to George Bush?
How long did it take you to write the whole book?

4. Was there anything you...
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