Monday, February 24, 2014

Five top military-themed YA novels

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Dahlia Adler tagged five great military-themed YA novels, including:
If I Lie, by Corinne Jackson

This is the story of a girl left behind by her soldier best friend and the secret they share, but it’s also the story of a town left behind—one that’s swaddled in hero worship and black-and-white ideals. Quinn lives with the pain of everyone in town, including her father, thinking she committed the unthinkable act of betrayal against a saint—perfectly on par with the theme of the personal sacrifices we make for what we deem to be the greater good, and when it’s time to put yourself first. Of all the books on this list, this one definitely drew the most tears from me, but they were by no means entirely sad ones.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue