By Walter Dean Myers
Operation Iraqi Freedom, that is the code identify. however the younger women and men within the military's Civil Affairs Battalion have a less complicated identify for it: struggle. during this new novel, Walter Dean Myers appears at a latest conflict with an identical strength and searing perception he dropped at the Vietnam battle of his vintage, FALLEN ANGELS. He creates memorable characters just like the book's narrator, Birdy, a tender recruit from Harlem who is wondering why he even enlisted; Marla, a blond, tough-talking, wisecracking gunner; Jonesy, a guitar-playing bluesman who simply desires to make it again to Georgia and open a membership; and an entire unit of different younger women and men and drops them incountry in Iraq, the place they're alleged to aid safe and stabilize Iraq and effectively engage with the Iraqi humans. The younger civil affairs infantrymen quickly locate their definition of "winning" ever extra elusive and their solid intentions being changed through phrases like "survival" and "despair." stuck within the crossfire, Myers' richly rendered characters are only commencing to comprehend the which means of battle during this strong, real looking novel of our instances.