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by Walter Dean Myers

Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry has just graduated from high school. There's no way he can afford college and the streets are just too hard, so he signs up for the Army and gets shipped off to Vietnam. In a battlefield jungle where every move can mean the difference between life and death he meets Peewee, Lobel, Johnson and Brunner. They're all here for different reasons but now they share a single dream - getting out alive.
Download Fallen Angels epub
ISBN: 0329661833
ISBN13: 978-0329661830
Category: No category
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Special Anniversary Edition edition (May 1, 2008)
ePUB size: 1268 kb
FB2 size: 1509 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 583
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This was a great look into Vietnam, from the perspective of a young soldier. Although the book is fiction, there is no doubt about the realities expressed in the book; the reader is immersed into the environment of physical combat, and the experiences of those in it's midst. If you've ever been in or around military combat, this book will resonate. If you have not been around combat, this book will exhibit a slice of the Vietnam 'pie' that so many have endured.
My daughter bought this book for my grandson for his high school summer reading assignment. Trying to get him to get started on it I challenged him that I could finish reading it before he could. And I absolutely HATE to read. All I can say is that I finished it in 5 days and am considering another book by this author. It is a great book and I highly recommend it !!
generation of new
I was given the option to select from a small list of books for a school assignment and a friend of mine recommended Fallen Angels. I chose it because we like similar books and I've enjoyed every other story I've read by Mr. Meyers, and I do not regret my decision. There were a few errors in the wording of the digital copy compared to the narration (which was phenomenal) but they didn't interfere with my reading experience. Love the book, the author, the narrator, and every detail of the book.
Still In Mind
Intense. I had to put it down sometimes to rest my mind from the mental images. That's good writing. Totally recommend.
Read the book 3 times already. My most favorite book ever!
This was a good book to read. It was an easy read and I would recommend it to the High School level only student beause of the language used by the characters and the grahic war scenes in the book. The relationships that develop through the characters is a reason to want to read it. If you have some historical knowledge of that period it would help you understand the setting of the book and events that led each one the characters to arrive at war in Viet Nam. It is a view of war through the eyes of the author. It is well written and it captures the human side of soldiers who are pressed into situations they have no control over. They must grow up quickly in that hostile environment with what survival skills they have. It keeeps your attention.
Fantastic book! Enjoyed every page of it!
This is a very true to life scenario of what it was like in those days. Facing the draft and the fact that you would be in a war...and all that goes with it. Most of them starting out very gungho and then getting into the realityof it all. Good book for the younger crowd to read...and those that remember the day.