A soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel from award-winning authors-one a veteran.
Ben lives a charmed life-effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school. When he decides to enlist in the army, no one thinks he'll be in real danger. But his decision has devastating consequences: His convoy gets caught in an explosion, and Ben ends up in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is-or remember anything about his old life. His family and friends mourn what they see as a loss, but Ben perseveres. And as he triumphs, readers will relate to this timely novel that pairs the action and adventure of the best war stories with the emotional elements of struggle and transformation.
As an underage soldier in WWII, Henry Mazer has firsthand experience of what it means to be a young man in the military.
- ISBN10 1416938966
- ISBN13 9781416938965
- Publish Date 5 February 2013 (first published 7 February 2012)
- Publish Status Active
- Publish Country US
- Publisher Simon & Schuster
- Imprint Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Edition Reprint ed.
- Format Paperback (B-Format (198x129 mm))
- Pages 160
- Language English