Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Sharpshooter, by Chris Lynch

Vietnam series

Summary:  Enlisting in the United States Army, Ivan is trained to be a sniper. And he’s good at it. Very good. But Vietnam is not the war he was expecting. Somehow the glory and heroism of his father’s war stories do not come so easily in the jungle. Now, for the first time, Ivan is forced to question what he’s really fighting for, and whether it’s a fight he can hope to win.


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One thought on “Sharpshooter, by Chris Lynch

  1. As I expected from a war book, the violence, was well, violent. I think it might be to violent for a 14 year old, but maybe not. Also what I didn’t like was the descriptive violence. An example (or at least how I understood it) : “I squeezed the trigger, sending the shell into the Vietnamese’s forehead. I walked over the the soldier, reaching inside his head for a chunk of his brain. I moved my fingers around.” it was something like that. I think it should get thrown out because it is very violent, and not for a 14 year old.

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