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While He Was Away by Karen Halvorsen Schreck
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May 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-ya, realistic-fiction, may-release, young-adult-lit, soldiers-war-military
Read from May 14 to 19, 2012

While He Was Away is full of hope and emotion. It takes a while to get to know Penna for who she really is once David is gone, but it's worth the wait. I also enjoyed that we get more from the book than just how Penna is coping during David's absence. We get to watch her create friendships with those around her, the struggle between her and her mom, and also watch as Penna uncovers secrets about her family.

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05/14/2012 page 55
22.0% "I sort of want to stop my day, sit outside, and keep reading this book."
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