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Posted October 3, 2011
I feel this book should be read by everyone in America. I didn't truly understand the don't ask, don't tell until I read this amazing book. This book allows you to experience the war and coming back from the war from a perspective that is true to the those living it. The way these AMERICAN heroes have been treated reminds me of growing up in the south with racial prejudice. It made me stop and think as never before. How can we expect our children to stop bullying in schools and neighborhoods when the leaders are setting a bad example for them. The law has been changed, but have the hearts? A must read for those who truly want to learn something. You will cringe, laugh, cry and care deeply for these people. I couldn't put it down. Pray for America.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2011
This is a great fictional account of the very real tragedies behind the DADT policy. The central conflict between the gay rights movement and the religious right (exemplified through the DADT repeal) is vicious and polarized, as it is in the current US political climate. While the characters aren't always lovable, they are genuine and visceral. (I never thought I could have a crush on another angry, drunken misanthrope-or a gay man-but here I am, half in love with Mark Bradford.) The malevolent characters and their motivations are extremely well painted, but the characters that change over the course of the book, Erin in particular, really show how small changes in perception make huge changes personally and societally. Gay or straight, Christian or not, this is a book with huge scope for intense discussions. I'm recommending it to my book club this afternoon!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.