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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2012 - JUVENILE NONFICTION - 192 pages
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Some things are worth fighting for.

Of all his friends, Ivan is the only one looking forward to war.

That's because Ivan has never backed down from a fight--especially when it comes to fighting for what's right. He has protected his friends from bullies for years. And now, as war erupts in Vietnam, Ivan wants nothing more than to fight for his country, just as his father did in World War II.

Enlisting in the United States Army, Ivan is trained to be a sniper. And he's good at it. Very good. But Vietnam is not the war he was expecting. Somehow the glory and heroism of his father's war stories do not come so easily in the jungle.

Now, for the first time, Ivan is forced to question what he's really fighting for . . . and whether it's a fight he can hope to win.

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Review: Sharpshooter (Vietnam #2)

User Review  - Gavin Fraser-felix - Goodreads

Sharpshooter, by Chris Lynch, was about a kid Rudi. His parents were in the military, and they want him to join as soon as possible. He feels like he is forced to join but one day he gets the draft ... Read full review

Review: Sharpshooter (Vietnam #2)

User Review  - Dvritreader - Goodreads

This is the exciting sequel to I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE.Ivan Bucyk has joined the Army.Just like his dad,a former Captain.Except his dad was in WW2 and this is VIETNAM,and boy are they a whole lot different.Ivan becomes a sniper,and gains the rank of Corporal.Can he survive? Read full review

About the author (2012)

Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-grade and teen readers, including the Cyberia series and the National Book Award finalist INEXCUSABLE. He teaches in the Lesley University creative writing MFA program, and divides his time between Massachusetts and Scotland.