Tin Soldier

Category: Book
By (author): Brouwer, Sigmund
Series: The Seven Sequels
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Audience: young adult
Awards: CCBC Best Books (2015) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: October 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.62in
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From The Publisher*Jim Webb's pursuit of the truth about his grandfather's role in the Vietnam War puts him squarely in the sights of someone high up in the US military--someone who wants certain events from that war left in the past. Webb goes on the run in the American Deep South with Lee, a Vietnam vet, trying to smoke out the man they call the Bogeyman by using Webb as bait. The Bogeyman may be powerful and smart, but Webb and Lee, with the help of a few of Lee's old army buddies (and one motorcycle-riding girl), are ready to take him down.
From The Publisher*Webb puts his Nashville music dreams on hold while he searches for the truth about his grandfather's role in the Vietnam War.
From The Publisher*When things hit you out of nowhere, pick yourself up and pretend nothing happened.
Review Quote*"Rich in historical detail, the narrative is a crash course on a volatile time in American history. Webb, who battles his own internal demons even as he's fighting external enemies, is a complicated and authentic hero."
Review Quote*"A fast-paced story with lots of twists, Tin Soldier will have readers hooked and cheering on its teenaged main character Webb from page one...Faked deaths, secret identities, political corruption, and unexpected bonds unravel and develop as Webb and Lee learn more about each other...A great read that is hard to put down, full of characters readers can't help but root for, and packed with historical facts without allowing the story to become a dry history lesson. Highly Recommended."
Review Quote*"A good choice for older reluctant readers or students interested in recent history...This thrill-a-minute series will hook reluctant readers as well as fans of James Bond and Jason Bourne."
Review Quote*"Brouwer certainly knows how to weave an intriguing mystery, and protagonist Jim Webb's blend of hard-earned cynicism and innate compassion stand him in good stead as he unravels the secrets of his grandfather's past...[Webb] learns that self-respect and forgiveness are key to letting go of anger. Racism, tolerance, compassion, self-respect, and the power of song resonate through the novel. In the end, as he performs his adaptation in a small club, we cheer for Webb as much as does his audience."
Biographical NoteSigmund Brouwer is the bestselling author of nineteen novels and several series of children's books, including titles in the Orca Echoes, Orca Currents and Orca Sports series, with over three million books in print in seven different languages. His 2012 novel, Devil's Pass, was a finalist for the John Spray Mystery Award, a Red Maple nominee and a Kirkus Reviews Critics' Pick. For more information, visit ... Sigmund and his family divide their time between his hometown of Red Deer, Alberta, and Nashville, Tennessee, where his Grammy-nominated wife is a singer and songwriter.