Based on the authorÕs own experiences as a cadet at the exclusive United States Military Academy at West Point, Battle Dress is the brutally honest tale of seventeen-year-old Andi Davis, who views her acceptance at West Point as a chance to escape her dysfunctional family and prove to herself that she has what it takes to survive ÒThe Beast,Ó insider terminology for Basic Training. But nothing could have prepared Andi for the rigors that followÑor for the inner strength that she will need to succeed as a woman in a nearly all-male society. Compelling and powerful, but never militaristic, this is a tale of triumph that wonÕt fail to move readers.
"In this insider account of a female cadet's first summer at West Point, readers are given a potent dose of military life," wrote PW. Ages 12-up.
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I love this book!! It gives the reader an idea about the life of a West Point cadet. I am understanding it. I LOVE BATTLE DRESS!!
Loved the book, a great read.
It's an awesome true story, and the author did a great job of not dragging it on or making it boring.
I am a 10 year old girl and i am reading this book with my dad. This book is great. The first time i saw this book i said "daddy, i don't like this book. It's too thick." but when i sarted reading this book i started laughing and crying. That girl in the picture of the book is andrea davis. She is so strong. The first time the boys saw her, they said "oh, she's just a girl." When weeks passed by they started liking her because Andi is tough and did not quit. You should read this book. (West Point)