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by
Danica Novgorodoff ,Benjamin Percy ,James Ponsoldt
colored by
Hilary Sycamore

Edition
-
Publisher
First Second
Imprint
First Second
ISBN
9781596435223
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use
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Josh, Cody, and Gordon are best friends, and their fathers are soldiers serving in Iraq. Living in a small town, most kids like them don't have many options for the future, other than joining the military themselves. But Josh has plans to go to college-until he receives news from overseas that changes his life. Graphic novel. Paperback. Full-color artwork.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

6" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

2.3: points 0.5

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Feb 2010

Book Genres


Topics

Friendship. Fathers. Fighting. Hunting. The Iraq War. The armed services.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Junior Library Guild


• With subtlety and deep emotion, the story shows the effects of the Iraq War on families and young people.
• The startling cover image and graphic-novel format will draw in readers.
• Teens will identify with Josh, Cody, and Gordon’s restlessness and tough-love friendship.
• The gritty illustrations perfectly match the tone of the story. In close-up frames and eagle-eye views, Danica Novgorodoff captures telling details.
• The ending is surprising, provocative, and memorable.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild


• With subtlety and deep emotion, the story shows the effects of the Iraq War on families and young people.
• The startling cover image and graphic-novel format will draw in readers.
• Teens will identify with Josh, Cody, and Gordon’s restlessness and tough-love friendship.
• The gritty illustrations perfectly match the tone of the story. In close-up frames and eagle-eye views, Danica Novgorodoff captures telling details.
• The ending is surprising, provocative, and memorable.

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