Purple Heart

By McCormick, Patricia

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While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali.

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Gr 7-Up McCormick follows up her best-selling "Sold" (Hyperion, 2006) with a haunting look at the soldiers in Iraq. Matt Duffy is a private who escapes dying after nearly being hit by an RPG, but cannot remember what happened to him, has a hard time grasping new things, and desperately wants to get back to his squad. Most of the bo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

A Baghdad firefight leaves Private Matt Duffy injured and two Iraqi civilians dead. Since Matt sustained a traumatic brain injury...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Patricia McCormick’s story is filled with authentic, spot-on details. The specifics of military life in post-war Iraq and the rapport of soldiers in such a stressful environment are fascinating. The mystery of what happen...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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