Casualties of War; Vietnam Book Four

Casualties of War; Vietnam Book Four

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"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." - KIRKUS REVIEWS
When his three best friends go to Vietnam, Beck knows he must honor his promise to go with them. He enlists in the US Air Force, where he's able to work as a mechanic, learning about planes and choppers and supersonic jets. He's also able to view the war from above, where he can admire the savage beauty of the jungle at a distance.
Beck thinks he has it all figured out. But when his tour of duty takes a turn for the worse, one thing becomes clear: Beck still has a lot to learn about war, and about friendship, too.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • 0606319646
  • 9780606319645
  • 2,359,545

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Praise for Chris Lynch's VIETNAM:

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Lynch brilliantly captures the war in small details." - BOOKLIST

"So vivid, the reader will feel the stickiness of the heat and . . . hear the buzzing of mosquitoes." - VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES

"A fine balance of thoughtfulness and gritty action." - BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

"Lynch delivers an action-packed examination of the bonds and trials of friendship." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"It makes you wonder how you would have acted in those situations. . . . Recommended." - LIBRARY MEDIA
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About Chris Lynch

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.
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343 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (100)
3 17% (57)
2 4% (13)
1 1% (5)
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