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Fallen Angels

Walter Dean Myers 325 Pages | 2013

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult novel about seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the Army when unable to afford college and is sent to fight in the Vietnam War. Perry and his platoon—Peewee, Lobel,... More

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Mel Watkins for The New York Times Book Review

Myers [has] peopled his novel with some refreshing original characters. Foremost among them is Peewee Gates, a black soldier from Chicago, whose humor and unique view of life act as counterpoint to the grim depiction of war's reality... [Fallen Angels]... More

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The powerful story of an introspective Harlem youth who is sent to fight in Vietnam... Myers masterfully re-creates the combat zone with its ‘hours of boredom, seconds of terror,’ its crushing tension and the distortion of values brought on by... More

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