Another really good young adult novel. The protagonist joins the army after highschool because he can't afford to do much else, and begins his tour of duty in Vietnam. Told from his point of view, the story takes us through the fear, horror, and sadness the soldier's experience, as well as the bonds and comradeship. It also touches on the racial issues of the time period. Its a real eye-opener for those of us who have never had to be unsafe. A student recommended it to me, and I think its a great read for anyone.
Challenges: Young Adult, TBR
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