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Search and Destroy by [Dean Hughes]

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Dean Hughes is the author of more than eighty books for young readers, including the popular sports series Angel Park All-Stars, the Scrappers series, the Nutty series, the widely acclaimed companion novels Family Pose and Team PictureSearch and Destroy, and Four-Four-Two. His novel Soldier Boys was selected for the 2001 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list. Dean Hughes and his wife, Kathleen, have three children and nine grandchildren. They live in Midway, Utah.

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Grade 8 Up–Rick, a recent high school graduate, has no direction. He and his girlfriend break up as she prepares to start college, and an argument with his boss leads Rick to quit his job. After a fight with his father, he decides to join the army, realizing that he needs some discipline. He is selected to join the Special Forces and attend jump school in preparation for going to Vietnam. There, Rick is challenged by the heat, the smell of burning sewage, and jungle training. He volunteers for a unit that goes out on long-range jungle patrols and almost loses his life rescuing a comrade. He also discovers that many of his fellow soldiers do not really believe they are accomplishing anything. This is an involving story about the Vietnam War from the viewpoint of a young soldier. Hughes captures the danger, tension, pain, and small triumphs of the conflict. While this book could be easily read by many middle school students, it is more appropriate for high school collections because of its graphic battle scenes and descriptions of serious injuries and death. A well-written, realistic, and engrossing book.–Jane G. Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0061Q6CO0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 21, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3041 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 228 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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