Sunday, February 23, 2014
Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am (YA)
Book #22 Read in 2014
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis (YA)
I liked Mazer's historical trilogy which started A Boy at War, so I was excited about this book. Like the series, this book was a quick read. It told the story of Benjamin Bright, a teenager who enlists in the Army upon high school graduation, despite the protests of his parents, best friend and fiancée. Ben is injured in the line of duty and returns home with a traumatic brain injury. He needs to re-learn vocabulary, how to do simple tasks and who his family members are. This book gives good insight to what someone with a TBI might face and also the stress of this injury upon family and friends. The ending was a little too nicely tied up for me but I guess I should have expected that from Mazer's other books. Overall, a decent read.