Vietnam #2

Sharpshooter

By Chris Lynch
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545270267, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 2012

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Description
Of all his friends, Ivan is the only one looking forward to war.
That's because Ivan has never backed down from a fight--especially when it comes to fighting for what's right. He has protected his friends from bullies for years. And now, as war erupts in Vietnam, Ivan wants nothing more than to fight for his country, just as his father did in World War II.
Enlisting in the United States Army, Ivan is trained to be a sniper. And he's good at it. Very good. But Vietnam is not the war he was expecting. Somehow the glory and heroism of his father's war stories do not come so easily in the jungle.
Now, for the first time, Ivan is forced to question what he's really fighting for... and whether it's a fight he can hope to win.



About the Author
Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award-winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book "Freewill", "Iceman", "Gypsy Davy", and "Shadow Boxer"--all ALA Best Books for Young Adults--as well as "Killing Time in Crystal City", "Little Blue Lies", "Pieces", "Kill Switch", "Angry Young Man", and "Inexcusable", which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.
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