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My brother just shipped off to the Navy and I would really like to read this book. I don't mind violence at all, but is there anything else I need to be aware of before reading? What age would you say is appropriate to read the book? Thanks!

Louise Johnson I would give the book an "R" rating based on foul language.

I don't think the descriptions of firefights are overly harsh. There are saddening accounts of a fellow shoulders getting wounded and dying, but it would be so much worse if watching it on film.

If you don't mind your child reading tons of bad language and risk it creeping into his or her speech, then the book should be fine for an adolescent.
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