I Pledge Allegiance by Chris Lynch

The first in a series about the Vietnam War, I Pledge Allegiance sees four best friends join four branches of the military and head off to war. This book is so engaging that I could barely put it down. The main character, Morris, struggles with what the point of the war is until he finds himself being shot at by Vietcong. He goes from a completely innocent kid to a war-hardened sailor. The book is raw and sometimes painful and doesn’t shy away from describing the horrors of war, but it is still appropriate for younger audiences. I highly recommend it to teens interested in the Vietnam War.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2019: 39
Pages Read in 2019: 10,232
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