Found yet another well-written, attention-grabbing novel in the YA section of our little library this week.
Gotta love a book that, in addition to being a page-turner, also teaches you a thing or two. For instance, did you know that "by the end of April 2014, there were over two thousand U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan and nearly twenty thousand service members were wounded in action. In 2012 alone, there were more suicides in the military than deaths in combat, and most of those suicides were young men between eighteen and twenty-four years old, (and) more than half of the 2.6 million veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq struggle with physical or mental health problems related to their service. The VA continues to be underfunded, and many veterans fail to receive the quality care they need"?
This book, written by Heather Demetrios -- granddaughter of one and daughter of two U.S. Marines -- tells what it's like to love someone who has actually been to Hell and back.