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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A Classic for the Ages- A must read!

Sunrise over Fallujah is a novel whose storyline pertains to the war in Iraq and how one soldier learns about the realism of war. The story follows the Invasion of Iraq through the eyes of Pvt. Scott Carpenter, an African-American soldier in the Public Relations Unit. I...
Sunrise over Fallujah is a novel whose storyline pertains to the war in Iraq and how one soldier learns about the realism of war. The story follows the Invasion of Iraq through the eyes of Pvt. Scott Carpenter, an African-American soldier in the Public Relations Unit. In the Unit, he sees the war firsthand, like gruesome battle scenes and individual events that happen to each of the unit members. The themes that the book represents are courage, prejudice, and suffering in trials of war and hatred. I liked Sunrise over Fallujah because I really love war stories to heart and this book is now one of my favorites. It contains drama, some love, with a blast of action and suspense to keep the reader involved with the story. I didn't find anything wrong with the book other than a part that is VERY suggestive and inappropriate for some younger readers. People should read Sunrise Over Fallujah because it teaches the reader about the aspects of war and the view from not only an American standpoint, but also a view from the Iraqis natives there caught between the crossfire. Overall, I would rate this ***** (five stars), because I loved both the characters and the storyline itself. Other books I would recommend that are like this are Flags of Our Fathers and Black Hawk Down.

posted by Motecizuma on September 26, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A decent war story

Walter Dean Myer's book, Sunrise Over Fallujah, is a decent war story that takes place during the Iraq war. Robin "Birdy" Perry is a new recruit from New York, who decides to join the army since he is not sure of what he wants to do. He is assigned civil affairs, and...
Walter Dean Myer's book, Sunrise Over Fallujah, is a decent war story that takes place during the Iraq war. Robin "Birdy" Perry is a new recruit from New York, who decides to join the army since he is not sure of what he wants to do. He is assigned civil affairs, and gets along well with others in his group. They all think the war will end soon, but soon find out they will be here for much longer . The book was a very realistic story that told of how the war affects solders, and the terror and fear they face when they risk their lives everyday. Birdy also experiences the horrors of war, as he sees many innocent people die, and even some people close to him killed. Birdy begins questioning if America can win, and if he was right to sign up for the war in the first place. The book was a good read that had some really intense and heated moments of action. At other times, I found myself bored as the soldiers were waiting around with nothing to do, or as Birdy kept repeating over and over how the war was affecting him. I was able to pull myself past these parts though, as the book is a really light and simple read. Myers is never short on metaphors, similes, and imagery that helps depict the war to readers of the book. I might have not been impressed by this book because I have read plenty of other war stories, but I would recommend this book as a first war story to someone in junior high or a teenager. It would help them understand what our soldiers are currently going through in Iraq, and give them a glimpse of how a war affects a soldier.

posted by Dan-Skwir on October 4, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    I feel like this book is not even closely believable. Robin Perr

    I feel like this book is not even closely believable. Robin Perrys group was never trained for war but it seemed like that was the main thing his group had to do. They only had one task and that was to befriend the common civilian in iraq. But it seems like that was the only task they didnt complete. This book was all over the place. i figured their would be more detailed descriptions of the people getting killed but it wasnt like that at all! this book put me to sleep. this is an alright read if youre a boring person but i was looking for way more action. it was pretty cool how you put the notes from him to his family in their so we could see what kind of person he was but it was overall boring. i would not waste your money on this book. it was a pretty easy read also.this book gets a 2 out of 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

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    Jonesy dies.....

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    Posted February 25, 2010

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