“You’re a girl.”
“No, sir, I’m a sergeant.”
What if women had been drafted in World War II? That’s the scenario proposed in this alternate reality. The story follows three young women: Rio Richlin is an all-American girl whose sister has already died in the war, Frangie Marr is an African-American striving to be a medic and support her family, and Rainy Schulterman is a Jew with missing family in Europe. Each takes a different path that leads them all to meet on the deadly front lines of World War II. Of course just because they can enlist doesn’t mean society and the army are quite ready to accept them with open arms and along with fighting the Germans in the war they also have to fight the prejudices of their fellow soldiers.
This was such a great “what if” scenario and the characters in it are just plain awesome in how they handle everything that gets thrown at them and just keep doing their own thing. There’s a sequel that’s scheduled to come out early next year.