Sunrise over Fallujah

Sunrise over Fallujah

by Walter Dean Myers
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Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

From Walter Dean Myers comes a powerful and timely novel about the heroics and horror of war---a gripping companion to FALLEN ANGELS. Robin "Birdy" Perry, a new army recruit from Harlem, isn't quite sure why he joined the army, but he's sure where he's headed: Iraq. Birdy and the others in the Civilian Affairs Battalion are supposed to help secure and stabilize the country and successfully interact with the Iraqi people. Officially, the code name for their maneuvers is Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the young men and women in the CA unit have a simpler name for it: WAR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545232029
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 131,449
File size: 387 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


Walter Dean Myers is the 2012 - 2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author an award-winning body of work which includes, SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS, SLAM!, and MONSTER. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Awards, and three National Book Award Finalists citations. In addition, he is the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Sunrise over Fallujah 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Motecizuma More than 1 year ago
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.
just_some_dude More than 1 year ago
a little mad about the ending right 1 more in the series. like one about monaco ( from fallen angles)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
POORLY EDITEDBUT GREAT BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found out this is based on a true story in 2003 it dosnt suprise me because it seemed very real its a must buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a U.S. soldier who is in the Iraq War. He is assigned to the civil affairs team and his job is to make friends with the Iraqi people. He encounters many obstacles a long the way including lossing his friends and seeing people die which affects him inside. His missions arne't the ones that get in the front lines of the newspaper, but they are the most important it the Iraq war will be a success. I thought it was a very good book becuase it brings you into a soldiers life and it tells the book as if you were with the soliders in the war. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading about war or wants to read about a soldier who is caught up in this horrible war where he dosn't know who the enemy is.
Dan-Skwir More than 1 year ago
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.
mominschool More than 1 year ago
The characters in this story are likable and most of them seem real. I was concerned this would be a war story, but it is not. It is about a person who happens to be a soldier and how the war affects him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Sunrise Over Fallujah, a Military recruit named Robin "Birdy" Perry, finds himself engulfed in the horrors of war. In this book, Walter Dean Myers does an incredible job of capturing the real-life terror that faces all soldiers in combat situations. It is edgy, realistic, and an amazing book for the teenage audience. It begins with Robin "Birdy" Perry joining his Civil Affairs squad and leaving the U.S. for Iraq. Throughout the book, "Birdy" and his squad are dragged deeper and deeper into a war where they don't know who their enemies are or where they're coming from. Near the end of the book, "Birdy" finds himself wondering if the United States is really winning the war and whether he should have enlisted in the first place. The fact that the author has served in the Military is apparent, since his description of the day-to-day struggles of war are vivid and in-depth. This book's characters are diverse, and they are thoroughly flushed-out as the conflict drags on. The sad truth that no one is safe in a war is shown in this book time and again as soldiers and civilians alike are injured or killed because of the conflict. In conclusion, I find this book to be both a frightening and entertaining example of modern writing. The characters and story-telling in this book help to raise it beyond the rank and file. It is a good book for both Walter Dean Myers fans and anyone who enjoys realistic fiction. I personally found this book a glimpse into the realities of war. Though I normally don't read realistic fiction, I was still enthralled with this fantastic book. I recommend it for anyone in need of a good, moderately challenging book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a very good book
bmw3905 More than 1 year ago
WAR: that's what it's called. In Sunrise over Fallujah an 18 year old boy finds out what war really is. Robin Perry, from Harlem is sent over to the foreign country Iraq. His hero skills are put to the test when they travel back and forth from Fallujah to Baghdad, and faced with many disasters. Description and summary of main points Writing to his Uncle Richie back at home, "Birdy", is trapped with a world of worries. Defending his nation and trying to stop Saddam Hussein, Birdy and his friends are just trying to make it by day by day. Jonesy, Birdy's new best friend, a guitar playing hick that doesn't know why he is in Iraq, just wants to be back in the states. Marla, a tough talking girl with a lot of attitude faces some major problems of her own. While traveling to the dangerous city Baghdad body bags lay on the side of the road with unburied people. Birdy's unit is just trying to stay away from all of the danger that lies ahead. Evaluation This book will have you at the edge of your seat and wanting to read more. I recommend this book to middle school and up. With excitement on every page Sunrise over Fallujah will have you just wanting to find out what will happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book I though it showed a very realistic view of war of what's it's like and how it can effect a soldiers but the book is a great page turner it's not a hard book to read so anyone can read this. I really liked the main character Robin Perry aka birdy because he show great bravery for joining the army at 18 because of 9/11.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main character is birdy in the novel of the sunrise of fallujah. He isn't really sure why he joined the army but he is sure where he is getting shipped to iraq. The main conflict is that birdy needs to know the real meaning of war. This character vs. self which is internal conflict. What i liked about the book is that it really shows the real meaning of war in iraq. I would recommend this book to people who really like war or people who like lots of action because these or on those books.
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A great book!!!
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Wow
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A terrific book filled with action.recommended for all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always walter dean myers delivers his bookly dose of kick a$$
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