Vietnam #4: Casualties of War

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Scholastic Inc., Jan 1, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together -- and they promise to do all they can to come home together. Of the four, it's Beck that has the most to lose. He's the smart one of the bunch, and he could be -- SHOULD be -- going to college. His parents certainly think so. But he has a pact to honor, and so Beck enlists in the US Air Force. As their tours of duty near completion and the war itself spirals further out of control, the four best friends are at last on a collision course. Will they all survive long enough to be reunited?
 

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Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award-winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including "Pieces", "Kill Switch", "Angry Young Man", and "Inexcusable", which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He is also the author of the Printz Honor Book "Freewill", "Gold Dust", "Iceman", "Gypsy Davy", and "Shadow Boxer"--all ALA Best Books for Young Adults--as well as "Extreme Elvin", " Whitechurch", and "All the Old Haunts". He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

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