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Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
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Aug 10, 2008

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bookshelves: 14-16, war

Just out of high school, Robin joins the service and is sent to Iraq. I think Myers does a good job here of teaching young readers about life during wartime Iraq, and in writing a suspenseful and compelling story. There's a little bit of repetition (women as caregivers, things happening when someone is using the bathroom) as well as Myers pet topics (Harlem and the blues) shoehorned into the story. However, it's still a compelling, contemporary war story, and I think readers will enjoy it. Interestingly, I have a friend who is currently an embedded journalist in Afghanistan, and his most recent email echoed some of the writing in this book so closely, I felt it must have a good deal of accuracy.
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