When a story is predictable, it ruins the rest of the storyline for the reader and they become bored, often times not even finishing the book. However, I would recommend this to students because it gradually teaches you things about the German-American war within the story’s elements. It was the little things of this story that taught so much, from as little to their lifestyles to their fear of travelling. A summary of my favorite part of this book was when Jill and Quarry were snooping on the people of the town to gather potential suspects of their theory, and they told their guardians that they needed binoculars because they were “bird-watching”.
As far as the students wanting to learn from this book I think that it would help them in small details not in writing a whole essay. This book would help you understand big things about this war because it gives you an insider to how the the people lived with the war going on. I would suggest if you are a student you shouldn’t try to get all of your information about this war from this book. Based on learning all of your information from this story, I would rate this story a