Under a War-Torn Sky is a young adult war novel on a young man flying a B-24 in World War II. When his plane is gunshot and he is trapped behind enemy lines, he is assisted by kind French citizens to run away and get back to his home. Written by American author L.M. Elliott, the novel was first available in 2001. It won a number of honors on publication and has sold more than 200,000 copies in the U.S. and abroad.
Elliott drew motivation for the novel from her father, who served in World War II. He was a bomber pilot in real life and was shot down behind enemy lines, much like the key character in the novel.
The follow-up to this novel, A Troubled Peace, came out in August, 2009.
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