An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover.
A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, this is the story of Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the service when his dream of attending college falls through. Sent to the front lines, Perry and his platoon come face-to-face with the Vietcong and the real horror of warfare. But violence and death aren't the only hardships. As Perry struggles to find virtue in himself and his comrades, he questions why black troops are given the most dangerous assignments, and why the U.S. is there at all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Susan.Macura - LibraryThing
This is a story about the Vietnam War told through the eyes of a teenager sent there to fight. It is a story about how this experience changed him in so many ways as well as an accurate description of what our service people endured. Very compelling book. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - phyllis.shepherd - LibraryThing
A young soldier goes to Vietnam during the war, full of idealism. As reality sets in, he develops close friendships which help support him during a nightmarish time. Realistically portrayed, with language (sometimes rough) appropriate to the situation. Read full review