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Soldier Hill

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A high school boy sets out to discover the identity of a fallen soldier from the Vietnam War. Coming of age fiction honoring sacrifice.
Kindle Edition, 60 pages
Published by Book Baby (first published May 4th 2012)
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Jul 18, 2012 Jonathan rated it really liked it
When Phil Rossi first asked me to review his novella, Soldier Hill, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical. First off, it’s YA, and you people know how I feel about YA. Secondly, it’s a novella, and to me, novellas often smack of author ambiguity and indecision—as if they started to write a novel and didn’t know what to do with it after a while, so they just cut it off and called it a novella (for this presupposition, just or unjust as it may be, I blame Stephen King). And three, it’s an indi ...more
Constance Williams
I was given a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.

First and foremost, I have to mention what came to me as soon as I started reading this novella. I found the language incredibly difficult to get through and, at times, alienating. It is written, I guess, in 1980s US slang. And being someone who was neither a teenager (the age of the main characters in the novella), nor from the US, at times I had to read lines three or four times just to work out what on earth was going on. It also fe
D.M. Cain
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It's only a short novella focused around a teenage boy not sure what to do with his life. He's being pushed in all sorts of directions and doesn't feel a desire to follow any of them. The one thing that does strike a chord with him is a tree in the school grounds destined to be uprooted as building work happens around the school. Upon further investigation, he finds out that the tree was planted as a memorial to a soldier - a y
Lou LaJeunesse
Mar 25, 2015 Lou LaJeunesse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soldier Hill
by Phil Rossi
This novella begins with a young boy who is in hish school and being pressured to decide what he is going to do with the rest of his life. He just doesn't know.
He is a paperboy and meets people that he treats as he is being treated. he does not understand some of the reasoning behind the gossip and inuendos.
This is a typical young man who is yet able to legally drive and rides his bike.As constructions starts at his school he finds a plaque at a tree that is going to b
Dec 29, 2013 Courtney rated it it was amazing
Soldier Hill is a touching story celebrating the lives of soldiers who have fought for their country.
Eddie is a high school kid. He doesn’t do well in school, and he doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life. His guidance counselor doesn’t think he is going anywhere with his life. Aside from all of this, Eddie shows how big of a heart he has.
When Eddie discovers a tablet honoring a boy named Billy on his school grounds, he decides to find out more about him. Having someone die who lived so
Wendy Hines
Oct 11, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it
Eddie and Dave are two young friends, both coming from working class families. They don't have goals in life and they are treated poorly by some of the wealthier kids. Nonetheless, when there is some expansion and remodeling done at the high school, Eddie takes an interest in a small tree. It was planted in honor of a fallen soldier and Eddie wants to know who and why it's not discussed at the school.

So embarks his and Dave's journey in determining who the Soldier was and they eventually do find
Sandra "Jeanz"
Sep 27, 2012 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it liked it
I was given the e-copy of this book by the Author Phil Rossi in exchange for my honest,unbiased opinion.
So the cover, I would say it would attract boys and men but perhaps put off the females a little. The cover is more representative of the fallen soldier being honored than the other characters in the book. In my opinion the blurb really doesn't do the book justice, and perhaps isn't drawing as many readers to this book as it could or should. The book is fairly sort and I read it all i
Wanda Hartzenberg
Jul 05, 2012 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing
Soldier Hill by Phil Rossi
I received this book from the author for a fair and honest review.
In all honesty, I had a very hard time reading this book. The vernacular was foreign to me, whether it is American speech and not written word, 80's street lingo, or simply a more closely knit dialect I can't say.
But the vernacular used, being foreign to me made me struggle with the book and had me a bit frustrated. The boy in the story, Eddie or Higgs as he is known is a character most of us can and will
Feb 28, 2013 Autumn rated it really liked it
I received this book to give an honest review.
This was a decent read, but I really did not get into like I thought I would. The blurb does not really give the book justice. It take me a while to really get into the story, and truly understand what was going on.
Eddie embarks on a journey with his friend Dave to find out why there is a tree planted there with the remembrance of a soldier. Why does no one in the school or in town speak of it? Or speak of the person? Eddie finds out the story behin
Aug 26, 2012 Hannah rated it it was ok
I am reviewing Soldier Hill because I recieved a free copy of the book from the author.

Soldier Hill was difficult to get through. I don't think I've ever had to struggle so much to finish a book. Here are a few reasons why Soldier Hill disappointed me:

Firstly, I'd like to make a note of the grammar. There are misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, an endless amount of fragment sentences. The latter was probably the most annoying. Normally, I don't have any problem with fragment sentences. In f
Connor Higgins
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Feb 21, 2015 Phil Rossi marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Novellas, Short Stories, Short Films. From northern NJ, right outside NYC. A graduate of St. John's University and The New York Film Academy.
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