Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Purple Heart

In Purple Heart the main character is a 19 year old named Matt. He is in the ARMY and his squad is located in Iraq. In the beginning of the story his squad meets this young Iraqi kid and they take care of him throughout the story. Matt starts in the hospital where he has recently been injured. He has suffered from a minor brain injury but eventually recovers. He isthen sent back out to his squad. They are hapy to see him back but when he returns they are in a ceize fire. Matt does have to deal with all the flashbacks from where he was hurt. But he can't seem to make any sence of it. I liked this book because it was about a current war and was very interesting because it felt like you were a current soldire while reading it. The only thing i didn't like was how the pages were organized, because there wasn't any chapters. It just went from scene to scene. I could sort of compare this book to "All the Broken Pieces" because of all the flashbacks that Matt had, and some of the characters in All the Broken Pieces had flashbacks. I would reccomend this book to anybody that enjoys war or has a military family.

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