Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried is by Tim O'Brien. An amazing series of fictionalized short stories that follow O'Brien's Alpha Company during and after the Vietnam War. O'Brien makes the Vietnam Era come alive for readers. He provides a powerful glimpse into the lives of Vietnam veterans and the pain many still deal with today. It has been said that war is hell and Tim O'Brien brings this home as few authors can. A powerful read.

Ratings: 9th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).

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