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Author: Walter Dean  MYERS
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Subject/Category:  9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2015
ISBN: 9.78055e+012
Review: In this prequel to Fallen Angels and Sunrise Over Fallujah, readers are reunited with Josiah "Woody" Wedgewood and Marcus Perry, two friends who had their whole life ahead of them but are on their way to an uncertain future. One white, one black, these young men have nothing in common and everything in common as two soldiers in 1944. World War II is ramping up and these young recruits are ready and eager. As they come together in the greatest test of their lives, they learn hard lessons about race, friendship, and what it really means to fight. Set on the front lines of the Normandy invasion, readers will see the fear, confusion, horror, and brutality of war through Woody's eyes. With the constant forward movement of the soldiers and the continuous battles they fight, this novel can be hard to read - but also hard to put down.

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