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Publisher's Summary

A prescient and gripping novel of a second American civil war, and the children caught in the conflict, forced to fight.

Our children are our soldiers.

After his impeachment, the president of the United States refuses to leave office, and the country erupts into a fractured and violent war. Orphaned by the fighting and looking for a home, 10-year-old Hannah Miller joins a citizen militia in a besieged Indianapolis.

In the Free Women militia, Hannah finds a makeshift family. They'll teach her how to survive. They'll give her hope. And they'll show her how to use a gun.

Hannah's older brother, Alex, is a soldier, too. But he's loyal to other side, and has found his place in a militant group of fighters who see themselves as the last bastion of their America. By following their orders, Alex will soon make the ultimate decision behind the trigger.

On the battlefields of America, Hannah and Alex will risk everything for their country, but in the end, they'll fight for the only cause that truly matters - each other.

©2019 Craig DiLouie (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Rich with well-defined characters, sharp writing, and a riveting premise, this is a novel not to be missed." (Jason V. Brock, author of The Dark Sea Within on One of Us)

"A powerful and heartbreaking tale about hate, fear, and truth. Author Craig DiLouie is fearless as he explores the dark territory of the human heart." (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author on One of Us)

"One of Us is a masterfully written, thought-provoking dark fairy tale, and one of the best books I've read in a long time. It will stay with the reader long after they've finished the last page." (Dana Fredsti, author of the Ashley Parker series on One of Us)

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Riveting and Poignant

Having been extremely active in politics here in the United States for the last 4 years, and engaging in daily battles with Trump supporters on a myriad of social media platforms, this book hit hard, and was exceptionally vivid. The author took great pains in researching the language and ideologies of both sides of our current political divide, and wove them all into a masterful story, which captures a not so fictional struggle for the direction our Nation should take.

I have been a fan of Craig DiLouie ever since reading Crash Dive, and once again he has left me blown away. His masterful ability to bring characters to life will leave you with vivid images, and a desire to rethink how you view the division here at home.

To end with, I feel it is important that Americans read this book, and pay attention to the lessons which are taught throughout. Our country is in a very perilous position right now, and we all can learn a thing or two from this masterful work, and hopefully put it into practice... I know I will.

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life in the US in 5 years

This is a thoughtful and likely way the US will go. The eerie part is we have already been told we are on "the list" to remove, whatever that means. As a liberal in rural America the threat is real. The right wing around here can't wait for the war to start. This really needs a book 2.

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More political commentary than anything else.

Very disappointed as I very much like DiLouie’s other books. This book just seems to romanize and glorify liberals and demonize conservatives.

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Mediocre, until I realized what it was.

For most of the book, I was focused on the revolution and was very disappointed in the same way that I disliked The Hunger Games 😡; how it focused so much on the spectacle of the revolution rather than the actual revolution.

The whole time while reading, I’m waiting for the revolution, I’m waiting for the action, and it just doesn’t seem to be coming. It’s all about the navigation of politics, people trying to live in a war-torn environment, and a reporter wanting to write a story about it. On top of waiting for the revolution to actually happen, it often felt like the various factions didn't truly know what they’re fighting for (or at least it was never made clear) … such is the case with many wars 😔.

It wasn't until about 90% into the book that I realized what it's really about, Hannah's personal journey. This is not the story of a revolution (if it is, it's a very bad one), but rather the story of a child soldier. From losing her mother in the opening chapter, to joining the revolution and The Free Women, to an event that I won't mention for spoilers’ sake, and to a life beyond. Had I known this was the intention from the beginning, I would've enjoyed this book a lot more.

So, for those coming after me intending to read Our War: Don't expect the story of America fighting back to protect its home, or a new take on Red Dawn or Homefront. This is the tale of a young girl's personal experience trying to survive a modern civil war.

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The horrors of war

What a great book. The story of child soldiers and the psychological impact on them—and society—during a second American civil war. The book is dark, gritty, and gripping. I couldn’t stop listening. It does a good job of showing how idiotic people can be, no matter what their political leanings are. Highly recommended.

Also, I’m pretty sure this is the first one narrated by Andrew Eiden that I’ve listened to. While I initially wondered by this wasn’t read by a woman as 3/5’s of the main POV characters are women, I think he did a fantastic job.

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And I've enjoyed so many of your previous book!

Retreat was BRILLIANT and I enjoyed The Infection too. That being said I'm a conservative who spent 20years in the Marines risking my ass for ALL Americans. I served as a police officer and taught self defense to women. I volunteer my time, donate blood, and help my neighbors with yard work when they get too busy. This book is 10 hours of flagrant lies; of me and anyone who shares my traditional values being called a piece of shit. You've received the last dollar you will ever get from me DiLouie. Might as well have been reading L Ron Hubbard...

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Biased and politically charged. But a good idea.

Allow me to start this review by saying a few things. First and foremost: Craig Dilouie is an amazing author. Armor & the retreat series are both amazing. However, this book takes some legitimate divisions and tensions in the US that could lead to open conflict... And throws it into the dirt by villifying half the country. The intro is insane. It captivates the brutality and ruthlessness of war. Instantly this book had me hooked, wanting to see how Hannah survived, where she went, her brother's perspective and why he fights for the conservative side... Then it begins to devolve... The brother has no reason for fighting... The conservative side are jerks, lack humanity, and are absolutely savage. The liberal side is pious, right, and fight for liberty. Not going to go deep into politics or constitutional rights, or who's right or wrong. But I do know that both the left and right have people who would commit atrocities with a smile on their faces. Your political affiliation does not determine your character. This book took a big gray moral/ideological conflict and made it black and white. This is not good for any story. If you're seeing this review, consider The Retreat series done in part by this author. Do not let this book ruin his talent for you.

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2 stars to be nice.

1st review ever, Came here because of a series I love including 2 other authors. I will leave this one unfinished and search the other authors. Good day sir. Narrator good.

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Stupendous!

This is a must read/listen to novel. I was captivated by it in a matter of a few minutes of listening. I am just in awe. I would highly recommend in reading/listening.

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Fantastic Ride!

I don't know how I just learned about this author, but he knows exactly how to spin a yarn. I'm going to read everything from him now and you should, too!