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No Man's Land


Dov Howard loves his brother and is thrilled when Brian, a National Guard soldier, is sent home in one piece. But talking to his jumpy brother is like juggling grenades, and Dov can’t help but notice Brian’s new best friends: Jack Daniels and the pistol he sleeps with. What will it take for his family to wake up and see the ugly truth of PTSD?

Format: Ebook
ISBN: 9780738734354
Publisher: Flux
Tags: Reading Level: Grades 9-12, Interest Level: Grades 9-12, Military, Family

Brian came home from Afghanistan.But he brought the war back with him. If life were a movie, my role would be Emo Kid/Family Loser. My brother Brian would star as Master of the Universe. You might think it would be easy to resent him, but my brother is impossible to hate. Just like everyone else, I’m thrilled to have Brian back home from Afghanistan in one piece. But he’s different now. Everyone refuses to see my brother’s dark secret. What will it take for them to wake up and face the ugly truth? Praise for The Other Sister: “Gently touching and ultimately hopeful, Underdahl lets the reader know that while the past can’t be erased, a new and loving present can be created—a vivid and moving story.”—Kirkus Reviews “This vivid, realistic portrait of a family in transition will hold readers’ interest to the very last page.”—School Library Journal Praise for Remember This: “This demure novel’s veritas provides compelling reading.”—VOYA “Heart-felt and touching. The mix of serious issues and lighter fare will appeal to a wide audience.”—KLIATT

Copyright: 2012
Page Count: 288
ATOS: 5.4
Rights Territory: Worldwide
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings

S. T. (Susan Thompson) Underdahl is the author of Remember This and No Man’s Land. In addition to writing, Underdahl is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of individuals suffering from brain injury or dementia. She is also a clinical supervisor of graduate students at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where she lives with her family.

Reviews and Awards

“Bravery comes in many forms.” — Kirkus Reviews

“… the story smartly confronts both PTSD and the generational impact of war without making them the sole focus.” — Publishers Weekly

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