Purple Heart

    • 4.5 • 36 Ratings
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    • $8.99

Publisher Description

When Private Matt Duffy wakes up in an army hospital in Iraq, he's honored with a Purple Heart. But he doesn't feel like a hero.

There's a memory that haunts him: an image of a young Iraqi boy as a bullet hits his chest. Matt can't shake the feeling that he was somehow involved in his death. But because of a head injury he sustained just moments after the boy was shot, Matt can't quite put all the pieces together.

Eventually Matt is sent back into combat with his squad—Justin, Wolf, and Charlene—the soldiers who have become his family during his time in Iraq. He just wants to go back to being the soldier he once was. But he sees potential threats everywhere and lives in fear of not being able to pull the trigger when the time comes. In combat there is no black-and-white, and Matt soon discovers that the notion of who is guilty is very complicated indeed.

National Book Award Finalist Patricia McCormick has written a visceral and compelling portrait of life in a war zone, where loyalty is valued above all, and death is terrifyingly commonplace.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2009
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Balzer + Bray
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.1
MB
AUDIENCE
Ninth Grade

Customer Reviews

Ev VV ,

Great book

Amazing plot being discussed, never a boring part of the book

Tosha.Smutny ,

Apples forgetful! Lol

How come apple has 60% of Patricia McCormick's books and not have "cut" one of her best selling and award Winning books!!!

Mrbrghtside172 ,

Awesome

Great book short but great

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