Monday, December 29, 2014


Written by: Kevin C. Pyle

First line: When I heard we were moving again I don’t remember being particularly upset.

Why you should read this book: Dean is only interested in drawing and in playing World War Two soldier games in the woods near his house, and is actively opposed to learning math or being respectful in school. Over the course of the year, he begins to separate his fantasies of omnipotent American soldiers who always triumph against evil from the reality of war he sees in a book of Holocaust photos, and hears from a homeless veteran he meets in the woods. A relatable coming-of-age story that presents the big changes of adolescence as small changes in perception and maturity.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You think war is just swell, and your side is always fighting against evil. 

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