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  Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

Review by: Sara K.
New Jersey, Grade 7

Recently, I just finished reading Fallen angels,(which is young adult fiction)by Walter Dean Myers. Myers, who is no longer alive wrote books for young adults, he wrote monster, fallen angels, sunrise over fallujah and a lot more. He won awards for books such as Harlem, lockdown, scorpions and more.

The main character in Fallen Angels; Richard Perry, goes to the Vietnam for a reason but a very good reason. In the book Perry faces personal conflict of discovering who he is and why he is in the war. He also makes many friends along the way.

In the writing of this book, Myers was trying to help us understand what the point of view was like to be in the Vietnam. Myers is trying to say that Perry went to Vietnam because his brother Kenny needed college tuition money. My favorite part of the book was when Perry was done fighting in the war and went home to his family.

While I sometimes had trouble with this book and reading it, I thought it was a very good book. The author did a great job of writing about what goes on with Perry and being in the war. The main character Richard Perry is caring about what goes on in the war and even with his family. The only thing I didnít like was when the author didnít end it with a surprise. If I was the author I would leave it as if it were a ending that was sweet and surprising.

I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to read about what the war is like. It contains some cursing in it, and talks about getting shot. This book should only be read by people who are interested and are 14 or older.

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