Search and Destroy

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 29, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR.

And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself.

But after Rick ventures into the Vietnam jungle, he discovers that no one -- not protestors, politicians, or writers -- has got a clue. War is far bigger, scarier, and more complicated than anything he ever could have imagined.
 

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

A good quick read, except that I was actually able to put it down for 2 months, which isn't a good sign. The last half captured me until I cried, but the first half was boring to an adult. Reading the ... Read full review

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User Review  - AaronKAwesome - LibraryThing

This is a book about a kid named Rick. He has a bad family with abusive father. He wants to be a writer but he has nothing to write about. To get away from his family and to find out if he is a man or ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
33
Section 4
49
Section 5
65
Section 6
81
Section 7
95
Section 8
110
Section 10
135
Section 11
149
Section 12
160
Section 13
172
Section 14
182
Section 15
194
Section 16
214
Section 17
218

Section 9
123

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Dean Hughes is the author of more than eighty books for young readers, including the popular sports series Angel Park All-Stars, the Scrappers series, the Nutty series, the widely acclaimed companion novels Family Pose and Team Picture, Search and Destroy, and Four-Four-Two. His novel Soldier Boys was selected for the 2001 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list. Dean Hughes and his wife, Kathleen, have three children and nine grandchildren. They live in Midway, Utah.

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