Allies is about the Allied invasion of France in 1944. I enjoyed reading Allies because the many stories in it show how people worked together during tough times to triumph over hatred. Their strength, humanity, and minds worked together as one to stop the suffering and pain that had propagated around the world. The author, Allan Gratz, tells how the lives of many nations had been affected and destroyed by the evil force of the Germans. This book details stories of dead/hurt young soldiers, neighbors that had been taken away, the bloody battle of D-Day, and the people who were involved in the Liberation of Europe. As I read, Allies, I began to think how would I react to such a intense violence and destruction, and I know I would be nervous, and I would pray for this to be a horrible nightmare. Allies, made me feel admiration for the courageous generation of WWII as many had to fight while others had to run away in order to save their lives and the lives of the ones they loved. At no fault, many humans lives were lost, and the book makes you feel the terrible times because it seemed as humanity was going to end. D-Day was a day when team work meant everything, and thanks to the many heroes like all the soldiers in the Normandy beach, civilians, doctors and nurses that gave a hand and their souls at D-Day, humanity was able to survive the hateful tyranny of the Nazis. In this book Mr. Gratz let us feel that the human spirit is fearless and strong, and that somewhere, somehow, hope always makes us carry on with our dreams of a better future.