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Tough but touching free verse book about war's scars.

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Educator Written bycarvteach November 16, 2010

Touching novel in free verse

As a boy deals with his new life in America he is also trying to reconcile his past, especially separation from his mother and younger brother. Set at the end of the Vietnam War this book, written in free verse, confrontsthe prejudism he now faces from teammates who blame him for hurts the Vietnam War caused them, and the feelings of injured Vietnam soldiers he visits.
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Teen, 15 years old Written byBUCKBUCK August 26, 2013

Good for middle schoolers and up

This is a really good book. Some people may find it hard to follow and understand but I loved it when we read it in 7th grade. It is a unique book because it is written in a different way(1st person free verse) about a topic that is solemnly discussed(the aftermath of Vietnam War for U.S. veterans.) This book could add a new perspective to Vietnam War studies.
Educator Written byccdsmiddle September 24, 2010

Historical novel in free verse

Fantastic story of an adopted boy from Vietnam who had to leave his family behind to survive. His guilt and sadness are quickly in contrast with his love of playing baseball. Facing the prejudice of a fellow team member and struggling with where he belongs are the most compelling threads of this book. Great for reluctant readers.
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Teen, 14 years old Written bymtdhahn April 4, 2011

Good for a project

Good for a project
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