Published by Tiny Fox Press on January 1st 1970
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This fluctuated between a 3 and 3.5 for me so I am rounding up to a 3.5 stars
Nadya’s War is focuses on Nadezdah “Little Boar” Buzina, a female pilot with the Russian Army’s 586th all female fighter regiment. I have read other books about female pilots during wartime but those books are rare and I appreciated a book that focused on a female pilot. Most think that women serving in the military is a fairly recent event, but women have been serving in the military around the world for quite some time. Sadly, we do not hear too much of their stories. I appreciated that this book main’s character was a female.
I like books that make me feel, think or educate me. I feel that this book did all of this. In school, I was taught American History. I really did not learn too much about world history besides the basics. So I did not know about female Russian fighter pilots, about Russia’s concerns were during the war.
Speaking of fighter pilots, I enjoyed the aerial battles in this book. I found the fights to be well written and found myself imaging what they would look like. But this book does not only take place in the air, it shows Nadya’s struggles with grief over fallen pilots, she recovers from burns sustained during an aerial battle and crash, she develops an addiction, she is at times too outspoken and is disciplined, she has a harsh commander/ commissar and the pains of growing as a person during difficult times.
It was evident that a lot of research went into the writing of the book. I would have liked to see more Character development of Nadya throughout the book. AT times she was like able and at times she was unsympathetic. I believe that as this Author continues to write more, the books will become even. more polished
I was given a copy of this book from Tiny Fox Press in exchange for an honest review.