Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

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A teen soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel that Kirkus Reviews calls "as illuminating as a hand grenade, and just as powerful."

Ben lives a charmed life--effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school. When he decides to enlist in the army after 9/11, no one thinks he'll be in real danger. But his decision has devastating consequences: His convoy gets caught in an explosion, and Ben ends up in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is--or remember anything about his old life. His family and friends mourn what they see as a loss, but Ben perseveres. And as he triumphs, readers will relate to this timely novel that pairs the action and adventure of the best war stories with the emotional elements of struggle and transformation.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012
ISBN: 9781416938965
Branch Call Number: MAZ
Characteristics: 160 p
Additional Contributors: Lerangis, Peter

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BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 07, 2014

Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer
Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room
Originally posted to the Teen Blog on 7/28/2012.

This is the story of one boy who decides upon graduating high school that he’s not going to go into college. He’s not going to Broadway to become an awesome stage performer with his girlfriend. He’s going to join the Army Reserves, much to his family and friends’ surprise. No one understands why he feels the need to join up. But what’s worse, they keep insisting that he’s going off to war even though he keeps trying to explain that the Reserves don’t go to war. Then, his unit gets the order… they’re going to Iraq. One moment in the sand will change his life forever. Will he return home in one piece? Or will the brain damage ruin everything he’s ever had and loved?

This is a heartbreaking story that’s filled with courage, hope, faith, and plenty of love. A short, quick read that’s sure to grab you and not let you go until you’ve gotten to the final page. And even then, it has a tight hold on you that doesn’t let go very easily. I highly recommend this story for anyone who’s thinking of going into the military or anyone simply interested in it. A fabulous love story that will break your heart and then warm it up again.

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indigo_cat_7
Jun 01, 2014

It was kind of boring.

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BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 07, 2014

BostonPL_AnnaD thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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