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Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
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Mar 24, 12

Read in January, 2012

Purple Heart Balzer & Bray/Harperteen.,2009 313pp..$15.99
Patricia McCormick ISBN 0-061-7309-12

Young soldier Matt Duffy just got out of training and shipped off to the war in Iraq. He is hunted by the sight of something he did watching the streets of Iraq. He shot and killed a little boy. He didn't mean to do it. He saw the little boy but he thought it was a terrorist bomber trying to kill the troops on the ground. Ever since he witnessed that he has nightmares and bad thoughts about that day. He can never forgive himself.

The genre of this book is realistic fiction. The main conflict in the book is a young soldier in Iraq patrolling the streets. As he is patrolling the streets he see's what looks like a Iraqi bomber. He takes a shot and in fact it was a little boy. He starts to walk back to his base camp and a bomber tries to kill him by shooting him with a RPG. He then looses his memory and from then on they have to solve what happened and he is the only one that knows what really happened.

This book was good but it wasn't super good but I would give it a 4 out of 5. This book wasn't that hard but the age limit is at least 15or 16 because they do drop the f bomb a lot. This is still a good book so you should go and get it.
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message 1: by Maura (new)

Maura McGarvey theme?
Bio info on author?
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less summary.

grade = 85


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