The War Blog, Glen Sobey

Grief & Hardship, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Women's Fiction

Crystal Rose, a 17-year-old high school junior, and her younger brother were abandoned by their drug-addicted mother fifteen years ago in an Alaskan Native village, an event which Crystal resented for years. However, when she learns that her mother was raped in high school, Crystal declares war against a society which reduces girls to their looks, forcing them to feel worthless without the approval of guys. 

While living in a small Alaskan town, she starts The War Blog website, along with her best friend and crush Kato—a brilliant Native boy—attacking everything promoting female objectification and offering ways to fight back, all supplemented by her original songs. Crystal rises from nothing in the wilds of Alaska to become a champion for change, risking her life against men who would force her to keep silent. She faces her parents’ abusive past and fights for a better world.

The War Blog is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this contemporary piece of fiction was exciting; the characters and the incredible literature courtesy of the excellent Glen Sobey, made me fall madly in love with this book. The War Blog is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is brilliant.

The War Blog is a dramatic and poignant novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Crystal Rose. Crystal Rose is seventeen years old and a high school junior who, along with her brother have experienced trauma from a very young age. This is because the pair were abandoned by their mother when they were only young, and Crystal has resented this her whole life.

However, one day Crystal learns that her mother was raped in high school which led her to become addicted to drugs and feel worthless. This is why Crystal then decides to start a website called The War Blog. The War Blog is a website dedicated to ‘attacking everything promoting female objectification.’ The reader will follow Crystal as well as her best friend (and crush) Kato as they run the website and face the past all while fighting for a better world and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational The War Blog! As well as this the author has eight orginal songs paired with the book and I would definitley recommed listening to the songs also book lovers, they are not only amazing to listen to but they compliment the story perfectly!

The story of The War Blog is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!

The excellent author of this novel, Glen Sobey effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling and moving journey; Sobey’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.

Glen Sobey is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Sobey’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them.  They are believable and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Sobey has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting he has established. His sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages with haste!

To summarize my thoughts on the moving novel that is The War Blog; I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! The War Blog gets five stars from me book lovers and really is a book not to be missed!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The War Blog. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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Thank you, Aimee, for this beautiful review. I am so glad you found the book enthralling from the first page. Though the events and characters are fictional, they are all based on my personal experiences living and teaching for 12 years in rural Alaska and two Native villages. I continue to live with my wife, three dogs, and a forest cat in the Interior of Alaska. I have never known anyone like Crystal Rose, but I wish I had. The world needs her.

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