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When I Was a Soldier

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    Gloriously Captivating

    This book is about a French woman named Valerie who is being recruited in a military. It includes her memoirs and her life meeting new people and some old friends. I found it quiet enjoyable and it was a page-turner. If you enjoy reading memories, this book is splendid. I could really relate myself to various of her situations. This book made me laugh and cry. I enjoyed it enormously. Something I don't think was too amazing was the title. I don't think it was deep enough for this book. It wasn't very effective when it came to hooking the reader. A reader usually judges a book by its cover, no matter what anyone and/or everyone else says. The title is a very vital piece, and must be chosen wisely. A reader wants to see the title and be amused by it, but for When I Was a Soldier, the reader should read what it is about. When I saw this book, I really liked the cover, and I found the half-face amusing, and I decided to read it. While reading this novel, I found many strong vocabulary words, and some that could help me in school. Many times, these words were in French, and would fascinate me, as I love foreign language. This story has many good aspects: the cover, vocabulary, and the content which were all amazingly fantastic. I definantly recommend this book to the ages 12 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2007


    This book was great! It is a very interesting and fun to read. Once you start you can't stop, really.

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