Wonderful story. I liked the simple language, and the characters. There was no tryhard "artsy" stuff being shoved in where it doesn't belong. All this, while the actual monologues of the main character feel extremely personal (definitely largely autobiographical) and those were my favorite parts of the book. Pilar's stories are also a highlight.
There is a noticeable dip, where the story kind of plateaus, the character don't really have an immediate conflict. But once it gets over that, it's great again.
As someone that grew up reading romanticized accounts of war, it's a breath of fresh air to read a story that really illustrates how much thought and hard choices go into any operation.
school & library binding
Published Oct. 7, 1999 by Tandem Library.