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With starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews, this moving novel by acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers is a modern classic. In the late 1960s, Richie Perry is growing up fast on the battlefields of Vietnam. But in the war-torn jungle, every moment is a struggle to survive. All Richie wants is to make it out alive.

©1988 Walter Dean Myers (P)2004 Recorded Books. LLC

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such an awesome book!

absolutely loved this book! If your obsessed with war themed stories then this story is for you

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excellent story

to be completely honest I had to read this for school but im happy i did

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amazing

Iv read this book about 5 times and I'm always captured by it. highly recommend reading it

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Love It!!

Fell in love with this book the first time I read it in School Awesome.

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Do not waste your money or time

This is just a story of some men doing as little as possible. Just some scared young men. No plot... store line... nothing

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