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No Man's Land

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
With humor and honesty, neuropsychologist S. T. Underdahl explores the timely topic of post-traumatic stress disorder

If life were a movie, Dov Howard's role would be Emo Kid/Family Loser. His brother Brian would star as Master of the Universe. But that's okay. Dov's got great friends-and possibly a new one named Scarlett. Like everyone else, Dov loves his brother and is th
Paperback, 274 pages
Published November 8th 2012 by Flux (first published November 1st 2012)
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Katie Latta
Jun 01, 2014 Katie Latta rated it really liked it
Dov is an emo kid with a pretty tough life. His big brother Brian is the star of the family, yet he is out in the Middle East fighting in the war. His father doesn't care much about him and is gone most of the time since he is a trucker. Little did he know, when his brother was returning, his life was about to take a major change. Brian was not the same when he returned, and Dov was the only one who wasn't blind enough to notice. He is very worried about his brother but he does not want to furth ...more
Alexus Colbert
Nov 25, 2014 Alexus Colbert rated it really liked it
I have recently finished reading this awesome book, No Man's Land by S.T. Underdahl. I really enjoy reading books about teenagers because I often look for ways that I can relate to the characters. In this case the protagonist is Dov Howard; he is a sixteen year old emo kid who basically lives in the shadow of his older brother Brian. Brian is outgoing in every aspect and he is also a star athlete and he even goes off into the military to fight for their country. Dov is the complete opposite of h ...more
Alicia Weaver
Jul 04, 2014 Alicia Weaver rated it really liked it
An interesting book about PTSD and the struggles our young soldiers and their families endure during and after deployment. I loved the chapter set up with "facts" about the war. Not sure if the facts are true or not though because there was no works cited at the end of the book. I would like to think they were true.

What keeps it from scoring higher for me is the inclusion of Scarlett and her and her family problems. They are pretty heavy as well and are put out there and then just sorta forgot
Amy Fournier
Oct 25, 2012 Amy Fournier rated it liked it
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I have been really into issue books in the past few months, and I have friends who have dealt with loved ones with post-traumatic stress, so when I saw this book I really wanted to read it. This book was very honest and does not gloss over anything. It is a very tell it as it is story about not only dealing with a family member with post-traumatic stress, but dealing with your own personally struggles too. This was book is full of many issues, including bullying, depression, abuse, and other thi ...more
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Rating Clarification: 3.5 / 5

In my perspective, S. T. Underdahl is great for writing rather different books. As a contemporary writer, rather than writing the classic fluffy chick lit, or even romance novels, she writes a lot about family and the relationships between characters, particularly family members. I love Underdahl because of this - it’s just refreshing! Likewise, No Mans Land was a different kind of story, featuring the little brother of a seem
Oct 31, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
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Dov Howard is an emo kid living in the shadow of his well-respected, practically perfect older brother Brian, who has deployed to Afghanistan. Brian was a football player, dating the most beautiful girl in town, pretty much the ideal All-American Boy. Dov, on the other hand, favors My Chemical Romance and skinny jeans and hiding behind a curtain of dark hair. Dov’s friends are the misfits and losers of his high school, and he’s just fine with that
Sep 07, 2015 Linda rated it it was ok
First person, present tense may be the literary tool that most engages the self-absorbed teenage set, but it doesn't do much for me. This book tackles timeless themes of teenage alienation as well as the very timely theme of PTSD and the hurdles war vets face when trying to reintegrate with their former lives. The book is not badly written for its targeted audience.
Jeffrey Carroll
Jan 19, 2015 Jeffrey Carroll rated it it was amazing
great book
Sep 11, 2013 Katherine rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book stating real problems of people who return from the milirary, useen children.
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Full name: Susan Thompson Underdahl
Occupation: Writer, neuropsychologist, mom of six
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