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Far From the War by Jeffrey David Payne
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Nov 23, 11

Read in November, 2011

As a seventeen year old she has always been confident in what she wants from life and where her future will take her. What she wasn't ready for was the harsh reality of politics, where truth is sacrificed for loyalty, power is all important and money is the only thing that matters. Wars have been started over less; however the start of this war was still a surprise to a country suddenly thrown into civil turmoil.

It began with a military presence. It seemed peaceful enough at first, taking up position in Washington D.C.. By the time shots were fired she was ready to leave her position in the capital and head home to the safety of Orcas Island. But by then the war was well underway and at every turn she was met with the dangers of the front line. However no matter where she went, how far she travelled, she was never far from the war.

Far From The War is a griping and intelligent read that takes you on a journey across country and into the heart of a war that, depending on who you talk to, is being won and lost with each passing day. Although our heroine maybe young and somewhat naive, she shows great strength and determination as she experiences firsthand the horrors, heartbreak and hope that is felt by those touched by war. An accomplished story about one girl who never gives up, or gives in, until she finds her way back home.
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