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Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am (Paperback) (Harry Mazer & Peter Lerangis)
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A teen soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel thatKirkus 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.
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated over the course of many months for a traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother, and although Ben will never be the person he once was, this is the story of his struggle and transformation.
Number of Pages: 148
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / Survival Stories, Social Issues / Special Needs, Medicine + Health, Health + Daily Living / General, War + Military, Types of Characters, Health + Daily Living / Diseases
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Harry Mazer & Peter Lerangis
Street Date: February 5, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-7067