Vietnam #4: Casualties of War [NOOK Book]

Overview

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." - Kirkus Reviews Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together -- and they promise to do all they can to come home together. Of the four, it's Beck that has the most to lose. He's the smart one of the bunch, and he could be -- SHOULD be -- going to college. His parents certainly think so. But he has a pact to honor, and
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Vietnam #4: Casualties of War

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Overview

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." - Kirkus Reviews Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together -- and they promise to do all they can to come home together. Of the four, it's Beck that has the most to lose. He's the smart one of the bunch, and he could be -- SHOULD be -- going to college. His parents certainly think so. But he has a pact to honor, and so Beck enlists in the US Air Force. As their tours of duty near completion and the war itself spirals further out of control, the four best friends are at last on a collision course. Will they all survive long enough to be reunited?
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Chris Lynch's VIETNAM:

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Lynch brilliantly captures the war in small details." - BOOKLIST

"So vivid, the reader will feel the stickiness of the heat and . . . hear the buzzing of mosquitoes." - VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES

"A fine balance of thoughtfulness and gritty action." - BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

"Lynch delivers an action-packed examination of the bonds and trials of friendship." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"It makes you wonder how you would have acted in those situations. . . . Recommended." - LIBRARY MEDIA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545520249
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Vietnam Series, #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 127,249
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-grade and teen readers, including the Cyberia series and the National Book Award finalist INEXCUSABLE. He teaches in the Lesley University creative writing MFA program, and divides his time between Massachusetts and Scotland.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Great Book

    Great series in general, BUT Y U HAVE 2 KILL RUDI!!?? HE WAS JUST GETTING AWESOME AND BAD AT THE SAME TIME!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Great book

    I would say this a very good book. But why kill rudi!? He was getting a little messed up though

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Ok

    It was great, but the end stunk

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Good book

    Great book but worst ending ever!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Answer

    It was Ivan because it was a sniper. If it was Ivan then they wouldnt see him. Plus Ivan was getting pretty mad.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    To answer

    Thanks so much! I think he wrote book 5 in this series csnt wait to see their reactions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Best Ever!!

    This book is an amazing story, just like the rest of the series. Its a little sad and weird but over all you wont be able to put it down

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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