Fallen Angels is by Walter Dean Myers. Perry is a Harlem teenager who find himself in the trenches in Vietnam. He and his squad are fighting to stay alive and asking themselves what they are fighting for and if it is really worth the cost. An amazing coming-of-age story that looks at Vietnam and the African American experience there. A great tale for this generation of teenagers who know nothing about the 60s, and a poignant reminder for those of us who lived them.
Ratings: 9th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).