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Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together -- and they promise to do all they can to come home together.
Of the four, it's Beck that has the most to lose. He's the smart one of the bunch, and he could be -- SHOULD be -- going to college. His parents certainly think so. But he has a pact to honor, and so Beck enlists in the US Air Force.
As their tours of duty near completion and the war itself spirals further out of control, the four best friends are at last on a collision course. Will they all survive long enough to be reunited?
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Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-grade and teen readers, including the Cyberia series and the National Book Award finalist INEXCUSABLE. He teaches in the Lesley University creative writing MFA program, and divides his time between Massachusetts and Scotland.Review:
Praise for Chris Lynch's World War II series:
* "An expertly crafted war story with fluid prose, bleak humor, careful attention to historic detail, and a view of 'The Good War' worth pondering." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Though aimed at younger readers, Lynch doesn't write down, instead offering a powerful taste of war on a personal level." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for Chris Lynch's Vietnam series:
"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Lynch brilliantly captures the war in small details." -- Booklist
"A fine balance of thoughtfulness and gritty action." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Book Description Scholastic Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110545270235
Book Description Scholastic Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0545270235
Book Description Scholastic Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0545270235 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0216222