A Feature Book of the Week #12 I Pledge Allegiance by Chris Lynch

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Feature Book of the Week
I Pledge Allegiance
Chris Lynch

Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together--and they pledge to do all they can to come home together.

Haunted by dreams of violence and death, Morris makes it his personal mission to watch over his friends--and the best place to do that is in the US Navy. Stationed off the coast of Vietnam on the USS Boston, Morris and his fellow sailors provide crucial support to the troops on the ground.

But the Boston itself isn't safe from attack. And as Morris finds his courage and resolve tested like never before, he keeps coming back to a single thought.

He made a pledge. He must keep them safe.

About the Author

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award-winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including KILL SWITCH, ANGRY YOUNG MAN, and INEXCUSABLE, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He is also the author of FREEWILL, GOLD DUST, ICEMAN, GYPSY DAVY, and SHADOWBOXER, all ALA Best Books for Young Adults; EXTREME ELVIN WHITECHURCH, and ALL THE OLD HAUNTS. 

He holds an M.A. from the writing program at Emerson College. He mentors aspiring writers and continues to work on new literary projects. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

3 Delicious Comments:

Unknown said...

this book was realistic in its depiction of war. what i had a hard time with was believing that all four friends would enlist together (especially those who had planned on going to college) and also they all enlisted in the four different branches of the military. not too believable as far as i'm concerned.

Ladue Middle School

Anonymous said...

I loved this book It was about four best friends that are living in the middle of the vietnam war, but when one of them gets drafted, what will they do to stay together?

-Wentzville Middle School

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this! I've heard really good reviews on it!!! :)

_Hazelwood West Middle School

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