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Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am
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About The Book
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: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 5, 2013)
- Length: 160 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416938965
- Ages: 12 - 99
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- ILA Teachers' Choices
- ALA Quick Picks Nominee
- TAYSHAS Reading List (TX)
- ALA Schneider Family Book Award
- ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults - Top Ten
- CBC Best Children's Books of the Year
- ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults - Top Ten
- MSTA Reading Circle List
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