I would give this 4.5 stars. A great read that follows a Japanese/American family as they deal with World War II both in America and in Japan. It is a fascinating look at how brothers were split on both sides, but were never truly split from each other. I loved the social history of both Japan and America during the War, and I feel that the treatment of the Japanese in America is still a history that is too often overlooked. My only criticism is that I felt that the book was too rushed in parts. I would have loved to read more detail in many places.