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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 fiancĂ©e.  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.

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