Star Sand is about a group of people living in Japan during WWII. Most of the story is written from the point-of-view of Umeno Hiromi, a 16 Year Old Japanese American girl. Hiromi collects star sand in a grotto on Little Hatoma Isle, where she lives. Circumstances lead to her caring for three soldiers who are surviving in a cave near the grotto, even though their discovery could mean death for them all. As if these circumstances weren’t dangerous enough, one of the soldiers is American.
Throughout Star Sand, the story unfolds and pulls you in deeper. Pulvers has threaded this unique story through actual history and existing geography. As I read this book, I couldn’t help feeling like I knew the characters, their feelings, and their world. Better than creating a good weekend read, Pulvers has given us a look at history itself through another person’s eyes.
Overall, I rate Star Sand 4 out of 5 bookworms. But don’t simply take my word for it. Order Star Sand by clicking here and enjoy it for yourself!
If you were put in Hiromi’s position, would you have chosen to care for the soldiers? Let me know in the comments!