While He Was Away (Paperback)
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Short Description for While He Was Away A moving new story by a rising voice in YA contemporary fiction that SLJ has called "sincere and thoughtful" Penna Weaver doesn't want to be an Army Girlfriend. She's been burned in the past, but Penna finally feels like this new town in Oklahoma might be home, and that her feelings for this new guy, David, might be love.
- Published: 25 May 2012
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781402264023 ISBN 10: 140226402X
- Sales rank: 237,031
Full description for While He Was Away
But David is leaving to serve in Iraq, and Penna is left facing life without him. As summer sets in, Penna is torn with waiting for David to come home, exploring feelings for someone else and untangling the knots of the past to discover what really happened between her mother and grandmother, who also waited for a soldier to come home.