Fiction Jensen Pocket Change

ISBN 13: 9780027477313

Pocket Change

3.33 avg rating
( 9 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780027477313: Pocket Change

When her father's behavior becomes erratic and violent, sixteen-year-old Josie suspects that it may be connected to his wartime experiences in Vietnam.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 7-12-- A haunting portrait of a father, tormented by flashbacks of the Vietnam War, and his family, frightened and uncertain about how to cope. Preoccupied with school, waitressing, and a boyfriend, 16-year-old Josie Monroe suddenly realizes that her father has become a stranger. The family suffers financially and emotionally as Mr. Monroe struggles with a newly-awakened memory of killing a Vietnamese girl. He slips from reality into combat paranoia. Josie's young stepmother reacts by denying, and then by wanting to flee the situation. With the support of her boyfriend, Josie confronts false rumors about her father, locates his military records, and contacts a veterans' counseling center. When her father barricades himself in his house, Josie's persuasion and the accidental near-shooting of his young son shock Mr. Monroe into seeking treatment. Suspense builds carefully and steadily; characters provide a case-study range of reactions; and the secure affluence of Groton, Conn., contrasts dramatically with the sinister jungle of Vietnam in Mr. Monroe's flashbacks. Josie is a resourceful, realistic heroine who wants to understand but must also grapple with fear, anger, and frustration over her father's irrationality. Teen readers will ponder Josie's melancholy observation that repressed memories eventually surface just as "coins pocket change wear through cloth." --Gerry Larson, Chewning Junior High School, Durham, N.C.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 83.98

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jensen
Published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (1989)
ISBN 10: 0027477312 ISBN 13: 9780027477313
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027477312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 83.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds